- Bottled water. Check.
- Milk. Check.
- Diapers. Check
- Working flashlights. Check.
- Limes, dark rum, and passion fruit syrup to make a Hurricane, the cocktail made famous by Pat O’Brien’s, a bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Check, check, check.
Sipping my cocktail and waiting for Hurricane Irene...
(Adapted from www.whatscookingamerica.net)
-1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
-4 ounces dark rum
-4 ounces passion fruit syrup
-1 lime slice
-1 Maraschino cherry
In a cocktail shaker, add lime juice, rum, passion fruit syrup, and ice; shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes and then strain into a tall glass. Garnish with lime slice and a maraschino cherry. Makes 1 serving.
*There are many different versions of the Hurricane cocktail and I believe that the original Pat O’Brien’s boasts about five different kinds of alcohol, but I had to make the call between carting home all of those liquor bottles and stocking up on more milk while pushing a stroller and holding a four-year-old’s hand.