That's Entertaining! Mardi Gras Recipes with Tim Laird

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Southern Hurricane

In a shaker with ice add:

1½ ounces Southern Comfort

1½ ounces sweet and sour mix

1½ ounces orange juice

1½ ounces pineapple juice

Splash of grenadine

Shake and strain into a hurricane glass with ice and garnish with a cherry and orange slice.


Bananas Foster

¼ cup (½ stick) butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup banana liqueur
4 bananas, cut in ½-inch slices
¼ cup Southern Comfort
Pound cake cut into 1-inch slices 

Whipped cream

Chocolate syrup

In a pan over low heat, combine the butter, sugar and cinnamon. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the banana liqueur and then add the bananas. When the bananas soften and begin to brown, carefully add the Southern Comfort. When the sauce is very hot, tip the pan slightly to ignite. When the flames subside, generously spoon the bananas and warm sauce over the pound cake.  Top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup. 

Easy Chocolate Beignets

1 tube refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough

1 bag miniature dark chocolate chips

Canola or peanut oil

Cocoa powder and powdered sugar (equal parts)

Open the tube of biscuits and roll each one out flat.  In the center of each place a heaping teaspoon of chocolate chips.  Fold the dough over and seal with the tines of a fork.  Repeat with the remaining biscuits and chocolate chips.


In a frying pan, add one half-inch depth of oil and bring up to 300 degrees.  Carefully place several of the folded biscuits in the pan and fry until golden brown.  Be sure not to overcrowd them, you can make several batches.  Sprinkle the beignets with cocoa powder and powdered sugar then let the good times roll!

Caffe Naw'Lins

In a shaker with ice add:

3 ounces Chicory-laced cold coffee

1½ ounces Southern Comfort®

½ ounce orange liqueur

2 drops orange bitters

Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.


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