Hurricane
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Hurricane
Cocktail recipe

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4.49 / 5
The Hurricane is a vibrant and tropical cocktail that offers a powerful blend of flavors. The medley of three types of rum—white, dark, and overproof—provides a complex and robust foundation, ... more The Hurricane is a vibrant and tropical cocktail that offers a powerful blend of flavors. The medley of three types of rum—white, dark, and overproof—provides a complex and robust foundation, with the white rum offering a light and crisp touch, the dark rum contributing a rich, molasses-like depth, and the overproof rum adding an intense kick. This trio is balanced by the tangy bite of lemon juice and the sweet, exotic essence of passion fruit syrup, resulting in a sweet and fruity yet potent drink. Traditionally served in a curvaceous hurricane glass, this cocktail not only delivers a taste of the tropics but also an eye-catching presentation, often garnished with an orange wedge and a cherry for that extra touch of festivity.
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, orange
Alcohol content
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28.57% | 3 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Hurricane cocktail is a masterclass in balancing strength with sweetness, where the robust intensity of the trio of rums intertwines beautifully with the sharpness of lemon juice and the lush sweetness of passion fruit syrup. The rums deliver layers of flavor—from the smoothness of white rum, through the rich, caramel depths of dark rum, to the punchy assertiveness of overproof rum—creating a dynamic and memorable drinking experience that is both invigorating and satisfactorily tropical.

Method
How to make a Hurricane

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with an orange wedge and a cherry and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history of the Hurricane cocktail?

The Hurricane cocktail was created in the 1940s at Pat O'Brien's bar in New Orleans. The story goes that Pat O'Brien needed to offload an excess supply of rum, so he mixed it with available fruit juices to make it more appealing. The drink was served in a curvy glass shaped like a hurricane lamp, which is how it got its name. It quickly became popular, especially during Mardi Gras.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of glass if I don't have a Hurricane glass?

Yes, while the Hurricane glass adds to the aesthetic and traditional presentation of the drink, you can use other glass types if you don't have one. A tall Collins glass or a large goblet can be good alternatives. Keep in mind that the appearance will be different, but the taste of the cocktail will remain the same.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Hurricane?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of a Hurricane, often called a 'Virgin Hurricane', can be made by substituting the alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic alternatives like ginger ale or fruit juices while keeping the original fruit syrups for flavor. It maintains the tropical and fruity taste without the alcohol content.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different fruit syrup if I don't have passion fruit syrup?

Yes, you can use other fruit syrups if you don't have passion fruit syrup, although this will alter the traditional flavor profile of the Hurricane. Mango or guava syrup can be good substitutes, offering a similar tropical essence. The cocktail is quite versatile, so feel free to experiment with flavors you enjoy.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to mix a Hurricane cocktail?

The best way to mix a Hurricane cocktail is to shake the ingredients. Combine the lemon juice, white rum, dark rum, passion fruit syrup, and overproof rum in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well until the mixture is chilled, then strain it into a Hurricane glass filled with ice. This method helps to blend the flavors thoroughly and achieve a smooth, refreshing taste.

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