Don't just drink hurricanes -- order a Category 5

Whether you're a native, transplant or tourist, if you're in South Florida, one of these hurricane-inspired drinks should grace your palate at least once.

New Orleans may have the hurricane, but our tricounty area labels its libations following the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Due South Brewing in Boynton Beach releases its Category 5 IPA only a few times a year. It's the hoppiest of its IPA series, which starts with the easy-drinking Category 3. Check the brewery's tap room list to see if it's available before your visit: DueSouthBrewing.com/taproom.
561-463-2337 | 2900 High Ridge Road #3, Boynton Beach

In Jupiter, Guanabanas' Cat 5 cocktail is served in a traditional hurricane glass. This one is basically a take on the NoLa-based drink, with three types of rum: Mix Flor de Cana dark with Don Q Pasion and Lemon Hart 151, then add the house blend of fruit juice. Visit Guanabanas.com.
561-747-8878 | 960 N. Highway A1A, Jupiter


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The Schnebly Winery in South Dade County's Redlands hasn't made it to category 5 yet, but two types of avocado wine stand at Category 2. There's a white, accented with coconut flavors, and a rose, accented with guava. Visit SchneblyWinery.com.
305-242-1224 | 30205 SW 217th Ave., Homestead

If your favorite local cyclone drink is not in this list, holler on Twitter at @mariamurriel.