Hurricane Drink Recipes That Will Blow You Away

Hurricane cocktail

You don't have to wait for a storm to brew up a hurricane drink in your house. This colorful, tropical cocktail is perfect for when you're dreaming of the days when you get to sit beachside at your favorite local haunt. Here are a few hurricane recipes to help you make it through the weeks leading up to the summer months.

Classic Hurricane Drink Recipe

This classic rum cocktail is definitely a whirlwind in your mouth, combining a variety of spirits and juices into a uniquely barrel-shaped glass. This is one of the perfect cocktails to request during your summer vacations.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 1 ounce unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces passionfruit juice
  • 1½ ounces light rum
  • 1½ ounces dark rum
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish
  • Cherries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker combine the lime juice, grenadine, simple syrup, pineapple juice, passionfruit juice, and light and dark rum. Add the ice and shake to chill.
  2. Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with the traditional orange slice and a cherry.
Hurricane at Pat O'Brien's

New Orleans Hurricane Drink

For an extra kick, turn to this New Orleans Hurricane recipe, which adds a 151 proof rum to a citrus and tropical mixture to create a whammy of a cocktail. This is definitely a drink you want to try if you want to start the night off strong.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • 3 ounces orange juice
  • 3 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce 151 proof rum
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish
  • Cherries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the grenadine, orange juice, pineapple juice, dark rum, light rum, and 151 rum. Add ice and shake to chill.
  2. Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
New Orleans Hurricane Drink On Table

Fizzy Hurricane Cocktail

This variation on the hurricane also incorporates the high-proof rum while adding a fizzy element to it in the form of some lemon-lime soda as its base.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces passionfruit syrup
  • 8 ounces lemon lime soda
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce 151 proof rum
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish
  • Cherries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, passionfruit syrup, lemon lime soda, and light rum.. Add ice and shake to chill.
  2. Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  3. Pour the 151 proof rum over the back of a spoon on top of the drink so that it floats above the mixture.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry and use a straw to drink from the bottom up.
    Orange drink

100-Year Hurricane

This cocktail will hit you like 100-year hurricane with its mixture of strong spirits and flavored liqueurs; make sure to eat well before trying out this drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • ¼ ounce Chambord
  • ¼ ounce triple sec or orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce coconut rum
  • ¼ ounce vodka
  • ¼ ounce light rum
  • ¼ ounce dark rum
  • ¼ ounce gin
  • Ice
  • 1 cherry for garnish
  • 1 orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange juice, Chambord, triple sec, coconut rum, vodka, light rum, dark rum, and gin. Add ice and shake to chill.
  2. Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry.
Red cocktail with an orange slice and cherry on the background of the a table

Hurricane Daiquiri

For a tropical spin on the classic daiquiri cocktail, turn to this hurricane daiquiri recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce passion fruit syrup
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • Ice
  • 1 orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, passion fruit syrup, light rum, and dark rum. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with an orange peel.
Barman at work, serving cocktails

Hurricane Sunrise

Combining two of the most beautiful looking cocktails, the Hurricane Sunrise takes the best parts of the Hurricane and the Tequila Sunrise and marries them together in a delightfully sweet and citrusy drink.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce grenadine
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1½ ounces light rum
  • 1½ ounce dark rum
  • Ice
  • Orange slice and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, tequila, and light and dark rum. Add ice and shake to chill.
  2. Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry.
Cocktail Hurricane Sunrise on a background of night city

What Is a Hurricane Drink?

The Hurricane cocktail's origins are a bit of a mystery, but most believe that the drink was born in Pat O'Brien's New Orleans French Quarter bar during prohibition. In order to get one bottle of illegal whiskey, you had to purchase a crate full of rum, and so O'Brien invented the signature cocktail to use up the excess rum supply. In order to honor the drink's creation, a special glass was designed for it to be served in. This 'hurricane' glass was blown to resemble the barrel-shaped hurricane lamps that had been used for decades at this point.

Experiment at Home

It's always fascinating to learn how a single cocktail like a hurricane can be mixed in so many different ways to create such unique drinks. Thankfully, you're always free to tweak whatever recipe you try until you've found a flavor combination that makes the drink taste perfect to you. Take a moment to feel inspired in the kitchen and experiment with one of these hurricanes recipes to create your own signature cocktail. Be sure to share it with friends and family once you've perfected that new recipe.

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