Hurricanes

A classic New Orleans cocktail that’s perfect for Mardi Gras!

Several years ago I had the most delicious hurricane at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans. Lafitte’s is the oldest bar in the United States, having served pirates in the 1700s, and makes a mean hurricane today. I wrote about that trip and noted Lafitte’s unique juice blend: pineapple, cranberry, orange, and passion fruit. I decided to use this as my inspiration for my own hurricane recipe.

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I don’t have to tell my regular readers what a fan of rum I am so it’s no surprise that I love hurricanes! I used two kinds of rum in my hurricanes, just like Lafitte’s: a light rum in the drink and a dark rum floated on top. This is a dangerously easy drink to make and would be delicious enjoyed poolside all summer long.

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Hurricanes
Makes 1
2 oz light rum
2 oz cranberry juice
1 oz orange juice
1 oz passion fruit juice 
2 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz dark rum to float on top 
Cherry
Orange slice

  1. Fill a hurricane glass with a cup of crushed ice. Layer ingredients in order. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

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Read more about my Mardi Gras game night here.

Hurricanes New Orleans Best Mardi Gras Recipe |

Laissez les bon temps rouler,

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