Prepare for El Niño With Namesake Cocktail

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

The latest weather predictions point to the mother of all El Niños gracing the West Coast and environs this year. That being the case one might as well be prepared. A fully stocked larder and bar should be a priority. With emphasis on the latter. When the going gets tough the tough get creative.

El Niño


1 oz vodka
1 oz peach schnapps
1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz orange juice
1 splash soda water


Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over ice in a hurricane glass, and garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry.