Comments on: The Worst Drinks on Bourbon Street http://www.tradertiki.com/the-worst-drinks-on-bourbon-street/ Cocktails, Slinging Booze, original drinks, and Tiki Wed, 07 Jan 2009 17:14:31 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7 hourly 1 By: Mike S. http://www.tradertiki.com/the-worst-drinks-on-bourbon-street/comment-page-1/#comment-3431 Mike S. Sun, 24 Aug 2008 09:06:43 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/?p=171#comment-3431 Ah, the Hand Grenade! Every Tulane grad has a fond place in his or her heart for these things, and I'm no exception. Seriously, anyone know how to make one for real? Ah, the Hand Grenade! Every Tulane grad has a fond place in his or her heart for these things, and I’m no exception. Seriously, anyone know how to make one for real?

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By: Ti’Punch (say it loud!) | Trader Tiki's Booze Blog http://www.tradertiki.com/the-worst-drinks-on-bourbon-street/comment-page-1/#comment-3338 Ti’Punch (say it loud!) | Trader Tiki's Booze Blog Fri, 15 Aug 2008 11:00:58 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/?p=171#comment-3338 [...] shaken, with ice, and uses Cuban Rum.  You also can’t get a Ti’Punch out of a slushee machine on Bourbon Street, but that’s another angle altogether.  But for the best comparison, throw a Diaquiri and a [...] [...] shaken, with ice, and uses Cuban Rum.  You also can’t get a Ti’Punch out of a slushee machine on Bourbon Street, but that’s another angle altogether.  But for the best comparison, throw a Diaquiri and a [...]

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By: Johnny the Saint http://www.tradertiki.com/the-worst-drinks-on-bourbon-street/comment-page-1/#comment-3223 Johnny the Saint Wed, 30 Jul 2008 20:08:35 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/?p=171#comment-3223 Very Nice Job! As a person born and raised in New Orleans I can tell you the Hurricane you drank was not the one they used to serve. Once upon a time they made them true to a recipe. Even the frozen drink places used quality ingreedients. Now it's all churn them and burn them. My only hope is that all the new restaurants and mixologists in town keep the faith. The bigger Tales of the Cocktails gets the more pressure it will put back on those joints to make great drinks. Very Nice Job! As a person born and raised in New Orleans I can tell you the Hurricane you drank was not the one they used to serve. Once upon a time they made them true to a recipe. Even the frozen drink places used quality ingreedients. Now it’s all churn them and burn them. My only hope is that all the new restaurants and mixologists in town keep the faith. The bigger Tales of the Cocktails gets the more pressure it will put back on those joints to make great drinks.

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By: Dr. Bamboo http://www.tradertiki.com/the-worst-drinks-on-bourbon-street/comment-page-1/#comment-3222 Dr. Bamboo Wed, 30 Jul 2008 17:39:23 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/?p=171#comment-3222 A few years ago at a party I had the pleasure to meet the couple who owns & operates the Hand Grenade shops. They had the ingredients on hand and were making them by the dozen. Needless to say, a couple hours later grown people were falling into swimming pools and stumbling around in an incoherent haze (I may or may not have been one of those people). This was the best description of the drink I've seen yet. You're doing God's work, TT. A few years ago at a party I had the pleasure to meet the couple who owns & operates the Hand Grenade shops. They had the ingredients on hand and were making them by the dozen.

Needless to say, a couple hours later grown people were falling into swimming pools and stumbling around in an incoherent haze (I may or may not have been one of those people).

This was the best description of the drink I’ve seen yet. You’re doing God’s work, TT.

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By: The Cocktail Chronicles » MxMo New Orleans Wrapup: Two-fisted style http://www.tradertiki.com/the-worst-drinks-on-bourbon-street/comment-page-1/#comment-3221 The Cocktail Chronicles » MxMo New Orleans Wrapup: Two-fisted style Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:42:32 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/?p=171#comment-3221 [...] Hand Grenade and the Daiquiri (French Quarter version) in a little roundup he likes to call “The Worst Drinks on Bourbon Street.” It was a dirty, nasty job, and somebody needed to take it on — better you than me, [...] [...] Hand Grenade and the Daiquiri (French Quarter version) in a little roundup he likes to call “The Worst Drinks on Bourbon Street.” It was a dirty, nasty job, and somebody needed to take it on — better you than me, [...]

