With the huge number of cocktails out in the world, it’s not surprising that a few falls through the cracks. There are hidden gems in those lost cocktails, delicious drinks that everybody would probably enjoy. This week we’re focusing on The Hurricane.
The Hurricane is a sweet concoction that was originally developed in 1939 for the World’s Fair and named after the hurricane lamp-shaped glass it was served in. It was popularized a year later in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The owner of Pat O’Brian’s bar needed to get rid of an excess of rum stock and had to come up a drink that used a lot of it. Today this drink is popular among bartenders because it’s open to interpretation. There are a lot of variations an twists you can make with it, so if you’re someone who likes to experiment a little this may be the drink for you.
- 2 ounces of rum (light)
- 2 ounces of rum (dark)
- Passion fruit syrup*
- Lime juice (squeezed from a half lime)
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
- Pour in all the ingredients
- Shake well (until the shaker feels chilly)
- Fill a glass with ice (preferably a hurricane glass)
- Strain and pour the cocktail
*Passion Fruit Syrup
You can buy this or make it yourself with the recipe below
- 5-6 passion fruits
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1 quart of cold water
- Cut the fruit in half and put the pulp, seeds, and juice into a blender
- Add the other ingredients
- Blend on low speeds (until the seeds break and a puree is created)
- Strain the juice out of the pulp
What do you think of The Hurricane? Let us know on social media or in the comments!