cajun drink specials

Storms A’Brewin! – Tall Tales of the Hurricane Cocktail

“Storms a’brewin!”

 

More than just a description of the weather, back in the old days that phrase got you a FREE drink! Read on to learn more about the storied beginnings of one of our favorite cocktails here at Razzoo’s – the hurricane (or Hurrycane as we call it!):

 

The year was 1940, and in those days, Prohibition was a very real thing. Business owner Pat O’Brien opened a speakeasy in New Orleans, the perfect stop for sailors along their travels. If they wanted to get into the speakeasy, the phase was simple: “storms a’brewin.”

 

Once inside, sailors could order a variety of drinks, but one was free  - the hurricane. You see, getting quality liquor was difficult and the liquor suppliers knew it. In order to get even just a little bit of the good stuff, they made business owners order a ton of the cheap stuff. Well, Mr. O’Brien found himself with a heap of cheap rum and nothing ot use it for, so he came up with a plan. Why not mix it up with some fruit juice, then serve it to sailors for free as a gimmick to get them into his bar vs. others! The trick worked, but the joke’s on O’Brien because not only did they drink it – they liked it! The hurricane as we know it today was born.

 

The drink is still widely popular in New Orleans, and if you’re there, you’ll most likely see people carrying it around in plastic cups because carrying around glass cups are prohibited.

 

If you visit us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café, we can pretty much guarantee the best hurricane in Texas or North Carolina! It’s affectionately known as the Hurrycane on the Rocks, loaded with Bayou Select and Bayou Silver Rum, Don Q 151, grenadine, orange juice, and pineapple juice. It’s 22 oz. of fruit punch heaven, served in a hurricane glass with beads. What’s not to love?

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See you this week at Razzoo’s Cajun Café – the best Cajun restaurant in Texas!

 

New Year’s Celebrations are Better at Razzoo’s!

After the presents are exchanged and the family gatherings have ended, don’t forget to make plans to ring in the New Year. What’s that – you don’t have any plans? We’ll save you a seat at Razzoo’s Cajun Café in Texas!

 

At Razzoo’s, you know what to expect. Good people. Delicious food. And of course, fantastic Cajun drink specials. Here are a few of our favorite drinks, perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration:

 

Gator Punch

Nothing says festive like a big ole fish bowl of Gator Punch! The drink serves up to four – if you’re willing to share! – and is filled with 6 different liquors. You’ll even get complimentary beads to wear and 2 ft. long straws to slurp it down. Let’s just call it the trash can drink to top all trash can drinks.

 

Craft Beer

Call you local Razzoo’s Cajun Café and find out what’s on tap now! We love sourcing craft beer from local artisans, many of which are right here in the great state of Texas. Of course, we’re also partial to our roots, and that’s why you’ll find brews from Louisiana’s own Abita Brewing Co. as well. Many of our locations offer pint nights and tastings too; just ask the bartender about it the next time you’re in.

 

Swamp Thang

Get crazy with two of our most popular Cajun drink specials mixed into one! The Swamp Thang is a blend of our Mardi Rita and Hurrycane Hell, drizzled with melon and raspberry liqueur on top. Too chicken to give it a try? Then just opt for either the Mardi Rita or the Hurrycane Hell by itself. Both are classic Cajun cocktails you’re sure to love.

 

Are you ready to party?! Then spend your New Year’s Eve with us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café! With a wide selection of wine, beer, and cocktails, it’s the perfect place to ring in the New Year.

 

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