August 30, 2011
DC was in a panic last week. First, an Earthquake. Then, a Hurricane.
Both being coastal gals, Jess and I are experienced Hurricaners (I just made up a word?) So, we taught the house what you do in times of hurricane panic: Have a Hurricane Party.
We gathered 6 people into our house and made several rounds of Hurricanes, played games, ate 3 loaves of homemade bread, watched V for Vendetta, shared music, and did the crossword. Then, when the storm passed, we walked around the neighborhood to survey the damage and ate the food out of a friend's (powerless) freezer.
I hope you all are safe and dry!
To celebrate Irene:2k11, please make a batch of Hurricanes. Especially if you don't have power. You deserve it.
1 oz vodka
1/4 oz grenadine syrup
1 oz gin
1 oz light rum
1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz triple sec
Fill a Hurricane glass with ice. (Or any other big ol' glass). In the order listed, pour in all the ingrediants but the juices. Then, fill with equal parts of grapefruit and pineapple juice, and serve. Sing a terrible adaptation of Dexys Midnight Runners by changing the words to "Come on, Irene."
*Some Hurricane recipes call for Bacardi 151. But Bacardi 151 feels like drinking fire. And I do not like drinking fire. If you're crazy like that, add 1 oz. But trust me, it's extremely potent without it.