Name that Hurricane Cocktail

This weekend I’m pretending I am in Hawaii sans Irene. I’m going to put blankets over the bags packed ready to go to the shore for our family vacation and pretend they are boulders on a lovely tropical beach. Don Ho will be playing, I may even be wearing a grass skirt along with a top made from coconuts and yes, I will be crafting leis. Here is another non-perishable to add to your list: Rum. Perfect, now you are all set.

The traditional Hurricane is a bright red (usually artificially) rum drink. The story behind the drink is that during WWII bar owners had to order many cases of rum in order to get one case of whisky. So New Orleans tavern owner Pat O’ Brien mixed up  these rum-based fruity drinks, poured them in hurricane lamp-shaped glasses and got the sailors hooked on them. The traditionally red color of this drink comes from maraschino cherry juice or grenadine juice. This is a Baristaville original made with fancy schmancy juice sections, light and dark rum.  All it needs is a name and to be consumed slowly. What’s your hurry? We ain’t goin’ nowhere.

  • Light rum or amber rum
  • Dark rum
  • Reed’s Ginger Beer
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Limeade
  • Pineapple juice
  • One lime
  • One orange
  • Ice

For one drink:

In a tall glass pour one shot each of dark and lighter rum. Fill glass halfway with ginger beer. Add one shot each of pomegranate juice, limeade, pineapple juice and squeeze both a slice of orange and lime into the drink. Stir well then add ice. If the first one goes down like juice, drink the second one slowly or your whole world may go all watercolor- like.

And the winners for the Name That Ice Cream Cocktail are: ROC  with”Bananas Froster”, Walleroo with “Cappu- scream-o” and Zephyrus with Nutelly Savallas ( we must have attended some of the same bachelorette parties back in the day).

Set of 8 Hula Girl highball glasses-$30, 1960’s cocktail shaker -$24, White corral-$14 all available at Garnish Juice and Ginger Beer availible at Whole Foods. Hula salt-and-pepper shakers are part of the Debbie Galant collection and are available to the highest bidder.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. I’m having a feeling of deja vu…

    Hurricane Hollypalooza
    Irene’s Aye!
    A Bend-Over-and-Kiss-Your-Ass-Goodbye on the rocks
    Rumble and Blow*

    *in reference to this week’s earthquake

  2. @kay. ginger beer is like a much more gingery version of ginger ale. it’s the main mixer in a moscow mule and it’s really refreshing in the summer. I like “storm surge” too.

  3. Hurricane Liquor Update: The Bottle King is a mob scene!!!!!

    If my coat closet is the only room in the house without windows and we are stuck in there for hours I will offically be a closet drinker.

  4. I haven’t had a hurricane with ginger beer before. That sounds pretty good. Since the ginger beer is best known for being in a Dark N Stormy how about calling it a “Red N Stormy”

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