A drink hailing from New Orleans but inspired by life on the beach, a Malibu Hurricane combines white rum with Malibu coconut-flavored rum. Though named for the brand Malibu, the rum maker does not list the hurricane among its signature recipes. Variations do exist, such as the use of spiced rum, and you can make a similar drink with any other brand. The splash of Southern Comfort on top gives the drink a distinct flavor as this often mislabeled liqueur adds a fruity, whiskey-like taste.
Southern Comfort is often mistaken as a type of whiskey, when in fact it is a whiskey-flavored liqueur. This makes it an excellent addition to cocktails and is useful in cooking recipes that require whiskey, as you get more flavor with less alcohol content.
- 1 ounce Malibu coconut rum
- 1 ounce white rum
- 1 ounce grenadine
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 ounce orange juice
- 1 ounce sour mix
- Splash of Southern Comfort liqueur
- Orange slice & pineapple chunk
While Malibu rum makes this a true Malibu Hurricane cocktail, you can substitute other brands of coconut rum if necessary and still get a tropical and fruity Hurricane cocktail.
Step 1: Mix the Drink
Add the Malibu coconut rum and the Malibu white rum to the glass, then pour in the grenadine, pineapple juice, orange juice, and sour mix.
Pour the drink into a cocktail shaker and shake to combine. Use a jar or cup with a tight-fitting lid to shake up the drink if a cocktail shaker is unavailable.
Pour the cocktail back into the hurricane glass.
Step 2: Garnish It
Finish with a splash of Southern Comfort.
Garnish the drink with an orange slice and a chunk of pineapple.
A true Malibu hurricane uses only Malibu rum and must have coconut rum in the drink. But hurricane cocktails themselves can be varied by using spiced or dark rum, changing out the coconut rum for citrus, or using all orange juice and no sour mix.