Euan Reid


Illegal to serve in most bars around the globe due to its extremely high alcohol content, the Typhoon is “like a Dark and Stormy but far more dangerous” – and one of the most delicious things I’ve ever drunk.

The product of the combined ingenuity of a good friend (who shall remain nameless) and I, it’s a gently tropical drink – pleasantly sweet, with a strong ginger kick counterbalanced by fruit and citrus. It’s far easier to drink than it ought to be, weighing in at a whopping nine units while going down like juice.

Caution: The legality is not exaggeration. Drink with care. Ideally, share.


  • Navy Strength Gin (2 measures) (The Broadside by West Winds for preference)
  • Overproof Rum (1 measure) (Lemon Hart 151 was our choice)
  • Banana Liqueur (1 measure)
  • Fiery ginger beer
  • Fresh lime juice (one half)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice
  2. Stir gently
  3. Serve

Optional garnish

Take the squeezed lime half and float it atop the cocktail. Pour a half measure of overproof rum into the half and set alight. Extinguish prior to drinking.