Hurricane Franklin

Caribbean rum and Mexican bitters. A version of the Hurricane Sterba created in the fall of 2017 while hurricanes ripped through the Caribbean and Mexico, and the United States.
1 14 oz Trinidad rum
12 oz Amargo-Vallet
34 oz Falernum
34 oz Lemon juice
2 bsp Egg white
3 ds Bitters, Angostura
Dry shake all ingredients apart from bitters. Add ice. Shake. Strain into fancy glass. Decorate foam with a few dashes of bitters.
I actually used aquafaba. (Editor's note - to replace the egg white. Aquafaba is the liquid from a can of chickpeas)
Named after the storm Hurricane Irma that struck Florida in 2017. Incredibly, a trademark Intent To Use trademark application was filed with the USPTO on 9/10/2017, one day before this cocktail was published. The applicant, Eurie Bordenave, requested that the name of this cocktail be changed and so it was renamed to Hurricane I 2017 by the editor.
From other users
  • Good - I thought the Falernum dominated a bit; surprisingly I thought the Amargo Vallet was a bit lost. I might reverse these amounts. I used Angostura 1824, and half non-alch. Falernum, half Velvet Falernum. — ☆☆☆☆
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Kindred Cocktails's picture

Responding to a trademark

Responding to a trademark request to rename this cocktail, the editor changed it from Hurricane Irma to Hurricane I 2017. See the history. The cocktail's creator should feel free to pick any other name if desired. While I don't acknowledge that the Intent to Use application filed with the USPTO affords the applicant the right to prevent the publication of this recipe, Kindred Cocktails has a "don't be a jerk" policy and does not wish to publish a cocktail using a disputed name. Take your legal fight into the alley out back, please.

As for the cocktail itself, we haven't tried it but it sounds like an interesting sour -- rather unlike the horrid intoxicant poured by the gallon on Bourbon Street to induce public emesis.

happyrobot's picture

What a crazy world.

What a crazy world.

I think the possible trademark infringement makes the cocktail taste better.
Will change the name from "Hurricane I 2017" to something else.

I used Angostura 1919. The

I used Angostura 1919. The vanilla notes pair very well with the bitter cherry of the Amargo Vallet and the spice of the Falernum. This is really tasty.

Cliffie's picture

I just tried this one and I

I just tried this one and I really enjoyed it! I used aquafaba instead of the egg white (as suggested in the note), which gave the drink a little hint of savory nuttyness. I took the advice of another commenter and upped the Amargo a touch and went a light on the falernum, which I think was a good choice. I also replaced the Trinidad rum with an ounce of Barbados rum (Mount Gay) and a quarter-ounce of a dunder-heavy Jamaican pot still rum (Dr Bird). It all came together to make one of the strangest cocktails I've ever built — but in a good way! Rich, creamy, nutty, funky, and surprisingly well balanced. Big thumbs up from me!