Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Drink a Katrina, it'll blow you away.

A few hours into my first trip to New Orleans included waking up on a stoop in the French Quarter near dawn a few days before Mardi Gras by a shop keeper cleaning up the red Hurricane vomit from the sidewalk. That was fair warning for me to avoid the red blend of juice, amaretto, grenadine, vodka, gin, and two kinds of rum. Years later, the term 'hurricane cleanup' just invokes a vision of pink chunks being hosed into the gutter. Now, someone smart has applied to trademark the word 'KATRINA' for use as the name of an alcholic beverage. http://www.thesmokinggun.com/graphics/art3/0920051katrina4.gif
I'm guessing it's some sort of really mean Hurricane-like drink. I suppose, if it's successful, the shop keepers in the French Quarter will be cleaning up after many more Katrinas.

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