The Hurricane is a classic tiki cocktail made with two kinds of rum and a blend of fruit juices. It's most notable for the signature Hurricane glass, but if you don't have one lying around you can easily use a Highball glass instead. This Hurricane recipe is fresh, citrusy, and always at home on the beach or at any summer festivities.
The Hurricane was probably invented in the 1940s in New Orleans by bar owner Pat O'Brien, and has been a tropical favorite ever since. Reportedly, he came up with the recipe when he needed to get rid of a whole bunch of rum he had lying around, and served it in hurricane lamp-shaped glasses as a marketing ploy. You can easily turn the Hurricane into a punch if you have a large group of people to serve—simply multiply this recipe by the number of servings you need.
|2 oz white rum|
|2 oz dark rum|
|1 oz fresh lime juice|
|1 oz fresh orange juice|
|2 oz passion fruit juice|
|0.5 oz simple syrup|
|0.5 oz grenadine|
|Orange wedge, lime wedge, and/or maraschino cherry for garnish|
Preparation: How to make a Hurricane
- Add all ingredients (except garnishes) to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into a Hurricane glass over fresh ice.
- Garnish as desired and serve.