Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

Pat O'Briens Hurricane cocktail recipe

It’s Mardi Gras season! Time to kick back and celebrate with this classic Hurricane cocktail recipe
made famous in New Orleans at Pat O’Brien’s.

The Hurricane became popular at Pat O’Brien’s bar in 1940’s New Orleans, apparently debuted at the 1939 World’s Fair and was named after the hurricane lamp-shaped glasses the first drinks were served in. It’s said that O’Brien created the heavily rummed drink as a means to get rid of the large stock of rum his Southern distributors forced him to buy. Today, this classic drink is a must-try when visiting New Orleans, especially during Mardi Gras.

Can’t make it down south this year? Here is the Hurricane cocktail recipe so you can make this classic drink anywhere!


Hurricane Cocktail Recipe:

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz Bacardi® 151 rum
  • 1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • grapefruit juice
  • pineapple juice

Fill a hurricane (or any other tall glass) 3/4 full with ice.
Pour all the alcohols in first, then follow with equal parts of grapefruit and pineapple juice.
Serve and enjoy! (For those not drinking alcohol, you can use sprite and orange).

*Warning — These drinks are as strong as the weather they are named for you will probably want to have some snacks on hand. What does Mr. O’Brien suggest? Grilled sausage or shrimp, or pepper jack cheese on crackers!

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