When we were younger, hurricane season was a special, scary time of year. Being Southerners, we fear threat of ice and snow more than hurricanes. We clear stores out of batteries, water, generators, snacks, and of course,any hooch is availale. Once you’re settled in, it’s time to grill and chill as hard as you can, what else are you expected to do when you are boarded up, without power, waiting for the pounding wind and rain to stop? We gather together and comiserate, play cards listen to battery powered radios, and drink. A Hurricane Party. It’s the cost of living in some of the most beautiful land around, and we will gladly pay the dues.
Normally, these gatherings feature beer, wine, things that fit into coolers, along with anything that has already been cooked, or doesn’t need to be (Vienna sausages and crackers are a local favorite, but I lean more towards day old BBQ and bread). But…if you’re fed up with the standards, and want your hurricane party to be one to remember, or maybe one you CAN’T remember, we give you the ever classic, the Hurricane!
- 1 1/2 Ounce(s) Dark rum
- 1 1/2 Ounce(s) Light Rum
- 1 Ounce(s) Passion Fruit Syrup
- 1 Ounce(s) Lime Juice
- 3/4 Ounce(s) Orange juice
- 1/2 Ounce(s) Simple Syrup
- 1/2 Ounce(s) Grenadine
- Orange half-wheel, maraschino cherry
What You Do With Them
Combine dark rum, light rum, passion fruit syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or a sexy, curvy Hurricane glass.
In all seriousness, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in North & South Carolina this weekend. We hope everyone is safe and we all get to the other side in one piece.