A thirsty FBvian early suggested the Sazerac as the appropriate beverage to sip while riding out Rita. If you’re not up for mixing it yourself, another FBvian gives us a tip:
For a good Saz try John Hunter’s pour at Louie’s. For the opening he laces the glass with Ouzo, and instead of pouring out the nectar, it is offered to the consumer as a warning of what is to come. Put a few of these in your belly and you will forget about that broad Rita.