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Best-Ever Hurricane

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This iconic fruity, boozy drink will transport you right to Bourbon Street. This variation on the daiquiri was invented in New Orleans by tavern owner Pat O'Brien. The origin of the name "hurricane" comes from two interesting historical tidbits. First, Pat's bar was originally a speakeasy where the password to get in was, reportedly, "storm's brewin'". Secondly, in order to sell a shipment of bottom shelf rum, he created a drink of rum mixed with fruit juices and served it in a curvy hurricane lamp glass. 

The drink was a hit and folks are still drinking it today, though you'll often see it served in plastic cups due to a modern ban on public drinking from glass containers. To honor its origins, we serve our Hurricane in a fun, curvy glass. It is sweet, refreshing, and juicy with passion fruit and citrus flavor. We also added grenadine to take this cocktail to the next level: pretty on the eyes, and even more delicious in every sip. 

It's been a hit in NOLA since the 1940s, and now it can be a hit in your own home. The best part? You don't need any special equipment to whip up a couple of servings. All you need is a large pitcher and a nice, smooth stir to bring it all together. Serve it over ice to really bring out those sweet and tart notes!

Looking for more rum-based cocktail ideas? We have plenty of fun ones to share!

Have you made this yet? Let us know how it went in the comments below! 

Editor's note: The introduction to this recipe was updated on April 7, 2022 to include more information.

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Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 0 hours 5 mins
Total Time: 0 hours 5 mins
2 oz.

light rum

3 oz.

dark rum

6 oz.

passion fruit juice

6 oz.

orange juice

2 tbsp.




orange slices


maraschino cherries

  1. In a large liquid measuring cup, combine rums, passion fruit juice, orange juice, and grenadine.
  2. Pour over iced-filled glass.
  3. Garnish each glass with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.
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Ethan Calabrese
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