Damn the Weather (cocktail)

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Damn the Weather
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Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served Straight up; without ice
Standard garnish Slice of orange
Standard drinkware
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Cocktail glass
Commonly used ingredients
  • 1 measure gin
  • 1/2 measure sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 measure orange juice
  • 1/4 measure orange curacao or triple sec
Preparation Shake with ice and strain into a chilled large cocktail glass

A Damn the Weather (or Damn-the-Weather) is a Prohibition Era cocktail made with Gin, sweet vermouth, orange juice, and a sweetener (either Triple Sec or Curaçao). It is served shaken and chilled, often with a slice of orange.


Like many prohibition-era cocktails, the Damn the Weather was conceived as a way to hide the scent and flavor of poor quality homemade spirits, in this case bathtub gin.[1] The original recipe was included in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.[1] A bar/restaurant in Seattle takes its name from the drink.[1]


  • The Despite the Weather cocktail is made with shochu, pisco, orange juice, lemon, passion fruit, and ginger syrup.[1]
  • The drink may be served over ice in a short glass.[2]
  • Grand Marnier or Cointreau may be substituted for the sweetener.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Wayne, Julia (30 January 2015). "Where to Drink Old Classics, Obscure Concoctions, and New Classic Cocktails". Seattle Eater. Seattle. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Damn the Weather". Cocktail Connie's 366. 12 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Damn-The-Weather Cocktail Cocktail Recipe". 1001 Cocktails. Retrieved 3 September 2016.