Saturday, August 27, 2011

Goodnight Irene

In honor of Miss Irene's visit, we are reposting a recipe from our last hurricane watch...Earl. Earl himself was quite the letdown, but the hurricane recipe is killer. A few of these and you won't care what's going on out your window.

History of the drink, from Wikipedia :

The creation of this passion fruit-colored relative of a Daquiri drink is credited to New Orleans tavern owner Pat O'Brien. In the 1940s, he needed to create a new drink to help him get rid of all of the less popular rum that local distributors forced him to buy before he could get a few cases of more popular liquors such as scotch and whiskey. He poured the concoction into hurricane-lamp-shaped glasses and gave it away to sailors. The drink caught on, and it has been a mainstay in the French Quarter ever since. It is more commonly served in a disposable plastic cup, as New Orleans laws permit drinking in public and leaving a bar with a drink, but prohibit public drinking from glass or metal containers

clearly, we are not in New Orleans :)



2 oz light rum
2 oz dark rum
2 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz orange juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1 tbsp simple syrup
1 tbsp grenadine

Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a hurricane glass. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice

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