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