The Hurricane cocktail is a bold and vibrant drink that packs a flavorful punch. Invented in the 1940s at Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans, it was originally created as a solution to a surplus of rum. Today, Pat O'Brien's continues to serve this popular cocktail, selling over half a million glasses each year.The Hurricane is made with two types of rum, lime juice, orange juice, passion fruit puree, grenadine, and simple syrup. Its sweet and fruity profile makes it a favorite choice for parties and celebrations. While variations of the drink exist, using fresh ingredients such as citrus, quality passion fruit, and homemade grenadine enhances the overall balance and helps temper its sweetness.Drinking a Hurricane is an experience in itself, often enjoyed from a Hurricane glass. This tall and wide vessel, inspired by hurricane lamps, adds to the fun and festive atmosphere. While traditionally served in a Hurricane glass, it's also common to see the drink served in disposable plastic cups in New Orleans' French Quarter, where public alcohol consumption is permitted. Sip on this high-octane fruit bomb and immerse yourself in the spirit of New Orleans' vibrant cocktail culture.
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Instructions – How to make it:
- Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice
- Shake, and strain into a large Hurricane glass filled with fresh ice
- Garnish with an orange half-wheel and a cherry
Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin C: 30.5mg | Iron: 0.2mg