PORTLAND OREGAN, La (BRPROUD) – When it comes to alcohol—Louisiana’s Hurricane cocktail is ranked 9th as the best drink to toast with for New Years Eve celebrations, according to a poll conducted by RecoveryFirst.org— a leading alcohol recovery and addiction treatment center.
Louisiana’s Hurricane drink—is the signature drink of the Pelican State made with mixing rum, passion fruit and lemon juice. It’s traditionally served in a hurricane lamp shaped glass, to which it owes its name, the poll stated.
The poll used 3,373 participants to compiled the ranking system of which drinks they preferred to toast with to bring in the new year.
Each state has a signature drink, Tennessee’s iconic Jack & Coke is the number one drink Americans will have as they clink to the start of 2022. The second drink is New Hampshire’s hard cider and third is Iowa’s frozen blue water margarita. For the full list click here.
“Of course, as they are sweeter, cocktails are usually more pleasant on the palate as compared to drinking straight shots of spirits,’ says a spokesperson from RecoveryFirst.org. ‘However, that’s where the danger lies: other ingredients like juice or soda can mask the taste of strong alcohol in cocktails, which makes them more potent because it’s much easier to drink more of them. Before you know it, after a few cocktails, you might end up more unsteady than you’d think. This, among many other reasons, is why it’s advisable to keep an eye on the number of drinks you’re having.”
“It’s not just excessive drinking that may lead to health risks, casual consumption, even within the recommended limits, can become concerning. Drinking cocktails, especially those that contain more than one spirit, can lead to serious side effects such as loss of critical judgement, dulled perception (especially vision), passing out, raised blood pressure, and vomiting,” RecoveryFirst spokesperson added.