Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cajun Christmas Drinks + Fun on the Bayou!

Well, we're down to the wire, with only 2 days to go, and I wanted to share a few of the drinks that I will be serving at my Christmas Eve party. They are all sinfully delicious and festive and will delight your guests. Cheers, cher amis!  (photos courtesy of Google)

Ultimate Cajun  Eggnog

5 scoops French vanilla ice cream
5 scoops mocha ice cream
1 1/2 cups purchased eggnog
1/2 cup bourbon
1/2 cup brandy
2 tbs.'s orange liqueur
Chocolate shavings and grated nutmeg and/or cinnamon sticks for garnishes

Combine all ingredients, except garnishes, in blender and blend on lowest speed until the mixture is smooth and frothy. Pour into pitcher and sprinkle with garnishes. Fab!

Frozen Pomegranate Margaritas

1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1/3 cup tequilla (I use Jose Quervo Gold)
1/8 cup Triple Sec
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 cups ice cubes

Combine all ingredients , except salt in blender and pulse until well combined. Rim glasses with a lime wedge, then dip in salt. Garnish with a lime wedge. Divine!

Black Santa Martini

4 ounces coffee liqueur
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces peppermint schnapps
Mint leaves or peppermint sticks for garnish

Place all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake for a few minutes and pout into martini glasses. Garnish with mint leaves and/ or peppermint sticks. Serves 2. Out of this world!

Fun on the Bayou

Here's a little clip of the Grammy winning Beausoleil band, playing at Medicine Show 14 in downtown Lafayette on Saturday night. This fabulous show, that also featured the one and only, Zachary Richard, Grammy nominated,  Feufollet, and famed,  slide-guitarist, Sonny Landreth was held in it's new venue,  the new Acacdiana Center for the Arts. The annual fundraiser, has raised over a million dollars in funds for the Tommy Comeaux Endowment for the Arts Fund, at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. It is also a tribute to the late Dr. Tommy Comeaux. It was a blast! Sorry it's so short, but the camera's batteries died! C'est la vie!


Wishing all of you a Joyeaux Noel filled with many special memories to treasure! 
Merci beaucoup for stopping by! Let the good times roll, cher!


Cloudia said...

You are the best hostess!!

Aloha from Hawaii

Comfort Spiral



Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Marguerite, I think the catering business is where you would become a zillionaire in a matter of months. No. Make that weeks. Or even days. Maybe minutes.

Linda Starr said...

I think Trish and Rob are correct. Merry Christmas, those drinks sound wonderful, I just read in the paper about a chocolate martini and it sounded delicious.

John said...

I don't think there is any danger of people going away hungry or thirsty from your house! Have a real good Christmas and New Year.

Joanne said...

Merry Christmas Marguerite! Enjoy, with all best wishes for a wonderful 2011, filled with peace, happiness, and okay, with great music and food, too :)

California Girl said...

Can't stop thinking about the ultimate eggnog. I'd say "ultimate" is an understatement. I mean, you'd never get people off the couch after that. Wow.

Merry Christmas Marguerite!

Rosaria Williams said...

You'll have to put us up on cots after this party! Ciao!
Happy Holidays!

Mehmet Osman Çağlar said...

Dear Marguerite ,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

With my best wishes to all family.

Sincerely Yours, Zhivago

Eddie Bluelights said...

Crumbs!! I just popped in for a glass of wine yesterday and Santa was there briefly as your header and he vanished along with the wine - greedy thing. Now he's returned for more LOL.
I'll settle for an Eggnog which looks truly scrumptious, or better still sinfully delicious, as you rightly say. Your other treats looks equally enticing. I think if I lived in Cajun land I would be at least 250lbs LOL. No wonder you all have to dance it off!!
And Marguerite you must be the nicest hostess on the planet.
Enjoyed the video clip too.
Have a very enjoyable Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love and hugs, Eddie

Marguerite said...

Cloudia- My pleasure, cher! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Trish- Thanks for the lovely compliment, cher, but catering is too much work! lol Happy Holidays!

Linda- Thanks, they are all fab! You could substitute chocolate liqueur for the coffee liqueur and voila, a chocolate martini! Cheers, cher!

John- I think you're right about that! Enough food and drinks to feed a small army! Happy Holidays!

Cal. Girl- For a Cajun, a few of these eggnogs will just be a primer! And after we eat, we're all going to a Christmas dance, and then to midnight mass! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Rosaria- See my comment above, to Cal. Girl! lol And then after midnight mass, we'll all go out to breakfast! Joyeaux Noel!

Nancy said...

Love that black santa drink, yum. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a terrific Christmas Eve party! I know it will be wonderful.

Pat Tillett said...

Ulimate Egg Nog for me! Thanks for recipe.
Happy Holidays to you and your family Marguerite...

Drick said...

beautiful drinks, and with a line-up like that, who needs all that food you cooked, right? hope your holiday is filled with warm memories, blessed joys and a full tummy...

judi/Gmj said...

mucho funo on the bayou.
have a great one, peace and all that.

aslan said...

I wish a wonderful happy new year.
As a gift can I give you a turkish
raki as 2000 years old?

Hugs and love, aslan


Sniffles and Smiles said...

PERFECTION!!! Beautifully presented...and looks oh-so-delicious! You're the best, girlfriend! Just stopping by to wish you the Merriest of Christmases, dearest Marguerite! Love you!! ~Janine xoxo

Kat said...

Marguerite! You sure know how to make a spread and you are the hostess with the mostess!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Pam said...

What a lot of good things, love those drinks. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Chef Dennis Littley said...

That black Santa Martini, sounds delicious!
Hope you and your family had a joyous Christmas! Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

How many calories in that EggNog. Oh, wait, holidays. Not supposed to ask.

Hope you had a merry one.

Marguerite said...

Zhivago- Merci beaucoup for your warm wishes, mon ami! My best to you and yours in 2011! Cheers, cher!

Eddie- lol, You are hilarious! So glad you enjoyed the eggnog and the video clip! Merci for the sweet compliment and wishes, cher! It's my pleasure!

Nancy- Thanks, so glad you like it and I hope you try it! My Christmas was fab and I hope that yours was, too. Happy New Year!

Pat- Thanks, this eggnog will knock your socks off! lol Best wishes for a great 2011! Cheers!

Drick- You know that a Cajun can handle both the food and the drinks and this crowd had plenty of each! lol Merci, hope yours was merry, too, cher! Happy New Year!

judi- It was a blast! Thanks, cher! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that your new year will be filled with happiness! Cheers!

Magic of Spice said...

Love them all...any extra openings for a last minute guest :)