The cold shows no sign of surrender here in DC, and my kitchen pipes just burst. While we wait for water to return and snow to melt, I'm taking a cue from the folks celebrating Mardi Gras today and mixing an updated version of a New Orleans classic — the Hurricane.
Drawing from Salt & Sundry's bar section, I've subbed P&H Soda Co.'s delicious hibiscus syrup for the traditional passion fruit. Match that with Jack Rudy's grenadine and fresh citrus, and you have a little tropical escape in a glass.
For another accessible tropical escape, head to the wonderfully humid US Botanic Garden jungle (pictured below). It may be the best place to ride out the cold snap in DC. If only they had a tiki bar ...
Snow Day Hurricane
2 oz dark rum
1/2 oz fresh orange juice
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz P&H Soda Co. Hibiscus Syrup
1/4 oz Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Grenadine
Shake and strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with fruit and a paper umbrella.
Adapted from Imbibe.