Sandy: back to get you

Some of you may have had your flights to the Bahamas cancelled. Others may not be able to head home to Westchester thanks to Bloomberg’s carpooling. Or you may have been banking on a night downtown, which is now underwater. Either way, MoHi is looking like the only viable option for your drinking portion of the week. Here’s how to make the best of it — or how to venture bravely south.

For Those Admitting Defeat: The Hurricane (Sandy)


  • 2 oz light rum
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 2 oz passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • juice of a half a lime
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup
  • 1 tbsp grenadine
  • orange slice/cherry any fresh/non-fresh fruit you may have for a garnish


  1. Squeeze juice from half a lime into cocktail shaker over ice.
  2. Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into a hurricane glass cup
  5. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice whatever vaguely fresh fruit you have

For Those Admitting Defeat Who Are Lazy: The Dark and Stormy


  • 2 oz Gosling’s rum
  • 8 oz ginger beer
  • lemon wedge
1. Pour rum over ice, add ginger beer, and stir. Squeeze in the lemon wedge
(If you’re really lazy, you can substitute any dark or spiced rum.)

For Those Who Boldly Go South:

The aim: get as far downtown as you possibly can. Consider instituting a point system: every ten blocks down equals a shot of whatever you’re carrying in your flask. Alternatively, just stop at every bar on your journey south (note: this will most likely end in blackout fury somewhere around Tap A Keg). If you hit below Union Square, finish your drink and everyone else’s.

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