Everybody hang on cause Cyndi is back with her last Mardi Gras recipe for us. This time think drink.
Here is her recipe for a Hurricane
The Hurricane became popular at Pat O’Briens bar in 1940′s New Orleans, apparently debuted at the 1939 World’s Fair and was named after the hurricane lamp-shaped glasses the first drinks were served in. It’s said that O’Brien created the heavily rummed drink as a means to get rid of the large stock of rum his Southern distributors forced him to buy.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- 2 oz light rum
- 2 oz dark rum
- 2 oz passion fruit juice
- 1 oz orange juice
- Juice of a half a lime
- 1 Tbsp simple syrup
- 1 Tbsp grenadine
- orange slice and cherry, for garnish
- Squeeze juice from half a lime into cocktail shaker over ice.
- Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
- shake well.
- Strain into a hurricane glass or what you have on hand
- Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.
simple syrup substitute- agave sweetener
simple syrup recipe
* 2 parts sugar
* 1 part water
bring water to a boil.
dissolve the sugar into the boiling water, stirring constantly.
once sugar is dissolved completely remove the pan from the heat.
allow to cool completely and thicken.
add a little vodka to prolong shelf life–
Let us know how you party during Mardi Gras! Are you headed to New Orleans??