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 Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

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.

When I took a trip to visit New Orleans, I fell in love with the food, the culture, and of course, the infamous hurricane cocktail! And with us being in the midst of holiday party season, I figured I would share the way I make this delicious and fun cocktail.


  • Rum: Mixing light rum and dark rum blends the fresh and smoky-sweet flavors that pair wonderfully with the fresh fruit juices.
  • Orange juice: Freshly squeezed orange juice is bright, citrusy, and sweet.
  • Passion fruit juice: Sweet and just a little sour that balances out with the sweet and sour flavors of the orange and lime juice.
  • Lime juice: Citrusy like the orange juice, but bright and acidic with sour notes.
  • Grenadine: Typically made from pomegranate juice, it adds sweetness and a great burst of color to the cocktail.

How to Make New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail

Adding dark rum to pitcher

To start your New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail, take a large pitcher and pour in the dark rum.

Adding light rum to pitcher

Then pour in the light rum.

Adding passion fruit juice to pitcher

Next add the orange juice.

Adding orange juice to pitcher

And then pour in the passion fruit juice.

Adding lime juice to pitcher

Then squeeze in the lime juice, and give everything a good stir.

Adding grenadine to hurricane cocktails

Then in glasses filled with ice, evenly distribute the rum mixture, and top each glass with the grenadine.

Holding a New Orleans hurricane cocktail.

Garnish with fresh fruit, like lime or orange slices and cherries, then serve and enjoy your New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is New Orleans famous cocktail?

The Hurricane Cocktail was made in New Orleans and is one of the drinks its well known for.

Why is it called a hurricane cocktail?

The 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 its usually served in, as it resembles a hurricane lamp.

Can I make a hurricane a mocktail?

Simply take out the rum! You could add a bit of club soda to make it fizzy if it’s to your taste.

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Liz enjoying a New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail.

Whether you mix up a big batch for a party or simply want to celebrate the end of the week, 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

New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail

4.60 stars average
The hurricane cocktail is a fruity rum punch made famous in New Orleans. The ultimate crowd-pleasing cocktail recipe!
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
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

6 thoughts on “New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail”

  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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