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The Painkiller #3 -- an easy-to-throw-together panacea that is well-balanced and wears its mass-market ingredients well. The exception to the rule.

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Finding a proper "real" Hurricane recipe proved to be a brick wall. Ingredients varied wildly, with little consensus on what and how much. My recipe is an amalgam of Dale DeGroff and the 2002 Sauce Guide (now Difford's) to Cocktails, a British publication. The key notes...

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I think if you asked an average American to name the most famous drink invented in New Orleans 9 out of 10 would say The Hurricane. Invented at the legendary Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans in the 1940’s, even the invention of this drink is another brick in...

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Together, they sound like a pair of lesser Hobbits. Grog and Bumbo are, however, two cornerstones of our drink repertoire. Both are historically significant, easy as punch to throw together, and willing to please all but the most ardent teetotalers.

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