Daily Archives: February 26, 2018

Foster The People

Next time you’re in New Orleans, stop for a libation at the Black Duck Bar, located on the second floor inside Dickie Brennan’s Palace Cafe. Its namesake is The Black Duck speedboat, which was powered by twin Victory aircraft engines and was the fastest rum-running boat from Cuba to the East Coast of America, bringing rums during Prohibition to a thirsty nation. It was faster than any U.S. Coast Guard craft. Chases were inevitable, but catches weren’t happening. The Black Duck Bar pays homage to the boat and its cargo. More than 110 rums are available for sipping or, in the hands of the expert cocktail team, in a wide variety of fine rum-based cocktails. Thankfully, America came to its senses, and now enjoying such delightful beverages is perfectly legal.

Foster the People

• 2 oz Ron Matusalem Clasico Solera 10-yr Rum
• .5 oz Giffard Banane du Brésil
• .5 oz Poirier’s cane syrup
• .25 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 3-5 dashes El Guapo® Polynesian Kiss Bitters
• Orange peel, for garnish

In a shaker over ice, pour Rum, banana liqueur, cane syrup and lemon juice. Shake vigorously and strain into coupe. Top with dashes of Polynesian Kiss bitters to taste, and garnish with an orange peel before serving.

Broiled Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Broiled Lemon-Garlic Shrimp
Makes 8 servings
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1/3 c. Olive oil
Grated peel of one large lemon
• .25 c. Freshly squeezed lemon juice
• .25 c. Chopped cilantro or flat-leaf parsley
2 tbsp. El Guapo® Mojo Cubano Bitters
• 2 cloves garlic, crushed
• 1 tsp. Salt (or to taste)
• .5 tsp. Crystal or Tobasco hot sauce
• 2 lbs Deveined large shrimp with tails on, about 21/25 size
• 8 (10-inch) skewers (soaked 30 minutes if wooden)

In a non-metallic bowl, combine ingredients except shrimp and skewers; stir well. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on. Add to marinade and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate 1.5 hours.

Heat broiler. Line a large sheet tray with foil and top with a baking rack. Drain shrimp and thread on skewers; place skewers on rack. Broil 3 to 5 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with lemon slices, if desired.