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1- 2 liter diet 7up (reg makes it too sweet)
1 lg can pineapple juice
1 can crushed pineapple
1 can Coco Lopez coconut cream
1/2 gal vanilla ice cream
2 cups rum
1 10 oz jar cherries quartered
large mixing bowl with a cover
 (or use plastic wrap to cover)

in a large mixing bowl, add Coco Lopez coconut cream, 7 up and ice cream and stir until melted and mixed together- add the rest of the ingredients and mix well- put in the freezer and stir 2 or 3 times in a 24 hour period to create a slush

King Cake Martini

2 oz king cake vodka
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1/2 oz Baily's Irish Cream
shake in cocktail shaker w/ ice- moisten rim of martini glass and press into green, gold and purple sanding sugar to coat rim- strain cocktail shaker into martini glass

"So many beers - so little time"...

" I discovered the Beer Margarita in New Orleans
at a party during Jazzfest. It blew my mind because my two
favorite beverages were combined to make another awsome drink. Try this recipe- you'll be surprised at how good it is! We sometimes rim the glass with lime juice and dip into Margarita salt before
filling, just like a regular Margarita. I like to use Mexican beer because it's not too heavy or strong tasting, not to over-power the
drink. Give it a try for your next party and surprise your friends-they'll love it!

The Beer Margarita

12 fluid oz frozen limeade concentrate
12 oz water
1 & 1/2 cups gold tequila
3-12 oz beers
lime cut into wedges
mix all liquid ingredients in a pitcher- fill
glasses with ice- fill with mixture-garnish with lime wedge

Mulled Wine
(served warm)
1/4 cup brandy
1 bottle red wine
3 cups water
1 cup sugar
3 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
stainless steel pot

add water, sugar, cloves, cinnamon sticks to the pot and let simmer for 5 minutes- add wine and brandy- heat to warm, drinkable temperature- serve
in mugs or coffee cups
(great on a cold day)

White Wine Peach
This recipe is to be mixed individually, then shaken in a cocktail shaker
fill glass with ice, then add...
1 part pino grigio
1 part peach schnapps
 1 part pineapple juice
slice of peach
3 pineapple chunks
top off with sprite
pour into cocktail shaker and shake-return to glass and enjoy

White Wine Melon-Sage Sangria

1 bottle pino grigio
2 cups diced cantelope
2 cups diced honeydew melon
4 sage leaves
2 cups white grape juice
2 cups simple syrup
heat simple syrup to very warm-add sage leaves-let steep for 5 minutes-
add the simple syrup and all the other ingredients together in a pitcher
large enough to hold-refrigerate 4 hours-serve over ice and top with the
diced mixed melon
(very refreshing)


2 bottles red wine
1 cup brandy
1/2 cup triple sec
1 cup orange juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup simple syrup
orange slices
mix everything together in a pitcher add orange slices-chill for a few hours-serve cold

2 bottles white wine
1/2 cup brandy
1/4 cup triple sec
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
orange slices
lemon slices
sliced peaches
mix all liquid ingredients in a pitcher-add sugar-mix to dissolve sugar-add fruit-chill for a few hours-serve cold


1 cup of ice
1/2 banana
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup white rum
2 tsp sugar
orange slices for garnish
(makes 2 drinks)
add ice, banana, orange juice, rum, and sugar in a blender-blend on high until smooth- pour into stemmed glasses and garnish with orange slice

Chef's Awsome 
Rum Punch

1 ounce  dark rum
1 ounce spiced rum
1/2 ounce coconut rum
2 ounce sour mix
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce cranberry juice
Put all ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice, then shake and serve in a tall glass. Top with pineapple chunks and a cherry.

Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival 2008


5 lemons
5 limes
5 oranges
3 quarts water
1-1/2 to 2 cups sugar

squeeze the juice from all of the fruit- pour into gallon size pitcher-add water and sugar-mix well-serve in tall glasses over ice







"Forget the cracker,
Polly wants a Bushwacker!"
"Whenever I go to Orange Beach or Gulf Shores Alabama,
I always enjoy a delicious Bushwacker either at the Florabama or at LULU's. It's my dessert drink and is sooooo' tasty!
Here's a recipe that we found is pretty good, so give it a try and I'm sure you'll like it!

4 oz coconut cream
2 oz coffee liqueur
1 oz dark rum
1 oz creme de cacao
4 oz half & half
1 scoop vanilla ice cream (optional)
2 cups ice
put everything in a blender and blend until smooth- in a hurricane
style glass, drizzle around the inside up and around in the glass with chocolate surup and fill with the blended drink-top with whipped cream and a cherry-delicious!!!

