Hurricane Cocktail

The Hurricane Cocktail

1/3 Whisky.
1/3 Gin.
1/3 Crème de Menthe.
The Juice of 2 Lemons.

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Another cocktail ripped from the pages of Judge Jr.’s “Here’s How”. And like the Crow Cocktail before it, one which makes no sense as transcribed in the Savoy.

Fortunately, the original recipe is a tad more sensible, not to mention the fact that it is across the page from the similarly natural disaster themed “Earthquake” cocktail.

This concoction is all that the name implies and should be mixed in a cyclone cellar: 1/3 pint Johnny Walker; 1/3 pint of Gordon Water; 1/3 pint of Crème de menthe; the juice of two lemons.

Too bad the Savoy transcribers dropped those “pint” measures, eh? So, it’s a bottled cocktail, with the juice of two lemons up against a pint of spirits and liqueurs.

Hurricane Cocktail

3/4 oz Famous Grouse.
3/4 oz Broker’s Gin.
3/4 oz Brizard Creme de Menthe.
A little less than 3/4 oz Lemon Juice.

Well, it’s not, strictly speaking, entirely awful. Kind of refreshing, I suppose.

Still, not anywhere near the top 10, or likely, top 100 Savoy Cocktails.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.

One thought on “Hurricane Cocktail

  1. At least the old natural disaster cocktails cocktails were a little more interesting than the contemporary ones: Typhoon? Mudslide? Not so special.
    I did one a few years ago called Houston Floodwater when the city was deluged by one of the many storms, I think Alison. I need to dig it up and see if I think it is still good. It might possibly embarrass me like childhood “art.”

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