Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

How to make the Hurricane Cocktail, a rum-based classic New Orleans cocktail.

Hurricane Cocktail

The Hurricane cocktail is said to have originated in New Orleans and became a popular drink in the 1940’s at Pat O’Brien’s tavern in NOLA. He created the heavy mix of dark and light rum as a means of getting ridding of less popular rums which he was forced to buy before he could get access to other liquor.

The Hurricane cocktail is named after the hurricane lamp-shaped glasses at the time in which it continues to be served.

Hurricane Cocktail Recipe


  • 60 ml light rum
  • 60 ml dark rum
  • 60 ml passionfruit juice
  • 30 ml fresh orange juice
  • 15 ml fresh lime juice
  • 1 barspoon simple syrup (1:1)
  • 1 barspoon grenadine

Glassware: Hurricane glass
Garnish: orange slice, cherry, mint, paper umbrella (not shown)


Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake hard until cold and well combined. Strain into an ice cube filled Hurricane glass and top with crushed ice. Garnish with an orange slice, a cherry and a paper umbrella.

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Hurricane Cocktail Recipe was last modified: February 1st, 2018 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.