Friday, March 4, 2011

Hurricane Recipes? Try a Gulf Spill! Top 10 Natural Disaster Cocktails

Posted By on Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM

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!

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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. (

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9. Earthquake (Tremblement de Terre) Is it the New Madrid fault causing the ground to shift under your feet -- or is it this absinthe cocktail purportedly invented by Toulouse-Lautrec? We motion to redub this modern take the "Boobquake" in honor of, you know, feminism.

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. (

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. (

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. (

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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. (

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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. (

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. (

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