Need to add a little life to the party? This wonderful HURRICANE COCKTAIL will surely do it!
I love serving up a cocktail that is fun and maybe even a little nostalgic like this one. This Hurricane Cocktail will get you rave reviews at any dinner party, backyard barbecue, or just having friends over. Some recipes call for passion fruit syrup or simple syrup in addition to the grenadine, but I left that out and used passion fruit juice instead. This helped keep the cocktail from becoming too sweet. Adding in the grenadine will result in a little-added sweetness but more importantly this wonderful color.
I know you want to grab that cherry!! They are still maraschino cherries but are not dyed the usual bright red color. The combination of two different rums along with orange juice, passion fruit juice, grenadine, and lemon juice make the most delicious of cocktails. Topping them off with a simple slice of orange and cherry makes them extra special. Your company will think you’ve gone the extra mile in serving these up!!
Where did this cocktail originate? Well according to Wikipedia it was first born in New Orleans. Pat O’Brien, a tavern owner came up with this drink, to try and get rid of the excess rum that he was forced to buy. He wanted to have the more popular liquors of whiskey and scotch but had to purchase rum to be able to get those. Serving up his concoction, which he gave away to sailors, pouring it into hurricane lamp-shaped glasses. The drink caught on and is a mainstay in the French Quarter of New Orleans to this day.
- Mix up the rums, orange juice, passion fruit, grenadine and lemon juice in a small pitcher and stir. Fill two small hurricane glasses with ice (or one large hurricane glass) and pour in the cocktail. Stir and garnish with the orange slices and maraschino cherries.
Another fun summer cocktail is this delicious Peach Blueberry Sangria. It is easy to make and even easier to drink.