The Hurricane Cocktail is a New Orleans classic, made famous at Pat O’Brien’s courtyard bar. This cocktail dates back to the end of WWII when whiskey was in tight supply and liquor vendors insisted bar owners buy multiple cases of rum to each case of whiskey.
An overabundance of rum forced establishments to get creative and it was then that the Hurricane Cocktail was born. Served from a “Hurricane” glass named and shaped after hurricane lamps. A souvenir hurricane glass (or two) come in handy when making this cocktail at home.
A combination of light and dark rums, passion fruit juice, orange juice, squeeze of lime, and grenadine syrup is served over ice in a tall ‘Hurricane’ glass. This drink is sweet like fruit punch and packs a punch too with generous amounts of rum. Cheers!
- 4 ounces dark rum
- 4 ounces light rum
- 4 ounces passion fruit juice or pineapple juice
- 2 ounces orange juice
- 2 ounces fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce grenadine
- 1 ounce simple syrup optional
- orange slices and maraschino cherries for garnish
- Fill two tall glasses with crushed ice. Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Pour into ice filled glasses. Garnish each with orange slice and maraschino cherry.
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