Saturday, June 11, 2016

How to Make a Real Hurricane (cocktail)

One of my favorite cities in this great country of ours is New Orleans -more specifically, The French Quarter of New Orleans. The motto there is “Let the Good Times Roll” and they do. The bars are open 24 hours a day and you can walk the streets with your favorite cocktail in your hand. There is someplace to get something to treat your taste buds (from elegant dining to fun Po’boys’) everywhere you turn. The people are friendly and the order of the day is “Be Happy and Enjoy”.

If you have ever been there you have probably had a “Hurricane” from Pat O’Brien’s on Bourbon Street. It’s a New Orleans tradition and a great way to start your evening. I always start my visits there, listening to music in the piano bar or laughing and chatting with friends in the court yard.

While sitting, smiling over some happy memories of The French Quarter (also known as the “Vieux Carre”, or “Old Square” in French), I decided it was a good time to share the recipe for a Hurricane with you. That way you can enjoy a little flavor of the fun city right in your own home.


Ice cubes
2 ounces light rum
2 ounces dark rum
2 ounces passion fruit juice
2 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon grenadine
1 orange, sliced into wheels, for garnish


Fill the hurricane glasses with ice. Mix the rums, passion fruit juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine in an ice filled shaker. Strain into the hurricane glasses. Garnish with a wheel of orange.

Now, say “Thank You, Gary” and go enjoy your evening. 

Live Long and Prosper...

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