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New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail

    The hurricane cocktail is a fruity rum punch made famous in New Orleans. The ultimate crowd-pleasing cocktail recipe!

    New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail in a glass

    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.

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    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.

    Hurricane Cocktail an easy rum punch recipe

    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!

    Hurricane Cocktail the famous New Orleans drink recipe

    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.

    Hurricane Cocktail an easy rum punch drink recipe

    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.

    Hurricane Cocktail - an easy rum punch recipe

    New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail

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    The hurricane cocktail is a fruity rum punch made famous in New Orleans. The ultimate crowd-pleasing cocktail recipe!
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 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.


    Serving: 1gCalories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 13.6gProtein: 0.6gFat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 2mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 9.1g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. Hi and thanks for this cocktail
      I have a question, how do you think can I drink this cocktail during the training in gym? I mean is it not too sweet?

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