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5 drinks to soften Sandy’s blow

Oct 29, 2012 06:51PM ● By Anonymous

Classic Hurricane 

It just wouldn’t be a proper storm without this New Orleans classic – even though its bright-orange color makes it looks anything but stormy.

2 ounces light rum
2 ounces dark rum
2 ounces passion fruit juice
1 ounces  orange juice
Juice of a half a lime
1 tablespoons  simple syrup
1 tablespoons  grenadine
Orange slice and  cherry for garnish

Squeeze juice from half a lime into  cocktail shaker over ice. Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into a  hurricane glass. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

Dark and Stormy

This rum-based drink is much more apropos with its stormy-looking appearance.

¼ lime, sliced in two
2 ounces spiced rum
4 ounces ginger beer

Fill a highball glass with ice. Squeeze one lime wedge over the ice, and then add the rum. Add the ginger beer, and then garnish with the other lime slice.

Purple Rain

The rain from Sandy might not be purple, but this cocktail certainly is. Don’t stain your tongue!

1 ounce vodka
1 ounce Blue Curacao
2 ounces grenadine
2 ounces pineapple juice
Squeeze of fresh lime juice

Fill a Collins glass with ice. Mix all the ingredients together and pour over the ice.

The Category 5

Luckily, Sandy will likely only be a category 1 storm … but this liquor-soaked cocktail will surely make your sails blow.

½ ounce vodka
½ ounce tequila
½ ounce rum
½ ounce bourbon
½ ounce gin
Sweet and sour mix
Splash of fruit juice

Combine the vodka, tequila, rum, bourbon, and gin in a tall glass. Fill the remainder with sweet and sour mix and a splash of juice. Garnish with an inverted drink umbrella.

The Perfect Storm

Similar to a Dark and Stormy, this drink is classed up a bit with the addition of a vanilla-and-sugar rimmed martini glass.

1 vanilla bean
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 ounce ginger beer
1 1/2 ounces apple cider
2 ounces dark rum

Split a vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape out the inside and add it to the sugar, setting aside the pod. Stir until the sugar is speckled with bits of vanilla. Dip the rim of a glass in water, then in the sugar to coat. Mix ginger brew, apple cider, and rum in a measuring cup. Pour over ice into glass and garnish with half the vanilla bean.