Thirsty Thursday: The Hurricane Cocktail

The Hurricane Cocktail

Mardi Gras is next week so that is why Amanda and I picked a Mardi Gras inspired drink and treat to share this week. And of course I had to make a Hurricane!

Pricer was down in Biloxi in ’07 to work on designing and building houses destroyed from Hurricane Katrina. He left in August and came back in December, and the only time we saw each other was for his birthday in September when we met in New Orleans. It was such a great weekend since we got to see each other, celebrate his birthday and fall in love with New Orleans. We stayed at Le Pavillon Hotel and wandered around the French Quarter finding great bars, fun restaurants, and great shopping. All of it was fantastic from the beignets to the gem & lapidary shop but best was that we could walk around with a bevie in hand. Stark comparison from Boston where you’ll get carded in your 50’s. So we really enjoyed getting to wander around with a drink in hand, most often a Hurricane.

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Once we decided to have a Mardi Gras theme I thought of making a Hurricane. It’s really a great drink to enjoy in the hot summer but I just had to make it now in February (on the eve of a massive blizzard) since it reminded me to much of my visit to The Big Easy.

I hope you enjoy a Hurricane and a King Cake Cupcake to celebrate Mardi Gras no matter where you are. I think Amanda should send me some King Cake Cupcakes, right? They look so cute!!

The Hurricane Cocktail

Makes 1 drink


  • 2 oz light rum
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 2 oz passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon grenadine
  • Garnish: orange slice and cherry


  1. Shake all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into a Hurricane glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

About iamahoneybee

Mom to Autumn and Hunter, Wife to Price. Rabbit and Boston Terrier owner. Former Bostonian soaking up the Florida Sun. Home cook messing around with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You'll find me most often with my phone in hand wearing my uniform of a Tunic with leggings rocking some Sperry's. A bit of prep mixed with bourbon and a foul mouth.
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11 Responses to Thirsty Thursday: The Hurricane Cocktail

  1. amanda says:

    I love hurricanes so much! I kind of want to head to the liquor store right now – that’s wrong, huh?


  2. Aunt Tish says:

    Wow! I haven’t had a hurricane in years – makes me want one – I’ve been an a bloody mary kick for along time maybe it is time to change.:)
    Love You!
    Aunt Tish


  3. Love this! New Orleans is so dear to my heart 🙂


  4. natalie says:

    Any drink with that much rum sounds good to me!


  5. Jagruti says:

    I’d easily get high on this stuff.


  6. Monica says:

    Can’t beat a great cocktail!


  7. I never used to be into rum cocktails until I had a dark and stormy, now I love them! You’ve given me a new one to try. Thanks!


  8. brandidcrawfordgmailcom says:

    Yum! This looks so refreshing. I definitely could use this.


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