Hurricane cocktail is a staple of New Orleans and perfect to sip on for Mardi Gras. Made with light rum, dark rum, and passion fruit juice topped with a cherry and slice of orange. Add this drink to your Fat Tuesday list.
The Hurricane was created with rum at Pat O’Brien’s bar during World War II when whiskey was hard to come by. The name for the drink came from the glass it’s served in that resembles a hurricane lamp.
If you can’t get a hurricane in New Orleans then I have the hurricane recipe right here for you. Commonly ordered during the Mardi Gras season a hurricane is symbol even outside of New Orleans.
Just about any Cajun restaurant has a version of this delectable drink. Often topped with Mardi Gras beads in green, purple, and gold. I love pairing this with some fried gator tail.
For this cocktail you will need light and dark rum. Juice from a lime which I just use either that or a tad of key lime juice. Passion fruit juice which can be hard to find sometimes.
I love to serve this hurricane cocktail up at a crawfish boil. Mardi Gras decorating is something I do every year. I make jambalaya as well. During mardi gras I just like to have fun decorating.
Check out a few other decor ideas and recipes for Mardi Gras below. It’s one of my favorite seasons! What do you like cooking and decorating for?
Mardi Gras Decor and Treats:
- 2 oz. light rum
- 2 oz. dark rum
- 2 oz. passion fruit juice
- 1 oz. orange juice
- ½ oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon grenadine
- 1 orange slice
- 1 maraschino cherry
- Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with a maraschino cherry, orange slice, straw, and plastic crawfish for fun.