THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008 * National Brandy Alexander Day

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008 * National Brandy Alexander Day

Joined: January 5th, 2007, 12:04 am

January 31st, 2008, 10:58 am #1

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Joined: July 15th, 2004, 1:45 am

January 31st, 2008, 12:09 pm #2

Great chocolate maker, and one of my favorite French chocolates.

I took a special trip to the Marquise de Sevigne shop in the 16th Arrondissement on some trip to Paris, only to find that they also sold their chocolate at the duty free shop at CDG! Oh well, I told myelf my chocolate was fresher.

Maybe I can get PC to make a Brandy Alexander later...

PaulaRat
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Joined: June 19th, 2007, 3:32 pm

February 1st, 2008, 4:19 am #3

We stayed there while in Paris. The hot chocolate was divine.

Mr. Lake


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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 4:36 pm

February 1st, 2008, 4:34 am #4

I can remember the last time I had one but I usta love them. A friend of my parents made them. I hope I have their recipe somewhere. Maybe it's time for a Grasshopper, too.

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Joined: June 19th, 2007, 3:32 pm

February 1st, 2008, 4:42 am #5

I used to (underage) order Grasshoppers after fancy restaurant meals when I was a teenager. I thought I was pretty classy but the truth is it was the only after-dinner drink I knew of.

Speaking of underage drinking, I remember first having a bottle of Blue Nun at Begue's (with Mike) on my 16th birthday. I looked to be about 12 years old but no questions were asked.

Mr. Lake


New Orleans Past

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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:12 am

February 1st, 2008, 4:55 am #6

in the genre of underage after dinner drinks. I don't even remember what was in them.
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Joined: December 29th, 2003, 4:04 pm

February 1st, 2008, 4:56 am #7

Great chocolate maker, and one of my favorite French chocolates.

I took a special trip to the Marquise de Sevigne shop in the 16th Arrondissement on some trip to Paris, only to find that they also sold their chocolate at the duty free shop at CDG! Oh well, I told myelf my chocolate was fresher.

Maybe I can get PC to make a Brandy Alexander later...

PaulaRat
at the duty free shop.


My aunt Bee used to love Brandy Alexanders. I loved white stingers after dinner. I can't really drink vodka much anymore. It makes me feel awful.
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Joined: August 13th, 2003, 3:09 am

February 1st, 2008, 7:00 am #8

in the genre of underage after dinner drinks. I don't even remember what was in them.
I remember! Creme de Noya, white creme de cacao and milk! I was the official pink squirrel maker for the ladies when we spent weekends at the Altman's (later known as Hasenkampf's) camp on Hayne Blvd. not far from Camp-anella!

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Joined: June 19th, 2007, 3:32 pm

February 1st, 2008, 7:10 am #9

Mr. Altman's camp, the Louise A, was just "3 doors down" from ours. Zanca's Old Glory was next door. Our good neighbor Dan (from Six Little Fishes) yoosta say that his camp was "between the A and the Z" which it was because Altman's had a big "A" painted on back and Zanca's had a "Z". Those were the days.

Speaking of which, my Momma used to make big batches of "chicken drink" out there -- a delightful and refreshing frozen blend of citrus juices and booze that resembled snowballs but packed a wallop. Everyone else called them Red Roosters.

Mr. Lake


New Orleans Past

Last edited by CCampanella on February 1st, 2008, 7:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: August 13th, 2003, 3:09 am

February 1st, 2008, 1:11 pm #10

I'll have to ask Carol and Bill if they'd like to join us in one of our future outings. We all grew up together (and Hot Lips grew up with Bill Hasenkampf's dad).

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