Classic Hurricanes

Classic Hurricanes

It’s Mardi Gras and it’s time to celebrate! Nothing screams “Let the Good Times Roll” more than classic hurricanes! When in New Orleans, it is always fun to go to Pat O’Brien’s to have the original. These cocktails are fun and decadent! I chose to garnish mine with Amarena cherries and make my own passionfruit syrup which makes it even more special.

Passionfruit syrup is really simple to make and the outcome is nothing short of amazing. The syrup is so fragrant and delicious. You just use a portion for this cocktail, so you could also use this to drizzle over cheesecake or other desserts to send them over the top. Using freshly squeezed juice is also really key to creating a fabulous cocktail. It really levels up your bar game! You can find more great cocktail recipes here and here!

Serving Size: Serves One


For the hurricane:

2 ounces of light rum

2 ounces of dark rum

1 ounce of fresh-squeezed lime juice

1 ounce of fresh-squeezed orange juice

1/2 ounce of simple syrup

1/2 ounce of passion fruit syrup

1 tablespoon of grenadine

Orange wheels for garnish

Amarena cherries for garnish

For the simple syrup:

1 cup of water

I cup of sugar

For passionfruit syrup:

1 passionfruit

The juice from one lemon

1/2 cup of sugar


For the simple syrup:

In a small pan, whisk the sugar and water together.

Simmer the mixture over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Transfer the simple syrup to a large jar and let it cool.

For the passionfruit syrup:

In a small pan, pour in 1/2 cup of sugar, the juice from one lemon, and the passionfruit pulp.

Bring the mixture to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer and cook until the mixture thickens.

Remove the pan from heat and pour the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer to remove the seeds.

Put the syrup in an air-tight container and let it cool completely.

For the hurricanes:

In a cocktail shaker, pour in the light rum and the dark rum.

Pour in the lime juice and the orange juice.

Add the simple syrup, passionfruit syrup, and grenadine.

Shake until the cocktail is well mixed.

Pour the hurricanes over ice-packed glasses.

Garnish with Amarena cherries and an orange wheel.