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The Hurricane is believed to have been invented at Pat O'Brien's bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the 1940s as a means for the bar to get rid of an overstock of rum. It remains the bar's signature drink to this day.


Common Recipes

Pat O'Brien's recipe

  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz dark rum
  • 4 oz passion fruit syrup

Shake and strain over crushed ice in a Hurricane glass, and garnish with orange or lime slice recipe

  • 1.5 ounces light rum
  • 1.5 ounces dark rum
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice (NOT Rose's or RealLime)
  • 1/4 cup passion fruit juice, or 1 tablespoon passion fruit syrup
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • Cherries with stems, and orange slice to garnish
  • Ice cubes

In a cocktail shaker, mix the rum, passion fruit juice or syrup, the other juices and the sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add the grenadine, and stir to combine, then add ice and shake. Half-fill a hurricane glass with ice, then strain drink into glass; add ice to fill. Garnish with orange slice and cherries.

What's Cooking America Dot Net recipe

  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 4 ounces dark rum
  • 4 ounces passion fruit syrup

In a cocktail shaker, add lemon juice, rum, passion fruit syrup, and crushed ice; shake vigorously and then strain into a tall glass or hurricane glass.

Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Recipe #3

  • 4 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce passion fruit syrup
  • 1 ounce lime juice

Shake & strain into a glass full of ice. Serve with a straw.

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