Given that Saturday's Mardi Gras celebration is the proverbial bad-taste storm before the calm, it's only fitting that the big party's signature drink is sweet, lethal and named after an actual storm. That's right: the Hurricane.
If you're in the mood for something different this weekend, Gut Check presents the Top 10 Natural Disaster Cocktails -- guaranteed to rock your world!
10. Hurricane Katrina Your dams of sobriety are no match for this bitch.
1/2 oz. banana liqueur 1/2 oz Galliano liqueur 2 oz. grapefruit juice 2 oz. orange juice 1-1/2 oz. rum (such as Bacardi 151)
Combine ingredients and shake well. Serve in tall glass. (www.travelnola.com)
1 oz. absinthe 1 oz. gin 1 oz. bourbon
Fill a collins glass about one-quarter full with ice. Add absinthe, then gin, then bourbon. Stir with a straw -- or shake, if preferred -- and serve. (drinksmixer.com)
8. Mississippi Mudslide A tribute to the our beloved river and its current state of winter sludge.
1 oz. vodka 1 oz. Kahlúa coffee liqueur 1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream 1 oz. heavy cream
Shake all ingredients with ice and pour over ice in an old-fashioned glass. (drinksmixer.com)
7. Tsunami A hurricane with international flavor!
1 oz. Captain Morgan Original spiced rum 1/2 oz. Malibu coconut rum 1/2 oz. Myers's dark rum pineapple juice 1/2 oz. grenadine syrup
Fill highball glass with ice. Add Captain Morgan and Malibu. Fill with the pineapple juice. Float grenadine and then add Myers's for color. (supercocktails.com)
6. Cyclone Talk about a downward spiral. For the Mardi Gras season, we redub this vodka-based concoction the "Titty Twister"!
1 oz Absolut Citron vodka 1-1/2 oz. grapefruit juice 1/2 oz Grand Marnier 2/3 oz. cranberry juice 2-1/3 oz. lemonade
Combine Absolut Citron, grapefruit juice and Grand Marnier in a shaker with ice. Shake well, pour into highball glass. Add lemonade, float cranberry juice on top and serve. (supercocktails.com)
5. Avalanche The Blues sent Erik Johnson to Colorado. Here's our chance to bury the Avalanche deep in our gullets.
2 cups ice 1 cup vanilla ice cream 2 oz. Irish cream liqueur, such as Baileys 2 oz. white crème de cacao 2 oz. vodka
Combine ingredients in a blender. Cover and pulse until the mixture begins to swirl evenly. Blend on high for twenty seconds or until drink is completely smooth. (easycocktailrecipes.com)
4. Blizzard When the recipe comes from ice queen Martha Stewart herself, you know it's a very good thing.
1-1/2 oz. Irish whiskey or rum 1/3 oz. hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico 1/2 oz. Irish cream liqueur (such as Baileys) Hot coffee Dollop of Grand Marnier Whipped Cream
In a glass coffee mug, stir together whiskey, hazelnut liqueur and Irish cream; top with coffee. Garnish cocktail with whipped cream and serve immediately. (marthastewart.com)
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