Hidden Cocktails: The Hurricane

With the huge number of cocktails out in the world, it’s not surprising that a few falls through the cracks. There are hidden gems in those lost cocktails, delicious drinks that everybody would probably enjoy. This week we're focusing on The Hurricane. 

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The Hurricane is a sweet concoction that was originally developed in 1939 for the World's Fair and named after the hurricane lamp-shaped glass it was served in. It was popularized a year later in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The owner of Pat O'Brian's bar needed to get rid of an excess of rum stock and had to come up a drink that used a lot of it. Today this drink is popular among bartenders because it's open to interpretation. There are a lot of variations an twists you can make with it, so if you're someone who likes to experiment a little this may be the drink for you.



  • 2 ounces of rum (light)
  • 2 ounces of rum (dark)
  • Passion fruit syrup*
  • Lime juice (squeezed from a half lime)


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Pour in all the ingredients
  3. Shake well (until the shaker feels chilly)
  4. Fill a glass with ice (preferably a hurricane glass)
  5. Strain and pour the cocktail


*Passion Fruit Syrup

You can buy this or make it yourself with the recipe below


  • 5-6 passion fruits
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 quart of cold water


  • Cut the fruit in half and put the pulp, seeds, and juice into a blender
  • Add the other ingredients
  • Blend on low speeds (until the seeds break and a puree is created)
  • Strain the juice out of the pulp


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