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Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

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The Favorite Tropical Hurricane Cocktail

Hurricane Cocktail

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The Hurricane became popular at Pat O'Briens 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.

View Video: How to Make a Hurricane Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Squeeze juice from half a lime into cocktail shaker over ice.
  2. Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into a hurricane glass.
  5. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

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Hurricane recipe just like Pat Obrien's in NOLA, Member AThomson414

This recipe is just like the hurricane's we had at the infamous Pat Obrien's in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

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