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The Hurricane cocktail is a vibrant and tropical libation with roots in New Orleans, Louisiana. Created in the 1940s, it's believed to have been invented at Pat O'Brien's bar in the French Quarter. Originally concocted as a means to utilize surplus rum, the Hurricane has since become synonymous with Mardi Gras celebrations and the vibrant culture of New Orleans.

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Ingredients and Tools:

  • 60 ml (2 oz) light rum

  • 60 ml (2 oz) dark rum

  • 30 ml (1 oz) passion fruit juice

  • 30 ml (1 oz) orange juice

  • 15 ml (1/2 oz) lime juice

  • 15 ml (1/2 oz) simple syrup

  • 15 ml (1/2 oz) grenadine

  • Ice cubes

  • Cocktail shaker

  • Hurricane glass

  • Orange slice and cherry for garnish

Preparation Steps:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  2. Add 60 ml (2 oz) of light rum, 60 ml (2 oz) of dark rum, 30 ml (1 oz) of passion fruit juice, 30 ml (1 oz) of orange juice, 15 ml (1/2 oz) of lime juice, 15 ml (1/2 oz) of simple syrup, and 15 ml (1/2 oz) of grenadine to the shaker.

  3. Shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds to chill the ingredients and combine flavors.

  4. Fill a hurricane glass with ice cubes.

  5. Strain the cocktail into the glass over the ice.

  6. Optionally, garnish with an orange slice and cherry.

Flavor Profile:

The Hurricane cocktail offers a delightful balance of sweet and tart flavors, with the tropical notes of passion fruit and citrus complemented by the richness of rum. It's a refreshing and indulgent drink that transports you to the lively streets of New Orleans.

Mixoloco - Mixology Tips:

  • Choosing Rum: Use a combination of light and dark rum for depth of flavor in your Hurricane cocktail. Opt for quality rums with distinct flavor profiles.

  • Fresh Citrus Juices: For the best flavor, use freshly squeezed lime and orange juices in your Hurricane cocktail. The brightness and acidity of fresh citrus elevate the drink.

  • Adjusting Sweetness: The sweetness of the Hurricane can be adjusted to suit your taste preferences. Experiment with the amount of simple syrup and grenadine to achieve the perfect balance.

  • Ice Quality: Use fresh, high-quality ice cubes to ensure they don't dilute the drink too quickly. Large ice cubes are preferable as they melt more slowly.

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