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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cajun Libation


Today's recipe treat comes from the latest issue of "Louisiana Cookin'" magazine. Although I haven't tried it yet, as soon as the weather gets a little warmer, I'm gonna! Or, if I was going to be home today, I just might make it to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Don't forget to wear your green!

Eula Mae's Deep Bayou Punch

6 oranges
4 lemons
4 tea bags
2 gallons of water
Sugar or sweetener to taste
1 fifth white wine
1 quart of whiskey

Cut fruit in half. Place fruit, tea bags and water in a large pot. Bring to a boil and let boil until rinds of the citrus are soft. Strain the liquid and sweeten. Add the wine and whiskey to the warm liquid and serve (LOL...I typed "swerve" first) immediately.


[This recipe comes from the McIlhenny Company, Avery Island, LA; the family who created Tabasco. For more good Cajun recipes, check out Eula Mae's Cajun Kitchen Cookbook.] Note: Eula Mae found this recipe in her husband's file box. At the bottom of the paper on which it was written, it said, "Do not drink this before going hunting!"

26 comments:

Michelle H. said...

Mmm...this sounds good. Is there any particular white wine you recommend to use? Or can any old one will do?

kimmi said...

Lol! I'm laughing! Whoa, bay-bee on those ingrediants. Def no hunting! Always on the green with the eyes! ; )

jinksy said...

Sounds like a Leprechaun's dream...

jamiemason said...

God, that sounds good. I may just have to do this.

Ang said...

Yummy! You'll need the luck of the Irish after drinking this. Will have to try it soon.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Don't forget to add a slice of corned beef or cabbage leaf as garnish today. Erin go bragh;-)

Debbie said...

Now I think that would have a nice little kick to it!

JOY said...

Makes one thirsty for some fun!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Michelle, when I make it, I'm gonna use whatever wine is on sale! :)

No hunting or driving (or book signings) after sipping some of this, kimmi. LOL

Jinksy, sure does!

Thanks for visiting, Jamie. Lemme know if you try it and how it turns out, k?

Ang & Rebecca, looks refreshing, doesn't it?

Yes ma'am, Debbie. :)

Joy, it sure does.

giddymomof6 said...

LOLOL! That's WAY too rich for my blood! You'll have to tell us all how it turns out! LOL! You crack me up! Jenni

Suldog said...

There must be some way to turn that green for Saint Patty's...

Barbara said...

Cheers to a St. Pat's Day that's full of fun!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Jenni, I'll let you know how it turned out, and how I felt, when I make and consume it! :)

Suldog, we could doctor it up with a little green food color, and boy-o, it'd be the right color for today.

Same to you, Barbara!

Terri Tiffany said...

Sounds like it definitly comes with a little punch!:) Happy Irish Day! And break down and join us on Facebook.....

Literary Nut said...

Wow, that definitely sounds like it's got some kick to it! I'll will have to try it out soon!

Helen Ginger said...

This punch sounds like it packs a punch. I like it!
Helen
http://straightfromhel.blogspot.com

Melissa Marsh said...

Wow. That's one heckuva drink!

Anonymous said...

Since I do not drink, I will be content to listen to the stories. And I could not agree more with the handwritten note. If someone is drinking, this little country boy does not go into the woods with them. Safer in camp.
Oren

DebraLSchubert said...

Now this is MY kind of cooking! The only hunting I do is for a good shoe sale, and I'm pretty sure that's even more fun after libations!

blueviolet said...

I love that color. What a great drink idea. :)

Deb Shucka said...

Swerve, indeed! I'm thinking hunting isn't the only thing one shouldn't do after drinking that stuff.

Jessica said...

Anytime you want to come to Florida, you can stay with me. I'll pay you to cook. LOL

Lynnette Labelle said...

Sounds delish! Sanks.

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

JyLnC said...

I love the name...it sounds so dusky and mysterious. I think swerve is probably a good substitute for serve based on the whiskey and wine content. :>)

Lori said...

I think I love Eula Mae, whoever she is. This sounds scrumptious. I'm making this for the next writer's group. :))

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks for all your great comments, friends. And lemme know if you make the brew...um, I mean, delicious concoction!

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