Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

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No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without enjoying a classic hurricane cocktail. The drink know to most tourists in New Orleans is the Hurricane Cocktail. During celebrations (and celebrations seem to be every night in the New Orleans French quarter), tourists carry their "to go" hurricane drinks with them. In New Orleans, you can carry your drink out of a bar and down the street, even into another bar. Hurricanes are also the cocktail of choice during Mardi Gras, when thousands come to parade and party. Pat O'Brien's has become a tourist mecca, and the Pat O'Brien's Hurricane glass is one of the most sought-after souvenirs in New Orleans.

History: The hurricane cocktail was made famous by Pat O'Brien's French quarter bar in the 1940s. Other restaurants and bars now serve this drink but it has become synonymous with Pat O'Brien's. this signature cocktail is a potent fruit punch drink that is served in a special hurricane lamp glass in New Orleans. The drink was created during World War II, when liquor such as whiskey was in low supply and bar owners were forced to order large amounts of rum in order to get their quota of whiskey. Through trial and error, they came up with a drink that everyone loved! Pat O'Brien paired it up with a glass shaped like a Hurricane lamp and the drink was perfected!

Hurricane Cocktail

Hurricane Cocktail

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Hurricane Cocktail Recipe:

Recipe Type: Beverage and Cocktails
Cuisine: Cajun/Creole
Yields: 1 serving
Prep time: 10 min


1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice or lime juice (your choice)
4 ounces dark rum
4 ounces passion fruit syrup
Crushed ice
Orange and/or lime slice
1 Maraschino Cherry

Hurricane Mix
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In a cocktail shaker, add lemon juice, rum, passion fruit syrup, and crushed ice; shake vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes.

Strain into a hurricane cocktail glass, Tiki Mug, or tall Old Fashion Glass.

Garnish with an orange and/or lime slices and a maraschino cherry. Serve with a long straw.

Makes 1 serving.


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