Monday, October 29, 2012

The Tale of Two Hurricanes

I'm not going to lie: we have gone through an embarrassing amount of rum this weekend and the hurricane isn't even over. We've killed half a bottle of Kraken Rum (my fav), two-thirds of Gosling's Black Seal Rum, and half of Barcardi 151. Not to mention I'm almost out of juice for mixing. Mr. Lawyer started to drink orange juice this morning (straight out of the jug by the way, gross.) and I quickly admonished him. That juice is for mixing and now I'm almost out of mixing juice. Now he can't have his yummy Lapu Lapu drinks. Lesson learned.
This is what a well stocked storm fridge looks like:
Milk, several bottles of Ommegang, Simple Syrup/Grenadine/Key Lime Juice/Dirty Martini Mix, Multiple Ginger Beers, three types of juice (Orange, Pineapple, and Passion Fruit), and Sweet & Sour Mix. Plus there's a full wine rack in the apartment.
In addition to the Lapu Lapu and Dark & Stormy cocktails we've tried out some Hurricane recipes. Now I'm sure that professionally made Hurricane's are delicous. The two we made were totally drinkable but I'd rather make a Lapu Lapu than a Hurricane. The first, made with passion fruit, was very sweet. The second, a slushy beverage, was not as sweet but the ice got in the way (plus it separated). I would definitely omit the blender part and just serve it over ice.
Hurricane #1
(Pinterest find!)
1 ounces light rum
1 ounces dark rum
2 ounces passion fruit juice
1 ounce orange juice
Juice of half a lime
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1 tablespoon grenadine
Orange slice and cherry for garnish
1. Squeeze juice from half a lime into a cocktail shaker over ice.
2. Pour the remaning ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
3. Shake, shake, shake!
4. Strain into a hurrican glass.
5. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.
You can see the ice separating from the alcohol.
Hurricane #2
Frozen Hurricane, N'Awlins Style!
(recommended by my friend Nyk, a Tulane graduate) 
1 ounce light rum
1 ounce dark rum
1 ounce Bacardi 151
3 ounces orange juice
3 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 ounce grenadine
2.5 cups ice
1. Put all ingredients into a blender.
2. Add ice and blend until slushy.
3. Pour into a tall high-ball or large margarita glass.


  1. Your refrigerator looks like it belongs to college students.

    1. Nah. Ommegang and fancy drink mixers are too fancy for cheap beer college kids! We are super classy!