The hurricane cocktail is a fruity rum punch made famous in New Orleans. The ultimate crowd-pleasing cocktail recipe!
Travel is hugely rewarding to me for so many reasons but one reason, in particular, is because it always keeps me inspired and excited in the kitchen.
After my trip to Miami’s South Beach I couldn’t wait to get home and start playing around with acai bowls (which resulted in this delicious Acai Bowl with Coconut and Pomegranate recipe.) When I returned from Mexico’s Baja Peninsula I went right to the store to recreate the Tequila Lime Shrimp at home.
Most recently, I was inspired by my first visit to New Orleans where I fell in love with the food, the culture, the attitude and of course, the infamous hurricane cocktail!
What is a hurricane cocktail?
Served in New Orleans, this rum and fruit juice cocktail here is fruity, sweet and slightly sour.
Why is it called a hurricane cocktail?
Tje drink was created during World War II when whisky was hard to come by. The ‘hurricane’ in the name comes from the shape of the glass as it resembles a hurricane lamp.
Whether you mix up a big batch for Mardis Gras or simply want to celebrate a day that ends in y, grab your friends and mix up a batch of this delicious hurricane cocktail. It’s ideal for entertaining because you can mix it all ahead of time and just pour over ice when your guests arrive.
Your straw is waiting.
New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail
- 4 ounces light rum
- 4 ounces dark rum
- 1 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed)
- ½ cup passion fruit juice
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 4 teaspoons grenadine
- cherries, orange and lime wheels (optional garnish)
- In a pitcher, mix together rum and fruit juices. Fill four 8 ounce glasses with ice and pour mixture between glasses.
- Top each glass with 1 teaspoon grenadine before garnishing with fruit to serve.
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