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.
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 among cocktails and tasty as can be.
- 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.