November 7, 2017
The colors, the sweet wind chill, and the sweet & spicy flavors of Fall are finally upon us! Fall is my absolute favorite season. Fall when I non-arbitrarily become obsessed with nature. I love showing my appreciation for the abundance of beauty by spending lots of time outside and around the whimsical array of color and animal activity that becomes evident when the weather begins to change. In turn, I believe, I’m gifted with my most creative ideas and inspiration....
June 30, 2016
Summer is here and so is Essence Fest 2016! There’s so much to see and do in this one weekend before the 4th of July. Here at Manning’s Sports Bar, we came up with 4 drinks to help get you through the weekend. Whether your taking a break from the fest or trying to find a cool spot to escape the heat, come visit us on Fulton Street and try one of our specialty cocktails: 1 – Hennessy Halftime Punch...
June 30, 2016
I’m the type of girl who loves a good cognac on the rocks, no mixer. Just the smell and taste of some E&J, Remy Martin, or Hennessy is enough to satisfy my liquid desires. However, summer in New Orleans is brutal, and I often crave fruity, yet refreshing drinks that will serve its original purpose and cool me down as well. Most of these dual-purpose drinks don’t include cognac, but if they do, the taste isn’t one to desire. So, I decided...
October 15, 2015
The Moscow Mule is a very popular fall drink here in New Orleans; it’s got the right amount of sweet and sour balance that makes any drink great. Ginger-lovers will love this drink. It’s a great recommendation for vodka drinkers who want to try something new. This variation of the Moscow Mule, called the Mandarin Mule, is a nice alternative for those who aren’t necessarily the biggest fans of the former version, but are intrigued by the idea. The ginger and orange combo...
July 22, 2015
This is for all my Hennessy lovers, or anyone who loves brown liquor! I have been hoarding this recipe for a while, but I’m finally ready to share it with others.
May 26, 2015
A delightfully sweet cocktail, this drink is perfect for a hot and humid or even a rainy day. This rum concoction hosts a variety of flavors, all sweet and savory. Although it is similar to a hurricane, and not as popular here in New Orleans, this recipe predates it and has a more tropical taste. The recipe includes: 1 oz. light rum 1 oz. dark rum 1 oz. blackberry liquer 1 oz. banana liquer 1 oz. pineapple juice 1...
May 5, 2015
Theres nothing like a Bloody Mary in New Orleans: hot and spicy, tangy, with a little Cajun pizzaz!
April 14, 2015
Now you dont have to come all the way to New Orleans to try a hurricane… This recipe is not only easy but delicious! The hurricane is a succulently sweet drink that will get you right real quick. It’s combination of a rum trio and fruit juice is a recipe for a beautiful disaster, hence it’s name, and people love it! It's great for parties any time of the year.
April 9, 2015
This drink is steadily becoming the most popular springtime drink and it tastes just like lemonade iced tea! It’s easy to make and a refreshing welcome to the warm weather.
February 4, 2015
Carnival season is finally upon us! This is my favorite time of the year. The beads, the parades, the balls.. I love it all. And there’s no better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than with a drink based on the most iconic New Orleans carnival dessert, the King Cake! If you can’t get to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year, this is a great way to celebrate at home with family and friends.