New Orleans Hurricane Drink

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My New Orleans Hurricane cocktail recipe is loaded with sweet and boozy tropical fruit flavors. It will transfer right to the French Quarter.

New Orleans Hurricane Drink

If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, then you went there to have a good time and a hurricane in your hand at some point. Whether you went to Pat O’Brien’s are stopped at a bar off Bourbon street, you had one. 

A hurricane is like an iconic drink that’s an initiation to the city. I will show you the best way to make this classic Big Easy cocktail at home in about 5 minutes. The best part is you can increase the recipe to make a gallon for your next party.

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What is a New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail?

The hurricane drink was first made at Pat O’Brien’s bar in World War II. The story goes that the restaurant’s only liquor was rum since local liquor distributors were running low on everything else. With the stocked inventory of rum, this tropical-flavored cocktail was created.

Hurricane’s ingredients are dark rum, white rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and red grenadine. They are shaken together, then poured into the tall signature hurricane glass and garnished with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice.

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What is a New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail?

The hurricane drink was first made at Pat O’Brien’s bar in World War II. The story goes that the restaurant’s only liquor was rum since local liquor distributors were running low on everything else. With the stocked inventory of rum, this tropical-flavored cocktail was created.

Hurricane’s ingredients are dark rum, white rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and red grenadine. They are shaken together, then poured into the tall signature hurricane glass and garnished with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice.

New Orleans Hurricane Drink

Key Ingredients

Before you start shaking up this big easy classic, look at this list of ingredients to make sure you have everything you need for some tasty hurricane cocktail.

Rum

You need two rums, white and dark rum, for this cocktail.

Passion Fruit Juice

This is the ingredient you least expect, but the difference it makes is pivotal!

Orange Juice

A splash of orange juice goes a long way in this drink.

Lime Juice

The tartness of lime juice helps cut the sweetness of the drink.

Powdered Sugar

You can use simple syrup, but I normally have powdered sugar on hand.

New Orleans Hurricane Drink

How to make a Hurricane Cocktail recipe? 

This recipe is not hard at all. The best thing about how we make cocktails in New Orleans is the path of least resistance. Add all the ingredients together, shake, and serve. That’s precisely how I crafted my hurricane drink recipe.

Add white rum, dark rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, powdered sugar, grenadine, and ice cubes to a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain and pour evenly into two tall glasses filled with ice, and garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange.

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Pro Recipe Tips & Tricks

I jotted down a few notes after making this delicious drink.

  • If you cannot find passion fruit juice, use pineapple juice to give the cocktail the same sweetness and acidity. Mango and grapefruit juice would work too.
  • Freshly squeezed orange and lime juices have the best flavors.
  • You can find red grenadine syrup near the wine in most grocery stores.
  • Lemon juice will work instead of lime juice.
  • You can make this a party punch by multiplying the recipe and keeping it in a dispenser or large pitcher.
  • Here’s a link to buy your hurricane glass.
  • If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, place a smaller glass inside an oversized glass and shake.
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FAQs

Here are readers’ top questions about making a New Orleans hurricane cocktail.

What’s a hurricane drink made of?

The ingredients for a hurricane cocktail are dark rum, white rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and red grenadine. To make the drink: Shake all ingredients together and garnish with an orange slice and cherry.

What cocktails originated in New Orleans?

Did you know that cocktails originated in New Orleans? Some famous cocktails include a Ramos Gin Fizz, Frozen Daiquiris, Hurricane, Sazerac, and Brandy Milk Punch.

Where can you buy a hurricane in New Orleans?

Pat O’Brien’s bar is the perfect place to buy a hurricane in New Orleans. Other establishments in the French Quarter are too sweet and don’t have balanced flavors served here.

How to store leftover Hurricanes?

New Orleans hurricanes are best when drunk immediately. However, you can make a large batch and keep it in a pitcher, covered in the fridge for 3 days; stir before serving.

New Orleans Hurricane Drink

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Before You Begin

Here are my steps for getting organized and moving fast in the kitchen.

Step 1: Sit all the hurricane cocktail ingredients and tools on the counter.

Step 2: Follow the recipe and get ready for the best New Orleans hurricane you’ve ever enjoyed outside of the city.

Making a New Orleans hurricane is easy! All you need is liquor, fruit juices, and a cocktail shaker. Be sure to try this recipe for your next party, and leave a comment below to let us know what you think. Don’t forget to rate the recipe too!

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New Orleans Hurricane Drink

New Orleans Hurricane Drink

Kenneth Temple
My New Orleans Hurricane cocktail recipe is loaded with sweet and boozy tropical fruit flavors. It will transfer right to the French Quarter.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine New Orleans
Servings 2 persons
Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 2 oz. passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar or 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 oz. red grenadine
  • 1 maraschino cherry garnish
  • ½ sliced orange garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add white rum, dark rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, powdered sugar, grenadine, and ice cubes to a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Pour evenly into two tall glasses filled with ice, and garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange.

Notes

Pro Recipe Tips & Tricks
I jotted down a few notes after making this delicious drink.
  • If you cannot find passion fruit juice, use pineapple juice to give the cocktail the same sweetness and acidity. Mango and grapefruit juice would work too.
  • Freshly squeezed orange and lime juices have the best flavors.
  • You can find red grenadine syrup near the wine in most grocery stores.
  • Lemon juice will work instead of lime juice.
  • You can make this a party punch by multiplying the recipe and keeping it in a dispenser or large pitcher.
  • Here’s a link to buy your hurricane glass.
  • If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, place a smaller glass inside an oversized glass and shake.
Storage:
New Orleans hurricanes are best when drunk immediately. However, you can make a large batch and keep it in a pitcher, covered in the fridge for 3 days; stir before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 184mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 309IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 0.4mg
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