I’ve been on the road non-stop lately. Like throw out the dirty clothes in my suitcase into a mound in my room, refill suitcase, and head back out kinda non-stop traveling. Traveling is my jam though and all have been great adventures so I’m loving it. And if you’re an Instagram lover you might already know the first stop on my summer tour was New Orleans. After 5 days in the Big Easy I was definitely feeling inspired by the unique culture, food and fun this city has to offer! The people in New Orleans are so warm and good natured, they really want you to feel at home in their city and I just love that!
I may also have had one too many Hurricane’s while there. Sorry not sorry!
Supposedly the Hurricane cocktail was created in the 1940’s at what is now Pat O’Briens. They typically come in fun hurricane lamp shaped glasses (hence the name) and are not to be missed while in New Orleans. They are pretty sweet and powerful so one or two is just perfect on a hot sticky summer night. Here is my own Hurricane made at home. The color didn’t turn out quite as red but it tasted just the same! Yum!
Here’s how to whip up a Hurricane Cocktail at home, the perfect boozy treat for summertime entertaining!
2 oz white rum
2 oz dark rum
1 oz orange juice
1 oz lime juice
2 oz passion fruit juice
.5 oz simple syrup
.5 oz grenadine
Orange slices and maraschino cherries for garnish
1. Add ice and all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well.
2. Strain into a glass and make sure to fill the glass with ice if its warm out!
3. Garnish with a orange slice and cherry if desired. I think it makes this drink so much prettier!
Enjoy while working on your best Southern drawl! Cheers!