The Original Hurricane

This year do yourself a favor and sample the original version of this classic New Orleans cocktail. A true hurricane does not contain grenadine, pineapple juice, or vodka. It is not made from a mix. It is not served in a giant plastic cup. The original hurricane had three ingredients: dark rum, passion fruit syrup, and lemon juice. That’s it.

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Ingredients

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Red Wine Sangria

Pull a pitcher from the fridge as guests arrive and no one needs much encouragement to start pouring glasses. It feels fancy and instantly festive, but sangria is also one of the easiest big-batch cocktails you can make. As the party host, it’s a no-brainer.

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Which Wine for sangria?
The primary qualification for the wine going into your sangria? That it be cheap! Any red wine that you enjoy drinking is a good candidate, and it shouldn’t be expensive.

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Mint Juleps

The quintessential Derby drink is a potent mix of bourbon, sugar, and mint.

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Spring! That means the Kentucky Derby (this Saturday) and the Mint Julep–the rare convergence of sports and an extremely elegant libation. The drink is so refreshing, so potent that you might want to throw a julep party this weekend. Proper is the point, so do it the traditional way.

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