Friday, September 23, 2005

Friday Cocktail - Repost Hurricane

There's really only one appropriate cocktail for today, so even though it's a repost, here's the hurricane:

Cocktail of the Week - Hurricane

Hurricane Cocktail
Thinking about our coming trip to New Orleans led me back to the well of New Orleans cocktails for this week's libation. Many of the drinks passing themselves off as hurricanes are nothing more than red sugary punch and rum, possibly blended with ice. This is a terrible injustice to a fantastic fruity cocktail. Here's an excellent recipe:

  • 1.5 ounces light rum
  • 1.5 ounces dark rum
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice (NOT Rose's or RealLime)
  • 1/4 cup passion fruit juice, or 1 tablespoon passion fruit syrup
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • Cherries with stems, and orange slice to garnish
  • Ice cubes

"In a cocktail shaker, mix the rum, passion fruit juice or syrup, the other juices and the sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add the grenadine, and stir to combine, then add ice and shake. Half-fill a hurricane glass with ice, then strain drink into glass; add ice to fill. Garnish with orange slice and cherries."

A cocktail made with this recipe will look a lot more like this:

than this:


Right now, heavy rain in Baton Rouge, no significant wind. We're at home tucked in with the kitty.

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