The Hurricane is on the sweeter side of the scale. One or two Hurricanes are enough for me in a night. It is still a great drink. I am amazed with the amount of flavor comes from just three ingredients. The passion fruit gives it a nice fruity flavor and there is a hint of the lemon juice to cut down against all the sweetness. The dark rum comes through and adds a hint of moloasses. I make this drink for myself year round.
Enjoy your Hurricane and Happy Mardi Gras!
Passion fruit syrup
1 1⁄2 Ounce
To make a Hurricane put crushed ice in your cocktail shaker and add the Dark Rum, Passion Fruit Syrup, and Lemon Juice. Shake it up really good. Then, pour the drink into a Hurricane Glass, unstrained. You can garnish with an orange slice or a cherry.
With Mardi Gras around the corner it is time to have a Hurricane. The Hurricane cocktail was invented by Pat O'Brien's during World War II in New Orleans. During the war many varieties of liquor were in short supply. In order to get a case of whiskey distributors would require a bar to purchase several cases of rum. As a result there was plenty of extra rum lying around. So, to get rid of it the Hurricane was invented. The Hurricane is served in a glass that looks like a hurricane lamp, and that's how it got it's name.
There are numerous versions of a Hurricane, but I thought I'd share a simple one that tastes really good. After all who wants to spend Mardi Gas making complicated cocktails?
Mardi Gras freaks here is a simply sizzling cocktail recipe just right for you. Check out Damon showing how to make the classic Hurricane Cocktail concocted during World War II with dark rum as the base drink. Happy Mardi Gras!