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Drink of the Day | the Rum Runner

   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...

A Lesson in Craft Cocktails – Dante’s Parasol

New Orleans is a great place to experiment with trying new, invigorating and inventive cocktails. My friend and coworker, Dante Saelios, is always infusing spirits with different herbs and coming up with different cocktail recipes that create these delightful β€œparty in your mouth” sensations, however, in this article, we will be discussing only one of his herbal libations, the parasol. The parasol is an updated take on an old-fashioned. The parasol is a light alternative for those who don’t appreciate...