Hurricane cocktail is very popular in Tiki culture. It is light, fresh and tasty which make life becomes much better when you drink it. It was invented during the World War II. All the grain was used for the needs of the army, so bars didn’t have much whiskey. But whiskey was the most popular drink, people didn’t want to replace it with a rum.
Pat O’brien who had his own bar ”Club Tipperary” had the same problem. He had 50 boxes of rum but no one wanted to drink it. So Pat decided to be creative. He mixed his rum with several juices and created this signature Hurricane drink. It became so popular everyone wanted to get to Pat’s bar to drink this brand new Tiki cocktail.
But Dale DeGroff says that first “Hurricane” was made 10 years before Pat’s cocktail. Dale is sure that this Tiki cocktail was created in the bar called “Hurricane” which is located near the Big Bear Lake. He thinks that Pat has visited this place and stole the recipe. We will never know the truth… However, if you want something very tasty, sweet and light this cocktail is the best.
The original type of Tiki cocktail with 100ml of rum and a metal flask is a rare thing now… So it’s possible to make a smaller type of cocktail. Here is what you need to prepare your Hurricane drink.
Hurricane Cocktail Ingredients
Dark Rum – 50ml
Light Rum – 50ml
Passion Fruit Juice – 50ml
Orange Juice – 25ml
Lime Juice – 25ml
Grenadine – 5ml
1) Pour all these ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake it well for 15 seconds.
2) Put ice cubes into a hurricane glass. But if you have a huge metal flask, you can use it and feel like you’re back to 1940s and you’re somewhere in New Orleans drinking the new Tiki cocktail named “Hurricane”.
3) Strain the drink with cocktail strainer from the shaker to the hurricane glass.
4) You can decorate it with some cherries.