The hurricane is a sweet alcoholic drink made with rum, fruit juice, and syrup or grenadine. It is one of many popular drinks served in New Orleans. The creation of this passion fruit–colored relative of a daiquiri is credited to New Orleans tavern owner Pat O’Brien.
In the 1940s, he needed to create a new drink to help him get rid of all of the less-popular rum that local distributors forced him to buy before he could get a few cases of more popular liquors such as scotch and other whiskeys. He poured the concoction into hurricane lamp – shaped glasses and gave it away to sailors.
The drink caught on, and it has been a mainstay in the French Quarter ever since.
0.75 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
0.75 oz Captain Morgan White Rum
2 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz orange juice
Juice of a half lime
1 tbsp simple syrup
1 tbsp grenadine
GARNISH WITH CHERRY AND ORANGE SLICE
HOW TO MAKE:
1. Add Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Captain Morgan White Rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup and grenadine into a shaker.
2. Shake and pour into crushed ice-filled hurricane glass or other specialty glass.
3. Garnish with orange and cherry.