The best Hurricane you’ve ever tasted

A Hurricane might make you think of Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans. Or might make you think of a college party drink made to get you loopy in a hurry. Or maybe both?

We’ll this recipe is one you’ll love for any occasion. It’s definitely potent, but you’ll enjoy it — even if you don’t like rum. This drink first made it’s debut at the 1939 World’s Fair. O’Brien came up the recipe so that he could unload a few huge shipments of rum that his Southern “distributors” had forced him to buy. It’s name comes from the hurricane lamp shaped glasses that he originally used to serve it. Here is our slightly updated version:


  • 2 oz light rum
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz passon fruit juice
  • 1 tbsp grenadine
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup
  • 1/2 a lime
  • 2 orange slices

HINT: A great substitution is to replace the orange juice and passion fruit with 3 oz of Passion Fruit Orange Guava drink.

  1. Fill a shaker with ice
  2. Squeeze 1/2 a lime over the ice
  3. Pour in everything else except the orange slices
  4. Shake well
  5. Add some ice to a hurricane glass pour it in (using the shaker’s strainer)
  6. cut a slit in the orange slices and add them to the rim of glass for a garnish
  7. Enjoy!

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