Hurricane

The Hurricane is a very sweet rum-based fruity cocktail that originated in the French Quarter in New Orleans. It’s traditionally served in a – you guessed it – hurricane glass, but because New Orleans law permits people to leave bars with drinks in hand, New Orleans bars often serve it in a plastic cup.

Hurricane Cocktail recipe: passion fruit syrup, rum, and lime juice

The traditional recipe is actually pretty simple – just two kinds of rum, some passion fruit syrup and lime juice. But it’s the passion fruit syrup that makes this one unique amongst cocktails and tasty as can be.

Hurricane Cocktail recipe: passion fruit syrup, rum, and lime juice

Hurricane Cocktail recipe: passion fruit syrup, rum, and lime juice

Recipe

  • One part dark rum
  • One part white rum
  • passion fruit syrup
  • lime juice

Shake with ice, then pour over ice.

Other recipes add an ounce of orange juice or amaretto, or a tablespoon of Grenadine, or even gin or vodka. Unlike, say, a martini which is considered to be a perfect recipe already, this is one of those cocktails people like to add their own signature twist to. Your perfect Hurricane may differ from someone else’s.

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