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Old 07-30-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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New Orleans Weather Forecast

Spice Rum (we used Captain Morgan's new Tattoo rum)
Ginger beer
lime wedge
rock candy swizzle stick


The idea behind this drink, created at the Commander's Palace, in the Garden District by Jamie (executive chef) was to listen to the weather forecast during hurricane season, and then sit on the porch, drinking this drink, betting if the forecast was going to be right or not.

I've been to the quarter several times before Katrina, dining at Commander's Palace each time...and I've been there since Katrina, just 4 months after...

Leave it to this remarkable city to have a drink like this.

Try it, it's amazing, and tastes remarkably like Dr. Pepper! The Captain Morgan's Tattoo is wonderful!

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Old 07-30-2006, 06:03 PM   #2
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Well, they also have a drink called a "hurricane". Somehow, I no longer find this as amusing as I once did.
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Old 07-30-2006, 07:00 PM   #3
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I thought I'd missed the weather report....now I need one of those drinks.
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Well, they also have a drink called a "hurricane". Somehow, I no longer find this as amusing as I once did.
I always found the hurricane to be way too sweet.
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Old 07-30-2006, 07:33 PM   #5
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We have friends who just got back from New Orleans, and they said it was heart-breaking to see what Katrina took away. I talked to a fellow who has lived there all his life, and he says it will never be the same.
Somehow, I feel the city will bounce back. It's seen hard times before.

Kim drinks Captain Morgans (the regular stuff), but he's not tried the "Tattoo". What's the difference?

I agree, the hurricanes are pretty sweet, Vera. When I'm someplace like that, I pretty well stick with what I'm used to...lite beer with an occasional shot of something interesting. If I'm going to drink something stout and get down and dirty, I want to do it at home or a friends house. I'm getting to old to show my butt in public.
Besides, when in a city with a crime rate like New Orleans, at least one person in the party needs to keep their wits about them. Getting mugged can sure ruin a great weekend.
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I always found the hurricane to be way too sweet.
Doesn't change my mind about not feeling like these drinks are as 'cute" as they were a year ago.
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sounds like a good summer sipper! I imagine Jamie is having one of those in heaven right now!
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Old 07-30-2006, 09:13 PM   #8
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i was born & raised in the new orleans area, and katrina has ruined the city.

the news isn't there focused hard anymore, but the city is REALLY struggling on its comeback trail.

the french quarter and other tourist "hot spots" are OK, but step outside those locations... say, 5 blocks away and NOTHING has changed.

about the drinks... well, new orleans is party central and drinks are always welcome.
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If I'm going to drink something stout and get down and dirty, I want to do it at home or a friends house. I'm getting to old to show my butt in public.
People pay me to keep my clothes on....
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I am a Captain Morgan affectionado and an official member of the 'Captain's Crew'. I was at an event not long ago where they had wandering servers with free Tattoo shots. It's nice... sweeter than the usual Spiced Rum and almost black in color.
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