Friday, August 26, 2011

How to Prepare for an East Coast Hurricane

You make some of these:


and these

(Dark and Stormies!)

And you play some of this....

Actually, in all seriousness, the husband and I are in a slight state of nerves/or-are-we-over-reacting. The news is going crazy because it's slated to be the worst storm the east has seen in about 50 years! Then again, NYC did SUCH a great job this winter with warning us about the massive blizzard (note the sarcasm) that I don't blame them for taking extra measures to ensure that everyone stays safe.

 We live 10 miles west of NYC so we are preparing for the worst. We'd rather be over prepared than under. We have stocked up on batteries, non-perishables, water, candles, and our phones will be charged. Because we aren't going to be right on the coast like some of our friends in Hoboken and NYC, we have opened our house to them and we're going to have one big "hurricane sleep-over party''. What better to wait out the storm than with a cocktail and some of your besties?

Stay safe!

Oh...and in case you want to have a hurricane party- here's how to make a Hurricane:


  • 12 ounces light rum
  • 12 ounces dark rum
  • 10 ounces grenadine, or passion fruit syrup
  • 10 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 10 ounces sour mix, or fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons superfine sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 large orange, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices


Mix all the ingredients in a tall pitcher or large pot and stir to dissolve the sugar. Pour into a punch bowl and add the ice cubes and orange segments. Serve in tall glasses over ice with straws.


  1. stay safe!!!! will be sending prayers and thoughts your way! and in the meantime... a hurricane cocktail doesn't sound too bad!! ;)

  2. My folks are on Long Island so I'll definitely be thinking about you all.

    Be safe but have fun too. With no where to go and nothing to do, might as well have a party. :)

  3. Those hurricanes look delicious!

    Good luck this weekend!