Yea and verily, we should all give thanks. New Orleanians enjoy a lifestyle most Americans only dream about, and they come to visit us in great numbers to share our delights, even if just for a little while. Our pleasures and our liberties maketh them glad, as our guests also gladden us.

The riches of the land and the blessings of the sea are ours, most particularly on our dining tables, and these bounties are shared among all true believers, which seems to be just about everyone. Our music, our art, the culture and the celebrations are rightly acknowledged far and wide, and raise all of our spirits.

As we join with our American brethren in November to properly give thanks, let us enjoy what is rightfully ours and invite others to our feast, reminding them and us what it means to exist in a lush environment that nurtures its citizens.

So here is a proper drink to acknowledge our good fortune, as well the season, courtesy of the talented professionals at Trenasse Restaurant and Bar in the Intercontinental Hotel.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Old “Cran-Apple” Fashioned

2 ounces Crown Royal Apple Canadian Whiskey
2 dashes orange bitters
1 teaspoon cranberry-satsuma marmalade (or equivalent of muddled fruit with a dash of sugar)
1 splash soda

Add all ingredients, except soda, to shaker with ice. Shake. Pour into rocks glass. Add soda. Garnish with satsuma slice, cranberries, and a cinnamon stick.


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