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



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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3. Flaming Volcano A challenging cocktail to attempt -- especially if you already have one foot in the lava flow. But think of the countless parties you will light up with the story of how you lost your eyebrows.

1 oz. light rum 1 oz. brandy 1 oz. overproof rum (e.g., Bacardi 151) 4 oz. orange juice 2 oz. lemon juice (unsweetened) 2 oz. almond-flavored syrup

Combine all ingredients with two scoops of crushed ice in a blender, blend briefly, then pour into the "volcano bowl." Pour some rum into the central crater of the volcano bowl and light it. For garnish score pineapple or orange slices with a knife and insert onto rim of bowl. (

2. Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse It's the end of the world as we know it, and you'll feel fine.

1/2 oz. Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch whisky 1/2 oz. Jose Cuervo Especial Gold tequila 1/2 oz. Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee whiskey 1/2 oz. Jim Beam bourbon whiskey 1/2 oz. Jägermeister herbal liqueur 1 oz. pineapple juice 2 oz . sweet-&-sour mix

Pour all liqueurs into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Shake until frosted. Strain into highball glass and add pineapple juice and sweet & sour mix. Stir and serve.

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1. Gulf Spill Too soon? Too late!

1.5 oz blueberry juice 0.5 oz Kahlúa 0.5 oz Godiva chocolate liqueur 3 blueberries Sand-colored sugar, such as raw or demerara Optional: Bar spoon chocolate sauce

Rim martini glass with sugar that will symbolize sand. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into glass. Float blueberries on top to symbolize dead sea creatures. (


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