Cheer on the Black & Gold in the Super Bowl

Thursday, February 04, 2010

To me and my fellow Steelers faithful, the football season ended a month ago. However, this weekend I’ve decided that I’ll still root for the black and gold of New Orleans. They’ve never one, the city could use some positive news and they would have one good ole ticker tape parade.

If you are hosting a Super Bowl party and are looking for a creative cocktail option, may I suggest a signature cocktail and beer.

The Sazerac is the official drink of Louisiana, the Hurricane is a more iconic drink when one thinks of New Orleans.

For the official Hurricane recipe, I turned to

Traditional Hurricane Recipe:
2 oz light rum
2 oz dark rum
2 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz orange juice
½ oz fresh lime juice
1 Tablespoon simple syrup
1 Tablespoon grenadine
Garnish: orange slice and cherry
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a Hurricane glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

When think of Indianapolis, no signature drink comes to mind. However, when you say the word “Colt,” all I can come up with is Colt 45. Surprise your Super Bowl guests with some ice cold Colts.

The label of Colt 45 has a fancy kicking horse and horseshoe which, according to Wikipedia, is said to be a reference to its “extra kick” compared to other malt beverages.

Let’s hope that the Colts don’t kick the Saints ass and it’s a good game!