Since starting the final month, the Cajun Bahamas Island Grill has delivered a bit of tiki sensibility to Houma, now not least in its drink menu.
While it includes cocktails made with whiskey and vodka, the bulk of the alternatives are all about the rum. In addition to its takes at the Painkiller and Bahama Mama, the bar in the Cajun Bahamas serves up a delicious, nearly decadent drink referred to as the Key Lime Bayside.
The menu lists Bacardi (possibly Silver) and Cruzan Vanilla rums, mixed with cream of coconut and lime juice, and serves on the rocks with a glass rimmed with graham cracker crumbs.
That last bit is pretty uncommon. However, it really works. The drink tastes definitely like a liquid Key Lime Pie and goes down noticeably effortlessly.
In the hobby of journalistic thoroughness, I also sampled two other rummy drinks on the menu, the Painkiller, and the Conchy Joe Rum Punch.
The Painkiller is a trademark of Pusser’s Rum, similar to the Dark and Stormy is trademarked via Gosling’s Rum, and this model adheres to the conventional tiki recipe. It’s a combination of Pusser’s Rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cream of coconut, finished with a sprinkle of nutmeg.
According to the menu, the Conchy Joe Rum Punch, which derives its call from “Bahamian slang for a long time resident,” according the menu, has four special rums, cream of coconut, orange juice, and a dash of Grenadine. It is the booziest of the 3, and that isn’t a complaint.
Also on the menu is a riff on the Dark and Stormy called a Bermuda Mule, that provides the cream of coconut to the conventional recipe of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and ginger beer with lime, and their take at the Bahama Mama, an old conventional that’s been tweaked through the years. The Cajun Bahama model mixes Blue Chair Bay coconut rum, Bayou Satsuma rum liqueur, pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine, eschewing the conventional Kahlua discovered inside the classic version.
But the satisfaction of the lot is the Key Lime Bayside, a clean, creamy, welcome boost to the tiki pantheon.
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High above Las Vegas, providing a number of the exceptional perspectives of the valley is The STRAT’s so-called ‘Skypod,’ which’s perched more than 1,000 toes in the air and functions as an indoor/out of doors Observation Deck.
On Friday, July 19, the hotel announced a finished redecorate of that Observation Deck with the inclusion of 108 Drinks and 108 Eats utilizing James Trees (downtown’s Esther’s Kitchen) in addition to a brand new retail store outfitted with souvenirs and novelty objects.