Hurricane Recipes? Try a Gulf Spill! Top 10 Natural Disaster Cocktails

Given that Saturday's Mardi Gras celebration is the proverbial bad-taste storm before the calm, it's only fitting that the big party's signature drink is sweet, lethal and named after an actual storm. That's right: the Hurricane.

If you're in the mood for something different this weekend, Gut Check presents the Top 10 Natural Disaster Cocktails -- guaranteed to rock your world!

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10. Hurricane Katrina
Your dams of sobriety are no match for this bitch.

1/2 oz. banana liqueur
1/2 oz Galliano liqueur
2 oz. grapefruit juice
2 oz. orange juice
1-1/2 oz. rum (such as Bacardi 151)

Combine ingredients and shake well. Serve in tall glass. (

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9. Earthquake (Tremblement de Terre) Is it the New Madrid fault causing the ground to shift under your feet -- or is it this absinthe cocktail purportedly invented by Toulouse-Lautrec? We motion to redub this modern take the "Boobquake" in honor of, you know, feminism.

1 oz. absinthe
1 oz. gin
1 oz. bourbon

Fill a collins glass about one-quarter full with ice. Add absinthe, then gin, then bourbon. Stir with a straw -- or shake, if preferred -- and serve. (

8. Mississippi Mudslide
A tribute to the our beloved river and its current state of winter sludge.

1 oz. vodka
1 oz. Kahlúa coffee liqueur
1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
1 oz. heavy cream

Shake all ingredients with ice and pour over ice in an old-fashioned glass. (

7. Tsunami
A hurricane with international flavor!

1 oz. Captain Morgan Original spiced rum
1/2 oz. Malibu coconut rum
1/2 oz. Myers's dark rum
pineapple juice
1/2 oz. grenadine syrup

Fill highball glass with ice. Add Captain Morgan and Malibu. Fill with the pineapple juice. Float grenadine and then add Myers's for color. (

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6. Cyclone
Talk about a downward spiral. For the Mardi Gras season, we redub this vodka-based concoction the "Titty Twister"!

1 oz Absolut Citron vodka
1-1/2 oz. grapefruit juice
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
2/3 oz. cranberry juice
2-1/3 oz. lemonade

Combine Absolut Citron, grapefruit juice and Grand Marnier in a shaker with ice. Shake well, pour into highball glass. Add lemonade, float cranberry juice on top and serve. (

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5. Avalanche
The Blues sent Erik Johnson to Colorado. Here's our chance to bury the Avalanche deep in our gullets.

2 cups ice
1 cup vanilla ice cream
2 oz. Irish cream liqueur, such as Baileys
2 oz. white crème de cacao
2 oz. vodka

Combine ingredients in a blender. Cover and pulse until the mixture begins to swirl evenly. Blend on high for twenty seconds or until drink is completely smooth. (

4. Blizzard
When the recipe comes from ice queen Martha Stewart herself, you know it's a very good thing.

1-1/2 oz. Irish whiskey or rum
1/3 oz. hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico
1/2 oz. Irish cream liqueur (such as Baileys)
Hot coffee
Dollop of Grand Marnier Whipped Cream

In a glass coffee mug, stir together whiskey, hazelnut liqueur and Irish cream; top with coffee. Garnish cocktail with whipped cream and serve immediately. (

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