The 9th Annual Stars Fell on Alabama Parrothead Event is taking place March 6 - 9, 2008
Visit www.starsfellonalabama.org for more information. LuLu's welcomes all the feathered friends back to the Gulf Coast for another exciting weekend of great music, food and fun. My parents were enjoying the music of Hannah's Reef Band, while they took in the sights (there were many) and all the creative hats that topped many Parrot-heads. Sometimes Life just ain't fair.....
In honor of it just being a weekend and the Partying of all the Parrotheads at Lulu's (sniff, sniff), and HEY! It IS 5:00 somewhere........Here's a recipe from Lulu (and a little story to go with it)....The Bama Breeze......
BAMA BREEZE BY Lulu Buffett
My brother Jimmy’s recording of “The Bama Breeze” was his homage to coastal dives, particularly the famous Flora-Bama on the beach at the Alabama – Florida State line. He sent me a little love both when he changed the lyrics to call the bar owner “LuLu” and when he asked me if I wanted to play the bar owner in the video. I mused for just a second, thinking…hmmm… a woman who owns a bar, drinking a beer, jumps up on the stage and sings with the band. It wasn’t much of a stretch! I had crazy fun shooting the video but I’m glad I have my day job! Now I enjoy this drink at my own “Bama Breeze” bar on the beach at LuLu’s.
2 ounces Absolut® Citron vodka
1 ounce Coconut rum
Juice of ½ fresh lime
½ ounce simple syrup
2-3 ounces cranberry juice
1. Fill tall glass with crushed ice
2. Add vodka and rum
3. Squeeze lime juice into glass
4. Fill with cranberry juice
5. Add simple syrup to desired sweetness
7. Garnish with fresh lime slice
Makes 1 Drink
LuLu Clue: To make your own simple syrup: In a small saucepan, bring ½ cup water and ½ cup sugar to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. When cool, pour syrup liquid into a storage container. This will keep, refrigerated, for a long time.
A SATURDAY SURPRISE: It must have been a shock to many of the LuLu's guest to see the Chief Parrothead stopped by LuLu's on a busy Saturday. Such was the case on January 28th, when Jimmy stopped in to visit LuLu and have a little gumbo.
Of another such incident reported by moi', read here.
*photos courtesy of Lulus Homeport.