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Sister Cities' Hurricane is perfect for Mardi Gras or Valentine's Day

Sister Cities' Hurricane is perfect for Mardi Gras or Valentine's Day

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Sister Cities Cajun owners Pamela and Travis Parfait agreed to share this recipe for the restaurant’s signature cocktail just in time for the double-barreled weekend celebration of Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day. Their take on the classic New Orleans drink is a beautiful magenta color, so it’s relevant for both holidays.

“We knew we wanted a signature Hurricane, but not just another Bourbon Street Kool-Aid,” Pam Parfait says. “We wanted to stay in line with our food using fresh ingredients, real sugar and no high fructose corn syrup.”

She remembered the punch her aunts made for Kennedy Christmas, her extended family celebration named to honor the family’s Irish matriarch, Grandma Kennedy.

“Travis and I both have Irish mothers, so we felt a touch of Irish whiskey and a nod in the name was a perfectly organic birth to our signature cocktail,” Pam Parfait says.

In a fun Instagram post, Parfait lets the drink speak for itself. “I don’t do powder mixes or concentrates. Real berries, real citrus, really boozy, really good. Sincerely, Hurricane Kennedy.” In fact, the mantra applies to all of Parfait’s popular sangrias and cocktails.

The popular restaurant will be offering seafood low-country boils for the Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day weekend, including the option of a lobster. Boils include potatoes, corn and G&W jalapeno cheddar brats in place of andouille. Sister Cities also offers a vegetarian or vegan boil with Brussels sprouts, green beans and cauliflower in addition to corn and potatoes, all seasoned with Zatarain’s and Sister Cities’ signature rub.

The rub, which is available at the restaurant as well as at Mac’s Local Eats, and G&W Sausage, would make a nice Valentine’s gift as well.

“Because it’s Valentine’s Day, we will also have a Steak Frites Bordelaise that we make with our polenta fries,” Pam Parfait says. “We maintain reduced capacity dining with no bar seating to maintain a safe environment for our guests.”

The specials and Hurricane Kennedy will also be available for curbside pickup for celebrations at home.

Sister Cities Cajun

3550 South Broadway


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