Hurricane Sandy Cocktail

While I’m here in Anchorage, avoiding the 24-degree chills outside, my good friends Gary and Kasandra are hunkered down in their Connecticut home, waiting for the fierce Hurricane Sandy to wreak havoc. I imagine Sandy as a middle-aged woman, possibly Roseanne sized, with a bathrobe and curlers in her hair. Also, she’s shaking a rolling pin at you.

Gary and Kasandra have taken all the necessary precautions — parked the cars in the middle of the driveway to avoid trees, secured the house and such, and now there’s nothing left to do but wait. But wait! — they can still have a good time.

May I present via long long long distance, the Hurricane Sandy.


Since they have all the time in the world, my East Coast pals are hand squeezing their juices. And since the next three days of school are cancelled, they’ve decided to clean out their liquor cabinet on this drink. Use all the booze! Better ration, buddies. You still have a lot of time.

1 oz. vodka

1/4 oz. grenadine

1 oz. gin

1 oz. light rum

1/2 oz. Bacardi 151 (wooo now it’s a party!)

1 oz. amaretto

1 oz triple sec

grapefruit juice

pineapple juice

Combine all but the juices in the order listed into a tall glass. Top with equal parts of the two juices. Garnish with tiny umbrella and drink with a bendy straw. Repeat.

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