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Post-storm: Drink a Hurricane

No power, refrigerator smelling funky. Clean out and

No power, refrigerator smelling funky. Clean out and use up the fruit and booze in a toast to the departed Irene with a Hurricane. (January 2010) Photo Credit: Michael E. Ach, 2010

I am looking into the refrigerator, which is to say, examining a total loss.

Maybe the cheese will last. The mustard, too. Tabasco. But everything else is headed for the garbage. Wait: there's a lime.

And on this post-storm Monday, that means one thing: time for a Hurricane. If nothing else, this cocktail will raise spirits.

Here's the recipe for an apropos beverage from the "Mr. Boston" cocktail guide, which I can attest easily may be read with a flashlight. Yes, the Hurricane!

1 ounce dark rum

1 ounce light rum

1 tablespoon passion fruit syrup

2 teaspoons lemon juice.

Shake with whatever ice you have left. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Didn't plan ahead. May have to do without the "chilled" part. Using Cointreau and a couple of ounces of the rapidly departing orange juice, too, instead of the passion fruit syrup.

Let there be light. Cheers!

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