Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Preparedness Redux

Just resurrecting my post from two summers ago in advance of Hurricane (what got reduced to a Tropical Storm) Irene. 
  • "D" Batteries. Check.
  • Milk. Check.
  • Working flashlights and headlamps. 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. 
When the hurricanes get going, the going go to the liquor store...

Hurricane Cocktail*

-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 we will just have to make do.