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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.
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. 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.
Hurricane Cocktail Recipe
Beverage and Cocktails
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
Orange and/or lime slice
NOTE: To really save time
when make a Hurricane Cocktail, order one of these
Hurricane Cocktail Mixes.
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.