Hurricane cocktail

Hurricane cocktail
The Hurricane cocktail is a double-part rum cocktail perfect for summer days. The Hurricane combines orange juice, lime juice, passion fruit puree, simple syrup and grenadine, which all add bright colour and tastes to the drink.
Due to the number of ingredients, the Hurricane cocktail has a complex flavour that is tropically sweet and fruity, yet at the same time tart.
The Hurricane cocktail was created in New Orleans by Pat O’Brien in the 1940s and remains popular to the present day. The drink was likely named after the lamp-shaped hurricane glass in which Hurrican cocktail is traditionally served in.
As drinking in public is legal in New Orleans, you are likely to encounter people drinking the Hurricane from plastic cups in the French Quarter of this famous carnival city.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • hurricane glass


  • 60 ml light rum
  • 60 ml dark rum
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 30 ml orange juice
  • 15 ml passion fruit puree
  • 15 ml simple syrup
  • 10 ml grenadine

To garnish

  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  • Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled.
  • Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice cubes or crushed ice.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.


What is the most popular drink in New Orleans?

Undoubtedly, the Hurricane cocktail is the most famous drink in New Orleans, and tourists and locals can be seen throughout the city enjoying this tasty cocktail.

Can I drink on the street in New Orleans?

Yes, drinking on the street is legal in New Orleans as long as its from an open container – and usually this means a plastic cup.

What alcohol is in hurricane?

A Hurricane cocktail contains two types of rum; equal parts of light and dark rum.

Light rum is usually used in cocktails, while dark rum is consumed neat or on the rocks.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.