August 30, 2011

Happy Hurricane

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.

Hurricane Irene
1 oz vodka
1/4 oz grenadine syrup
1 oz gin
1 oz light rum
1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz triple sec
grapefruit juice
pineapple juice

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.


  1. Ha ha! What a fun time and drink! Most of my family is back east so there were many new things happening this past week for sure! Cheers to experienced it!

    Liesl :)

  2. Hahahaha yesss!! Sounds like a great weekend... our was similar, just subtract hurricane cocktails and insert red wine. Btw, thoughts on a dc blogger happy hour soon?

  3. Great idea to pass the time! We do the same thing in Houston: But alas there were not hurricanes headed our way this year! (And in this drought, I would take one right about now!)

  4. Thanks for your sharing.The drinks look delicious.

    There is bean jellies on the top of my drink. :)

  5. now that is the way to "deal" with a storm!! must make some of these drinks this weekend :)

  6. Oh yes definitely a way to get through the storm! Sounds like fun :)

  7. I will take one of these hurricanes please!!!


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  9. What a great way to keep a positive outlook. My sister just moved to Virginia and in only her second week on the East Coast she had an earthquake and a hurricane! I'll tell her to make a few drinks and cheers to being safe and dry. :)

  10. That drink sounds like just the right medicine.

  11. Sounds like you're the girl to be with when there's a natural disaster! :)

  12. oh i LOVE this post! :) sounds like a fun time, with or without the hurricane (storm, not drink)

  13. Mmmm, your Hurricane Irene sounds tasty!

  14. Oooh this looks good! I'm throwing my mom a surprise birthday party and my theme is Sex and The City and this drink looks perfect!


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