Say cheers to Mardi Gras with a hurricane. Fat Tuesday is just around the corner, and this colorful, fruity drink is rum-based, one of the most notable beverages in the French Quarter. Highly potent, places such as Black Eyed Sally's limit you to two. According to FrenchQuarter.com, due to difficulties importing Scotch during World War II, liquor salesmen forced bar owners to buy up to 50 cases of their much more abundant rum. New Orleans barmen came up with an alluring recipe to clear through the supply and served it up in a tall, jaunty glass shaped like a hurricane lamp. And the hurricane cocktail was born. Click through our gallery to see where you can get one right here in Connecticut.
Sara Grant, The Hartford Courant
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