This Hurricane-inspired recipe (the famous New Orleans-made drink, that is, not the storm system) will bring New Orleans’ fun-loving spirit alive even if you’re nowhere near the Big Easy.
Made with rum and fruit juice and either simple syrup or grenadine, the Hurricane originated in the Louisiana city in the 1940s, when tavern owner Pat O’Brien, as the story goes, created the drink to help him get rid of rum, which simply wasn’t as popular at the time as other spirits, namely whiskey. It’s been a popular drink in the French Quarter ever since — so in a way, his plan to do away with rum actually backfired.
3/4 oz Sailor Jerry Rum
3/4 oz Goslings Dark Rum
1/2 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Orange Juice
1/4 oz Grenadine
2 Dash Rhubarb Bitters
Combine all ingredients in shaker, shake and strain over ice. Garnish with orange and maraschino cherry.
— Punch Bowl Social
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