Yesterday, I went to the grocery store to stock up on food and water for the impending wrath of Hurricane Irene. There I picked up my share of crackers and bottled water. However, as I walked home from the grocery store four blocks and an avenue away, I couldn’t tell which was heavier the mass amount of water I had purchased or the September Issues of Vogue, InStyle, and Glamour. When and if the lights go out and I am stuck at home hiding from Irene I will be armed with endless hours of fashion fun. As a socialite fashionista, I would choose to have Anna Wintour by my side over the National Guard any day. Though the eastern seaboard may be in store for a natural disaster, I refuse be among the fashion disasters this fall. Bring it on Irene! But, play nice, I would like to still have my windows once this is all over.
With two natural disasters coming to New York in the same week, I am beginning to feel like the star of the next Final Destination Sequel. I am also starting to (not so seriously) buy into the 2012 end of the world theory. It’s time us New Yorkers do what crazy people down south have been doing for years: board up our windows and throw a hurricane party complete with sweet hurricane cocktails. So while you are stocking up on food, don’t forget to add rum to your shopping list. There are also a few other ingredients you will need such juices and garnishes to make New Orleans’ most famous cocktail named after the signature glass it is served in.
You can never be too prepared for a Hurricane, here is the best Hurricane Cocktail Recipe I could find courtesy of About.com:
• 2 oz light rum
• 2 oz dark rum
• 2 oz passion fruit juice
• 1 oz orange juice
• juice of a half a lime
• 1 Tbsp simple syrup
• 1 Tbsp grenadine
• orange slice and cherry for garnish
1. Squeeze juice from half a lime into shaker over ice.
2. Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
3. Shake well.
4. Strain into a hurricane glass.
5. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.