Friday, September 24, 2010
Hurricane Club's Cocktail Menu Is By the Numbers
The cocktail menu at the Hurricane Club, the new midtown edition to the ongoing tiki bar craze, is by the numbers.
Seriously. Nearly every drink is not named, but numbered. You could order the #31 frozen cocktail (mandarin and liquorice root II) or the #7 shot (gold tequila, muddled peppadew peppers & Asian-pepper syryp). The drinks are divided into categories. There's the expected "Frozen" (all Pisco-based) and "Martinis" (mainly vodka) sections; the seemingly Jimmy Buffett-inspired "Boat Drinks" section; "Voyages" ("Exotic ingredients, inspired by different ports of call"); "In the Shell" (drinks served in coconuts, pepper shells and hollowed-out melons and pineapples; "To Share" ("Most stylish way for your group to enjoy our spirits"); and "Club Service" ("A gentleman's way to enjoy a cocktail").
The inclusion of a "Shots" section will tell the experienced drinker that they're not in haute cocktail country here, as will the reliance on mainstream liquor brands like Ketel One, Bombay Sapphire, Patron and Knob Creek. Prices run about $8 to $15 for individual drinks. (Picture courtesy of Daily Candy)