Welcome! Login | Register
 

Horowitz: Enemy of the People—Horowitz: Enemy of the People

Organize + Energize: 8 Things Not to do When Packing for Vacation—Organize + Energize: 8 Things Not to do…

Seven Officers to Graduate From Worcester Police Mounted Patrol Unit Tuesday—Seven Officers to Graduate From Worcester Police Mounted…

Worcester Man Arrested for Stabbing—Worcester Man Arrested in Connection With Madison Street…

Weiss: Overhauling Social Security & Medicare Gets ‘Thumbs Down’ in Recent Poll Findings—Weiss: Overhauling Social Security & Medicare Gets 'Thumbs…

Fecteau: Chafee’s Wrong on Russia—Fecteau: Chafee’s Wrong on Russia

Champion Reaches 1,000 Career Points Milestone, Holy Cross Beats American 69-54—Champion Reaches 1,000 Career Points Milestone, Holy Cross…

Smart Benefits: Five Ways to Avoid National Origin Discrimination Claims—Smart Benefits: Five Ways to Avoid National Origin…

College Admissions: 5 Hard Truths About Athletic Recruiting—What you don't know WILL hurt you...

“The Sunday Political Brunch”—February 19, 2017—“The Sunday Political Brunch” -- February 19, 2017

 
 

How to Throw a Hurricane Party

Monday, October 29, 2012

 

Line 'Em Up: New Orleans' world-famous hurricanes

Hurricane Sandy is this week's most undesired guest, scheduled to slam into our shorelines around Monday night. What is there to do with what may be a power-out, shut-down situation here in Central Mass? Do what New Orleaneans have done for generations: throw a Hurricane Party.

The idea is to give into the limitations of the storm's worst effects, and turn your time inside into the best time ever. It can be a spontaneous sheltering of neighbors or a destination event for a group of friends (bring sleeping bags!). Here are some tips on how to pop up your own Hurricane Party.

1. Have your own survival supplies well in hand. Be prepared to feed and shelter (that includes toilet paper) several people for 3-5 days. Don't forget the use of a generator if possible, food, water, first aid supplies, and a weather radio.

2. Food. A classic Hurricane Party approach is to ask your guests to clean our their refrigerators and freezers and stockpile goodies that way. If you're leery of assuring food safety if the power goes out, stock up today on non-perishables. Make sure there's a manual can opener.

3. Plan things to do. If your HP is family-friendly (and less alcoholic), make sure you've got lots and lots of boardgames and cards. Consider planning a scavenger hunt to keep folks busy.

4. Music. Yes, you want that theme, especially for the first few hours. Some favorites: Dylan's "Hurricane," Jonny Cash's "Blowin' in the Wind," Led Zeppellin's "When the Levy Breaks," Springsteen's "Lost in the Flood," and of course, Blu Oyster Cult's "Eye of the Hurricane."

5. Drinks! Yes, make sure you've got gallons of milk, water, and perhaps juice boxes for wee ones. But it's not a true Hurricane Party without a true Hurricane, one of NOLA's most famous drinks. Here's a classic recipe:

Hurricane Recipe

serves 1
1 oz vodka
1/4 oz grenadine
1 oz gin
1 oz light rum
1/2 oz Bacardi® 151 rum
1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz triple sec
grapefruit juice
pineapple juice

Directions

Fill a hurricane (or any other tall glass) 3/4 full with ice.

Pour all the alcohols in first, then follow with equal parts of grapefruit and pineapple juice.

Serve and enjoy! (For those not drinking alcohol, you can use sprite and orange).

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
Delivered Free Every
Day to Your Inbox