**UPDATE**: Check out our post-Hurricane roundup here
As you’ve probably heard, the east coast is about to get hit with a bit of weather over the next 48 hours. Dubbed the “Frankenstorm”, Hurricane Sandy is colliding with a nasty Nor’easter winter storm and mutating into something truly monstrous that’s going to cause major trouble for millions of people from Virginia through New Hampshire. Both the National Hurricane center, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have done an admirable job of broadcasting safety information and updated weather models [Seriously, if you’re anywhere near this storm, click those links] but we can’t help but feel as if they’ve left off a few necessities from their preparedness lists.
Here, then, is our guide to what you’ll need to weather Hurricane Sandy:
1) A Twitter Account
How else are you supposed to follow the latest snarky hashtag, or hilarious parody account? For chrissakes, there’s a massive meteorological catastrophe bearing down on the entire East coast – the people have a right to mock!
3) Thematically appropriate cocktail recipes
Yeah yeah, you stocked up on booze – Congratulations, you’re a genius. But, why wait out the storm chugging lukewarm PBR when you could tipple in style? Of course, there’s the standard “Hurricane” cocktail, which is great if you want to be incredibly predictable. Instead, give the Wicked Sandy a try:
1/2 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1/2 oz Bailey’s® Irish cream
1 tsp white tequila
1 tsp Cointreau® orange liqueur
Hey, you never know.
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