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Hurricane Minnie

Posted in Classic Cocktails, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2016 by cocktailvultures

Hurricane Minnie

minnie TYPEWe all love a drink with a history and an extra kick and it helps if it has something “witchy”  This drink was named after Minnie Castevet from one of our favorite movies, Rosemary’s Baby, and the inspiration for one of or more popular drinks, the Vodka Blush. Like her namesake the Hurricane Minnie is a pushy powerful drink that will leave you knocked out and wondering “ This is real, this is really happening”

  1. 1 oz dark rum
  2. 1 0z light rum
  3. .25 oz 151 rum
  4. .50 oz Strega
  5. 0 oz passion fruit syrup
  6. .50 lemon juice

Shake with ice and serve over ice in a hurricane glass

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The Vodka Blush

Posted in Booze News and Events, Classic Cocktails, Girl Drink Drunk with tags , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2011 by cocktailvultures

The Vodka Blush is a cocktail invented by Peggy Nadramia.

“Mr. Castevet came in, holding in both hands a small tray on which four cocktail glasses ran over with clear pink liquid. “Mr. Woodhouse? A Vodka Blush. Have you ever tasted one? They’re very popular in Australia,” Mr. Castevet said. He took the final glass and raised it to Rosemary and Guy. “To our guests,” he said. “Welcome to our home.”

“The Vodka Blushes were tart and very good.”

–from Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin, © 1967

And so was born the question: how do you make a Vodka Blush? Tell it dirty jokes? Compliment it profusely?

We suggest you follow the instructions below, and become the hit of your holiday party—whatever holiday it might be.


Cocktail shaker
Cocktail glass
Measuring jigger


2 1/2 ounces Vodka
1 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice (strained)
1/2 ounce Grenadine

[Since the invention of this cocktail I have retooled it to account for the vast improvement in available grenadine as well as the pomegranate products to make it at home. Dissolve a cup of sugar in an equal amount of pomegranate juice (such as Pom) and you’re done.PN]

Fill shaker 2/3 with fresh ice. Add ingredients. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Enjoy, and spill a little on the carpet in memory of Minnie and Roman!

Always drink responsibly.