Hurricane Suzy
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Hurricane Suzy
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4.5 / 5
The Hurricane Suzy is a vibrant and tropical cocktail that exudes the essence of the Caribbean. It is a fruity and refreshing blend with a complex layering of flavors. The ... more The Hurricane Suzy is a vibrant and tropical cocktail that exudes the essence of the Caribbean. It is a fruity and refreshing blend with a complex layering of flavors. The citrusy tang of lime and orange juices is seamlessly intertwined with the rich sweetness of grenadine and sugar syrup, complementing the deep notes of the dark rum and the crispness of the white rum. The passion fruit juice adds a lush and exotic touch, making this drink a feast for the senses. It is typically served in a tall, curvaceous hurricane glass that enhances its visual appeal, making it not just a drink but an experience that harks back to island breezes and sun-kissed shores.
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(1940)
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White rum
Garnish
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Lime
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18.82% | 4.8 units *
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Classic
Shaken

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Hurricane Suzy is a true carnival of flavors, harmoniously blending the zesty lime and orange with the tropical sweetness of passion fruit juice, underpinned by a robust duo of white and dark rums. Its balance between sweet grenadine and sugar syrup with the tartness of the citrus creates a refreshing yet complex drink, perfect for those who enjoy a juicy, full-bodied cocktail with a Caribbean flair.

Method
How to make a Hurricane Suzy

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients except the grenadine to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a highball glass with some ice cubes in and drizzle in the grenadine
Garnish with a lime wheel and a lime peel twist and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Hurricane Suzy cocktail?

The Hurricane Suzy cocktail does not have a specific, well-documented origin like some classic cocktails. It appears to be a variation of the traditional Hurricane cocktail, which originated in New Orleans. The original Hurricane cocktail was created in the 1940s at Pat O'Brien's bar. The Hurricane Suzy might be a modern twist on this classic, incorporating a unique combination of juices and rum to fit contemporary tastes.

FAQ

Can I replace the white and dark rum with spiced rum in the Hurricane Suzy?

Yes, you can replace the white and dark rum with spiced rum in the Hurricane Suzy cocktail. Spiced rum will add a different flavor profile, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and other spices, which could complement the tropical and fruity flavors of the cocktail. However, be mindful that spiced rum might slightly alter the taste, making it different from the original recipe's intention.

FAQ

What is the significance of the Hurricane glass in serving the Hurricane Suzy?

The Hurricane glass, with its distinctive bell shape and large capacity, is not only aesthetic but also functional. It is designed to showcase the vibrant colors of tropical cocktails like the Hurricane Suzy, while the wide brim enhances the aroma and flavor experience. Additionally, the large size accommodates plenty of ice along with the cocktail, keeping it chilled and diluting it slightly to balance the strong flavors and alcohol content.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Hurricane Suzy?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Hurricane Suzy can be created by omitting the white and dark rum and replacing them with a non-alcoholic spirit that mimics the flavor of rum, or simply by increasing the quantities of the various juices. You might also add a little bit of almond syrup or a non-alcoholic bitter to give it more depth. This way, you can enjoy the tropical and fruity flavors of the cocktail without the alcohol.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What are some food pairings that go well with the Hurricane Suzy?

The Hurricane Suzy, with its tropical and fruity flavors, pairs well with a variety of foods. Seafood dishes, such as shrimp tacos or grilled fish, complement the cocktail's citrus and sweetness. Spicy foods, like jerk chicken or Thai cuisine, can balance the cocktail's sweetness with their heat. For a lighter option, fruit salads or appetizers that feature mango, pineapple, or avocado can enhance the cocktail's tropical vibe.

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