Cocktail Recipes to Try During Hurricane Sandy

By  October 29, 2012

AS WE’RE SEQUESTERED IN THE SAFETY OF OUR HOMES in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy’s arrival, we’re passing the time in a multitude of ways. Crafting a delicious libation is a sure way to make a sweet escape from the wicked weather. Stir up some spirits with these recipes and see if they don’t calm your cabin fever!

Mango Hurricane

1 oz. Cruzan Mango Rum
1 oz. Cruzan Aged Dark Rum
Orange Juice
Splash of Grenadine

Combine ingredients with ice in a hurricane glass. Add a splash of grenadine. Garnish with an orange wedge and a cherry.

Perfect Storm


1 ½ oz. EFFEN Black Cherry Vodka
1 oz. Lemon Juice
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Fresh Pomegranate Juice (Use fresh pomegranates, not bottled)
1 dash Angostura Bitters
2 oz. Club Soda

In a mixing glass, shake all but the club soda with ice. Strain into a tall glass over ice and lemon wheels. Top with club soda and stir.

Cali Castaway

2 oz. Caliche Rum
¾ oz. Melon Liquer
¾ oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Triple Sec
3 dashes Mint Bitters

Combineall ingredients in a cockatil shaker, fill with ice until well-chilled. Serve in a coupe glass.

Black Cherry Cyclone


1 ½ oz. EFFEN Black Cherry Vodka
½ oz. DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps Liquer
1 ½ oz. Fresh Apple Juice
¾ oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
6 Basil leaves

In a mixing glass, muddle basil, lemon and simple syrup. Add remaining ingredients and stir with ice. Strain into a low tumbler over ice. Garnish with basil.

Single N’ Stormy


2 oz. Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
4 oz. Ginger Beer
Cruzan Blackstrap Rum Float
1 Lime

Combine all ingredients over ice in a tumbler and shake for 20 seconds. Pour into a tall glass. Squeeze Lime Juice and float Cruzan Blackstrap on top.