Good morning ladies and gentlemen,
Last night was what can only be described as EPIC. I don’t know how many of you have heard of the band Black Lips, or how many of you have heard of Atlanta’s infamous Clermont Lounge [NSFW], but when you combine the two, it gets fucking awesome, right quick. That said, pardon my hangover as I write this. It might get messy around here.
This weeks episode has a lot of food and beverages going on throughout, so I’ll actually provide several options for both because I love ya’ll that much.
Long before Katrina, there was the Hurricane cocktail. A New Orleans staple, this drink dates back to the late 1930s. Rumor has it,
due to difficulties importing Scotch during World War II, liquor salesmen forced bar owners to buy up to 50 cases of their much more abundant rum in order to secure a single case of good whiskey. The barmen at Pat O’Brien’s soon came up with an alluring recipe to clear through their bulging surplus of rum. When they decided to serve it up in a tall, jaunty glass shaped like a hurricane lamp, the hurricane cocktail was born.
- 1 oz white rum
- 1 oz Jamaican dark rum
- 1 oz Bacardi 151 rum
- 3 oz orange juice
- 3 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1/2 oz grenadine syrup
- crushed ice
Combine all ingredients, mix well (shake or stir). Pour over ice in hurricane glass. Garnish with fruit wedge or cherries.
You have a couple options here. In this episode Archer takes some longneck brown bottles out into the swamp for some grillin. The label on the beer has an indian headdress and simply says “RED”. So, that said, I would recommend either Pacifico Cerveza, or Killians Irish Red. Get a lot of it, put it in a cooler filled with ice. I could give some more authentic directions as to how to prepare this cooler, but it would actually give away some great gags in the episode.
Since we’re in the Crescent City this week, feel free to cook up some beignets or make yourself a shrimp po’boy, some gumbo, or jambalaya, whatever your cajun tastes may be. Just be sure to keep the holy trinity on hand.
Or, if you want something that would go great with this beer, get the grill out and make some kabobs.
Duchess is a fan of Steak, potatoes, onion, and cherry tomatoes on a skewer. Season as you wish.
I’m doing to go drink a shit ton of coconut water now (did you know that coconut water has more electrolytes than most sport drinks? Now you do) and nurse this headache as best I can… oh god… make it stop.