This is the final day in my ramp up to Super Bowl 47 with helping you step up your game to host the best football party of the year.
Today I'm tackling drinks.
Mixology has become such an art form and so intricate, that bartenders are more and more becoming chefs with a different kitchen.
But since this year's Super Bowl is in New Orleans, I believe a tip of the hat is due to the host city. One of the official drinks of New Orleans is the Hurricane.
This is a recipe for a Hurricane from Epicurious.
A couple of notes I would suggest about the recipe and how it may be adjusted for improvement.
First of all, getting passion fruit sorbet is likely the best option. The goal of this drink is to keep it cold, and without needing more ice, you can substitute the sorbet for the frozen slush consistency.
Sugar is fine, but simple syrup made ahead means you don't have to worry about stirring before shaking the drink. You could also use Agave Nectar for a different profile.
If you only want to buy one kind of rum, and want a substitute, I happen to like Southern Comfort. That would replace the dark rum. I would stick to dark for dark and light for light.
(Photo by Kimberly Sentner)