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By: laura http://www.tradertiki.com/the-worst-drinks-on-bourbon-street/comment-page-1/#comment-3220 laura Tue, 29 Jul 2008 18:40:14 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/?p=171#comment-3220 yeah i wish the bartenders had buried the pat o' briens hurricane instead of the appletini. call me a cocktail idiot but i like apple pucker. yeah i wish the bartenders had buried the pat o’ briens hurricane instead of the appletini. call me a cocktail idiot but i like apple pucker.

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By: Chuck http://www.tradertiki.com/the-worst-drinks-on-bourbon-street/comment-page-1/#comment-3219 Chuck Tue, 29 Jul 2008 18:34:57 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/?p=171#comment-3219 You're a brave, brave man, Trader Tiki. You’re a brave, brave man, Trader Tiki.

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By: Tiki Drinks & Indigo Firmaments » Blog Archive » MxMo July 2008 — New Orleans http://www.tradertiki.com/the-worst-drinks-on-bourbon-street/comment-page-1/#comment-3218 Tiki Drinks & Indigo Firmaments » Blog Archive » MxMo July 2008 — New Orleans Tue, 29 Jul 2008 05:42:26 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/?p=171#comment-3218 [...] had a good number of drinks in New Orleans. From vieux carré to sazerac, from crap hurricane to french 75. Heck, I even mixed up Beachbum drinks with Rick and Blair a session. I ended up in [...] [...] had a good number of drinks in New Orleans. From vieux carré to sazerac, from crap hurricane to french 75. Heck, I even mixed up Beachbum drinks with Rick and Blair a session. I ended up in [...]

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By: TraderTiki http://www.tradertiki.com/the-worst-drinks-on-bourbon-street/comment-page-1/#comment-3215 TraderTiki Tue, 29 Jul 2008 01:05:46 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/?p=171#comment-3215 Helmut, I totally agree on the labour&ingredients to cost ratio. I may have to snag one of those machines to put something good in (REAL Hurricanes, maybe Missionary's Downfall) Dood, that is a great story. I'll have to save that for a snippet post later. Marleigh... Barely Legal? Please... we gentlemen of such high caliber would care not to associate with such places... it was the Hustler Club, thank you. Helmut, I totally agree on the labour&ingredients to cost ratio. I may have to snag one of those machines to put something good in (REAL Hurricanes, maybe Missionary’s Downfall)

Dood, that is a great story. I’ll have to save that for a snippet post later.

Marleigh… Barely Legal? Please… we gentlemen of such high caliber would care not to associate with such places… it was the Hustler Club, thank you.

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By: Marleigh http://www.tradertiki.com/the-worst-drinks-on-bourbon-street/comment-page-1/#comment-3214 Marleigh Tue, 29 Jul 2008 00:04:42 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/?p=171#comment-3214 Well this explains why I didn't see much of you guys around town—you were all at Barely Legal chugging Hand Grenades! Well this explains why I didn’t see much of you guys around town—you were all at Barely Legal chugging Hand Grenades!

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By: Dood http://www.tradertiki.com/the-worst-drinks-on-bourbon-street/comment-page-1/#comment-3213 Dood Mon, 28 Jul 2008 20:34:46 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/?p=171#comment-3213 What? You left out the story of trying to order a daiquiri in a bar and being told "We don't have any frozen drinks" and then arguing with the waitress for 5 minutes on whether or not a daiquiri was frozen!!! What? You left out the story of trying to order a daiquiri in a bar and being told “We don’t have any frozen drinks” and then arguing with the waitress for 5 minutes on whether or not a daiquiri was frozen!!!

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By: Mixology http://www.tradertiki.com/the-worst-drinks-on-bourbon-street/comment-page-1/#comment-3212 Mixology Mon, 28 Jul 2008 15:53:49 +0000 http://www.tradertiki.com/?p=171#comment-3212 The "Hurricane" I purchased at Pat O'Briens was the fastest cocktail in the making I ever had. Went up to the bar, ordered a Hurricane - 3 seconds later I had a big plastic mug with red liquid in my hand. "Seven dollars", says the barman (or rather 'liquid vendor'?). Nice ratio in margin vs. labour + cost of ingredients. Respect for that! Utter disrespect for the non-potable "non-drinks" they serve. Note that Jay has only taken a careful little sip from his in the pic above. ;-) The “Hurricane” I purchased at Pat O’Briens was the fastest cocktail in the making I ever had. Went up to the bar, ordered a Hurricane - 3 seconds later I had a big plastic mug with red liquid in my hand. “Seven dollars”, says the barman (or rather ‘liquid vendor’?).

Nice ratio in margin vs. labour + cost of ingredients. Respect for that! Utter disrespect for the non-potable “non-drinks” they serve. Note that Jay has only taken a careful little sip from his in the pic above. ;-)

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