Bring 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar to a boil. Let cool and pour into a storage container. This will keep in the refrigerator for quite a while. This syrup is often used in drink recipes.

 "Love those tropical drinks on a cruise ship"

Sand Castle Slammer

1 oz mango tequila
1 oz vodka
2 oz sour mix
2 oz lemonade
1 oz orange juice
tall glass filled with ice
cocktail shaker
fill glass with ice-add all ingredients- pour into a cocktail shaker- shake well- return to tall glass, ice and everything, garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry

The Tropical Hurricane

glass of ice
1 shot dark rum
1 shot white rum
fill glass with orange-pineapple juice
splash of grenadine
float a splash of 151 rum
garnish with orange slice and Maraschino cherry


Tropical slush anyone?

"I had a delicious tropical slush on New Years Day at my mother's house. It was so good I just had to share it with you. It was made by my mother's friend, so we'll call it......
Miss Gayle's Tropical Slush 

1 can-12oz orange juice concentrate
1/2 gallon pineapple juice
2 litre bottle Sprite soda
2 bottles cherries with cherry juice

mix ingredients in a large bowl and freeze for 24 hours-overnight- mix every few hours to get it slushy-(to kick it up for the adults, add a cup or two of vodka or rum before freezing)

"Here's a few Festive Libations
for Cheerful Party Celebrations"

zest from 1 lime
1 cup lime juice
1 cup triple sec
1 cup tequila
1 bottle champagne

in a pitcher, combine all ingredients and refrigerate for an hour before serving- serve over ice in a margarita glass- for salt rimmed glass, rub a lime around the glass then dip glass into margarita salt before filling glass with ice and margarita

Bahama Mama
tall glass filled w/ ice
1 shot dark rum
1 shot coconut rum
1/2 shot grenadine
top off w/ pineapple juice
garnish with Maraschino cherry and pineapple chunks

Cancun Beach Bum

tall glass filled w/ ice
1 shot coconut rum
1 shot gold tequila
top off w/ pineapple juice
garnish with Maraschino cherry and pineapple chunks


1 oz coconut rum
2 ounces vodka
juice 1/2 lime
3 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
lemon wedge
Put ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice-shake well-pour into tall glass and squeeze in lemon wedge-drop lemon into glass for garnish

1 & 1/2 oz light rum
1/2 oz blue curacao
1/2 oz sour mix
2 oz pineapple juice
shake over ice in cocktail shaker- pour into hurricane or tall glass- garnish with pineapple wedge
" I drank my first Blue Hawaii at the Hula Grill in Maui. It was awsome and refreshing.""

2 ounces light rum
2 ounces Blue Curacao
4 ounces pineapple juice
2 ounces cream of coconut
2 cups ice
cherries for garnish
blend everything together (except for the cherries) at high speed in the blender until smooth- pour into highball glasses and garnish with a cherry

Margarita anyone?


1 -1/2 oz gold tequila
3/4 oz triple sec
2 oz sour mix
juice of 1/2 lime
1 lime wedge
Fill cocktail shaker with ice-add ingredients and shake well-rim margarita glass with lime wedge-dip the the glass upside down to rim the glass w / margarita salt-fill glass with ice- strain the drink into glass and fill-garnish with lime wedge

For a tropical twist  to your margarita, add a splash of mango nectar to the cocktail shaker.  Chef Darrin


dark rum
Hawaiian style fruit punch (red)
Fill tall glass with crushed ice-fill half glass with rum-fill the rest with punch-stir-garnish with slice of orange and a cherry


shot of rum
shot of tequila
pineapple juice
grapefruit juice
Fill a highball glass with ice-pour in rum and tequila-add equal parts pineapple and grapefruit juice-stir


shot of peach nectar or peach schnapps
 chilled champagne
pour peach nectar or schnapps into champagne glass-fill with champagne


1 shot of vodka
1/2 shot of gin
1/2 shot triple sec
1/2 shot rum
1/2 shot tequila
1/4 shot lime juice
1/4 shot lemon juice
1/2 shot simple syrup
pour everything togther in a tall glass over ice-top off glass with cola


2 oz bourbon
1 oz simple syrup 
5 mint leaves
crushed ice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
put sugar in glass-drop in 4 mint leaves and muddle into the sugar with wooden spoon-fill with ice-add bourbon and simple syrup-stir-garnish with mint leaf


1 shot of whiskey
1 shot of triple sec
1/2 shot lemon juice
lemon lime soda
fill highball glass with ice-pour in whiskey, lemon juice and triple sec-top off glass with soda-garnish with slice of lemon

















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