Pour me somethin’ tall an’ strong, make it a “Hurricane” before I go insane. It’s only half-past twelve but I don’t care. It’s five o’clock somewhere. ~ Alan Jackson
This Labor Day weekend we anticipated Dorian’s arrival. Much to our relief, it will take a northern turn and hopefully out to sea. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate cocktail to make! Cheers to this hurricane!
Rumor has it this cocktail made its debut at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City. Named after a hurricane lamp since the glass it is served in resembles the lamp. Pat O’Brien’s bar made popular in the 1940’s in NOLA and the rest is history. Here’s Pat O’Brien’s Classic Hurricane.
Pat O’Brien’s Classic Hurricane
A sweet rum based drink that combines passion fruit, orange and lime juice. A tropical sipping drink, perfect for a wedge of orange, maraschino cherry and festive umbrella.
- 4 ounces light Bacardi rum
- 4 ounces dark Bacardi rum
- 4 ounces passion fruit juice
- 2 ounces orange juice
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 Tablespoons simple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons grenadine
- Garnish: Maraschino cherries & orange slices
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour all the ingredients in the shaker. Shake until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
Strain into a hurricane glass, garnish and serve immediately. Enjoy!