Many, many – o.k., many years ago I traveled to New Orleans for a conference and experienced my first Hurricane. No, thankfully not the terrible weather phenomenon that strikes terror in many an islander or coastal region resident, but an equally terrifying drink with the same name. I mean – just look at all the rum in this thing!!
Anyway, I survived my first hurricane – at Pat O’Brien’s nonetheless, and honestly hope I never have to experience the other kind. As we watch the current Hurricane intensify and rush towards the states, I’d say we all mix ourselves one of these concoctions and toast to Irene’s VERY quick demise and for a light remainder of the hurricane season. Goodnight Irene – GOODNIGHT!!
I found several recipes and several of them called for passion fruit syrup which we didn’t have, so we opted for this one. I prefer the recipe with the passion fruit, but by the time I took my last sip of this one, it tasted like another. Just be careful, Hurricanes can knock you right off your feet!
1 oz. light rum
1 oz. Jamaican Dark Rum
1 oz. 151 overproof rum
3 oz. orange juice
2 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 oz. grenadine
Blend all ingredients, pour over crushed ice and garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.