If you’re in the eastern part of the US, you’ve heard the news alerts – prepare for the potential of being homebound during (and in the aftermath of) Hurricane Irene. The lists of items you might need include flashlights (check the batteries!), bottled water, blankets, battery-powered radio, etc.; stock up on milk and bread (why?!), and fill up your car’s gas tank.
In addition to these necessities, the anticipation of Hurricane Irene has me scouring our cabinets for glassware – we have glasses for mixed drinks, champagne, red and white wine, scotch, brandy … what are we missing? Hurricane glasses!
J saw me opening the rarely used china cabinet: What are you looking for?
Me: Hurricane glasses.
J: Hurricane glasses?
Me: You know, low stem, rounded bottom, tall glass, flared at the top … Girly drinks served in them …
J: Like from Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans?
Me: Yes! Do we have any?
J: No … Why do you want one?
Me: When better to make a ‘hurricane’ than during Hurricane Irene?
J: Weekend Cooking?
Me: Weekend Cooking!
I don’t have hurricane glasses, and don’t plan to run out to buy any this weekend. But, I figure I can enjoy this concoction in a nice old-fashioned tumbler … with a festive cocktail umbrella, it’ll be a party!
- Hurricane Cocktail (via Emeril)
- 2 ounces light rum
- 2 ounces dark rum
- 1 ounce grenadine, or passion fruit syrup
- 1 ounce fresh orange juice
- 1 ounce sour mix, or fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
- Orange wedges, for garnish
- Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and shake to dissolve the sugar.
- Add ice cubes to come halfway up the sides of 2 tall glasses.
- Divide the mixture between the glasses. Garnish each with an orange wedge and serve with a long straw.
I hope the weather is treating you well, wherever you are! Head over to Beth Fish Reads to find out what’s happening in kitchens across the blogosphere this weekend – you’ll find links to food-themed book and movie reviews, recipes, mystery kitchen gadgets …