Tipple Tuesday!

This week marks the anniversary of two of the worst hurricanes to hit the US ever. Hurricane Andrew in 1992, a Cat5, devastated South Florida. Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a Cat3, did untold damage to the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida and caused the levies to break, flooding our beloved city of New Orleans.

We offer a toast to a safe and uneventful hurricane season this year!

Test your hurricane knowledge below.

The Original Hurricane RecipeThe Original HURRICANE COCKTAIL
Adapted from the original recipe as seen in Beachbum Berry Remixed, by Jeff Berry.

2 ounces dark rum
1 ounce Aunty Lilikoi passion fruit syrup
1 ounce fresh lemon juice (the original recipe) or lime juice (which I prefer)
Orange slice and cherry.
Combine rum, syrup and juice with ice and shake vigorously until the mixing tin frosts. Serve in a double Old Fashioned glass or tiki glass over crushed ice, and garnish with an orange and cherry “flag.”

Now THAT’S a Hurricane!




Captain Morgan HurricaneCaptain Morgan Hurricane

.5 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced (25 oz. per bottle)
.75 oz. dark rum
3 oz. passion fruit juice
3 oz. mango juice
2 oz. sweet and sour mix
1 lime wheel

Add Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, dark rum, passion fruit or mango juice, and sweet and sour mix.
Shake and pour into crushed ice-filled hurricane glass or other specialty glass. Garnish with lime wheel.




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Hurricane Facts

  • Hurricane Andrew caused an estimated 40 Billion in damages.
  • Hurricane Katrina was the largest national disaster to date causing a reportedly 89 Billion in damages.
  • Both had significant loss in life, with Katrina claiming nearly 2,000 souls.
  • In 1970, a hurricane in Pakistan killed more than 300,000 people.
  • When a hurricane is especially devastating, its name is permanently retired and another name replaces it.
  • In 1944, the US Navy’s Pacific fleet was crushed by Typhoon Cobra, which sank three destroyers and damaged many ships.
  • The word hurricane comes from the Taino Native American word, hurucane, meaning evil spirit of the wind.


Hurricane Quiz

Q. When did they start naming hurricane’s boys names?
a. 1979 – Hurricanes didn’t start having boys’ names until 1979. The first hurricane with a male’s name was Hurricane Bob which hit near New Orleans in July 1979.
b. 1981
c. 1955

Q. Hurricanes have devastating power. What facet of the storm usually causes the most damage?
a. Wind
b. Rain
c. Storm surge – The worst hurricane damage is often caused by a storm surge. A storm surge is like a giant wall of water pushed onshore by hurricane winds.

Q. True or False:
A tropical storm is classified as a hurricane once winds goes up to 74 miles per hour or higher. – True