Which first? Lamp or drink – The Hurricane
The Hurricane Lamp or Drink – which came first? Well the glass – designed to keep wind away from the kerosene flame. The shape had been around before kerosene to protect candles from going out.
The drink was a concoction from New Orleans – invented by Pat O’Brien to get rid of an oversupply of rum. He put the drink in a ‘hurricane glass’ which mimicked the kerosene lamp’s shape – obviously a deliberate reference to the storms that have hit NOLA for centuries.
If the storm hits New England this time – we’ll be drinking a lot of rum, and wine, and vodka and ……..Go AWAY Joaquim!!!!!