If you’ve ever been to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, no doubt you’ve tried one — or maybe two if you’re brave (or some would say “insane”) of Pat O’Brien’s famous Hurricanes. These are fruity drinks served in a distinctive swirly-shaped tall glass. Oh, and they also contain lots and lots of rum. Be careful if you imbibe and if you drink this aptly-named cocktail anywhere but home, by all means, call a cab!
Here are some recipes for all you brave (or insane) Mardi Gras revelers:
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
4 ounces dark rum
4 ounces passion fruit syrup
Orange and/or lime slice
1 Maraschino Cherry
In a cocktail shaker, add lemon juice, rum, passion fruit syrup, and crushed ice; shake vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes and then strain into a tall glass or hurricane glass.
Garnish with an orange and/or lime slices and a maraschino cherry.
Makes 1 serving.
Hurricane, New Orleans Style recipe
Scale ingredients to servings
1 oz white rum
1 oz Jamaican dark rum
1 oz Bacardi® 151 rum
3 oz orange juice
3 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 oz grenadine syrup
Combine all ingredients, mix well (shake or stir). Pour over crushed ice in hurricane glass. Best enjoyed through a small straw. Garnish with fruit wedge if desired.