Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

Pete Capella
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You can’t walk through New Orleans’ French Quarter without seeing multitudes of drinkers imbibing a Hurricane. The Hurricane was invented in the 1940s by Pat O’Brien at the bar that bears his name, and is named after the glass it is always served in, which is shaped like a hurricane lamp. This concoction of two types of rum, three types of juices, simple syrup and grenadine, with orange slices and cherries for garnish, certainly packs a wallop. See you at Mardis Gras, Hurricane in hand.


The Hurricane

1.5 oz light rum

1.5 oz dark rum

1 oz orange juice

1 oz fresh lime juice

2 oz passion fruit juice

1 oz simple syrup

1 teaspoon grenadine

Stemmed cherries and orange slices to garnish


Fill a Hurricane glass halfway with crushed or cracked ice (or ice cubes). Shake all ingredients and strain into the glass. Fill up with more ice if needed and garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.


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