Although the hurricane cocktail is synonymous with New Orleans in general, the creative rights belong specifically to the famous Pat O’Brien’s French Quarter Bar, which has been serving the red tropical rum cocktail since the 1940s. Shaking up a hurricane is effortless, but don’t let the sweetness fool you. Particularly if you’re using overproof rum, this is a potent cocktail worthy of Mardi Gras.

Things You'll Need


Instant Hurricane

Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Use a combination of dark and light rum with an equal measure of passion fruit juice. The hurricane requires just a dash of grenadine and natural syrup made from sugar and water.

Strain into a highball glass, or the eponymous hurricane glass, shaped like a hurricane lamp with a slightly bulbous base.

Garnish with a maraschino cherry and citrus fruit slices such as blood orange or lime.