The Hurricane Cocktail

The Hurricane CocktailSo, we may not get hurricanes in Oakland, but we sure get rain. We are celebrating our latest atmospheric river with this classic, Southern cocktail, The Hurricane.

This Hurricane first became popular in the 1940s in New Orleans at Pat O’Brian’s bar. It was named after the hurricane lamp-shaped glass that it is served in.

This drink is simple to make and has a delicious blend of passion fruit and orange juices. Plus, it is perfect for serving on Mardi Gras which is only a week away.

The Hurricane Cocktail
Yields 1 cocktail

2 ounces light rum
2 ounces dark rum
2 ounces passion fruit juice
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1 tablespoon grenadine
1 maraschino cherry and 1 orange half-wheel for garnish

Combine all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until blended and the outside of the shaker becomes frosty. Strain the drink into a large hurricane glass and garnish with an orange half-wheel and a cherry.

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