Archive for November 4th, 2012

4th November
written by Arthur

The following are two hurricane Sandy inspired cocktails.  Warning: these drinks have been linked to serious and prolonged blackouts.

Hurricane Sandy Manhattan

  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz salt water
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes and stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the cherry.

Hurricane Sandy Long Island Ice Tea

  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz sour mix
  • 2 oz salt water
  • Cola
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Pour the spirits and sour mix into a collins glass with ice and stir well or shake. Top the glass off with cola. Garnish with the lemon wedge.


In all seriousness, the effects of the storm are still being felt strongly by many in the tri-state area.  Donate today to the Red Cross hurricane relief.  Or find a local volunteer opportunity to help those in need.