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Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail

Originally from New Orleans, this Hurricane Cocktail is made of rum, lemon juice, and passion fruit. This sweet rum-infused drink is usually served in a tall lamp-shaped hurricane glass.

Fruity, light, and boozy, this fun drink is great for parties. This highly-addictive tropical punch-colored drink is sure to get the Mardi Gras party started.

Hurricane Cocktail on checkered cloth

Enjoy this easy-to-make and festive drink. 

Why You’ll Love This Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail

  • It's light, fruity, and sweet
  • You can make it in advance
  • Easy to make
  • Easy to find ingredients
  • Party friendly
  • Can be customized

A Brief Hurricane Cocktail History

Fun fact. This yummy drink was created by a New Orleans tavern owner, Pat O’Brien. This was during World War II when whiskey was hard to come by.

To be able to buy whiskey, you have to buy an entire case of rum. O’Brien used the rum as a house drink, creating drinks in his courtyard. 

The name of this rum-infused drink came from the hurricane-shaped glass where it was usually served in. 

This Hurricane Cocktail is a delicious, refreshing drink that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the tropics.

If it sounds too good to be true, try your hand at making one for yourself and see how easy they are! The recipe is below so don't forget to give it a taste.

mardi gras drink with a straw

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The full ingredient list and directions are found below in the printable recipe card.

Equipment Needed to Make This Fun Drink

You will need a cocktail shaker and a tall hurricane glass for this fun drink recipe. 

Ingredients for Your Hurricane Cocktail

Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail

Serves: 1, Prep: 10 Minutes

  • 2 oz. light rum
  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 2 oz. passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • 1 orange slice 
  • 1 maraschino cherry

How to Make a Hurricane Cocktail

Step 1. Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Step 2. Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice. 
Step 3. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice.

Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail

What to Serve with Your Rum Drink

  • Muffuletta-esque Chicken Pita Pocket
  • Smoked Paprika Hummus
  • Red Beans and Rice
  • Shrimp Po Boys
  • Etouffee
  • Gumbo
  • Low Country Boil
  • Beignets
  • Strawberry 
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Mint
  • Soda
  • Orange
  • Grenadine
  • Pineapple juice
  • Coconut cream
  • Brandy
  • Orgeat syrup
  • Falernum
  • Cinnamon
  • Port wine
  • Ginger ale
  • Fruit juices
  • Cherries
  • Ginger beer
  • Cola
  • Tonic water
  • Raspberry syrup
looking down at Hurricane drink

How to Store Hurricane Cocktail

Best Way to Store Mardi Gras Drink Leftover

The best way to store your Mardi Gras Drink leftover is by chilling it. Put it in an airtight pitcher or container and leave them in the fridge. 

How Long Will Hurricane Cocktail Last in the Fridge?

For freshly squeezed mix, it can last for up to 4 days in the fridge, while pre-made cocktails in bottles can last you 2 weeks in the fridge. 

Can I Freeze My Rum Drink?

Yes, you can freeze your rum drinks. You can store them in batches in freezer-safe containers. 

Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail

Cocktail Drinks FAQs

Why is the drink called a Hurricane?

The name of the drink came from the glass it was usually served it – a hurricane-shaped glass. 

What can I substitute for passion fruit juice in a Hurricane?

Most recipes use passion fruit, but you can use Hawaiian punch as an alternative. This won’t taste the same, but still as yummy. 

What alcohol is in a Hurricane drink?

The Hurricane has two types of rum. This is mixed with lime juice, orange juice, passion fruit puree, grenadine, and simple syrup to give that signature sweet, fruity, and boozy party drink. 

What kind of dark rum goes in a Hurricane?

The best dark rum for hurricane cocktails according to bartenders is the Plantation Stiggin’s Fancy Pineapple Dark Rum. It gives a touch of smokiness and spice, creating a great hurricane drink. 

What drinks go in a hurricane glass?

Aside from the Hurricane Cocktail, other drinks that are served in a hurricane glass include the Singapore Sling, June bug, Pina Colada, and Blue Hawaii.

What are the top rum drinks?

Rum cocktails are synonymous with vacations. Here are some of these top rum drinks:

  • Daiquiri – a simple tart drink that is composed of white rum, lime juice, and simple syrup, strained over ice. You can enjoy this yummy drink any time of the year. 
  • The Mai Tai Recipe – this is made with blended rum, lime juice, orgeat syrup, and orange liqueur, shaken together with ice.
  • Piña Colada- Usually served frozen, this hurricane glass drink is a perfect combination of white rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice. 
  • Dark ‘N Stormy – rum with ginger beer on a tall glass of ice creates this fun drink. 
  • The Jungle Bird Recipe –created in Kuala Lumpur, this drink is made with rum, Campari, lime juice, simple syrup, and pineapple juice. This is best served in a Highball glass with ice and a pineapple wedge garnish.
  • The Coquito Recipe – this delicious drink combines silver rum with coconut milk, cream of coconut, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk, shaken with tequila wash, completed with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top. 
  • El Floridita (Hemingway Daiquiri) – this drink is made with white rum, lime juice, and Maraschino to provide sweetness.
  • The Painkiller Recipe – this drink combines rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cream of coconut, with nutmeg sprinkled on top. This is a perfect pick-me-up drink. 
  • Mojito- this drink is composed of mint leaves, topped with white rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. Add lots of crushed ice, and garnish with a mint sprig.
Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail

Other Mardi Gras Drink Recipes You’ll Love

  • Hurricane Mocktail
  • Bayou
  • Zombie
  • Sazerac
  • Pimm’s Cup
  • The Grasshopper
  • 57 Chevy
  • Gin Fizz
  • Mint Julep
  • The Deauville
  • Milk Punch
  • Strawberry Daiquiri
  • Bourbon Hot Toddy
  • King Cake Shots
  • Vieux Carré
  • Canal Street Daisy
  • Red Snapper
  • Mardi Gras Flasher
  • Ramos Gin Fizz
  • Moon Pie Cocktail
  • Caipirinha
  • French 75
  • Roffignac
  • Brandy Crusta
  • Corpse Reviver No 2

Even if you're not headed to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, there are plenty of ways to bring the flavors and colors from this year's celebrations right into your own celebration.

One famous signature cocktail that everyone knows about in Louisiana is Hurricane drinks. Whether you're not headed to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, there's no need to miss out on the colors and flavors.

Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail

Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail

Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail

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Originally from New Orleans, this Hurricane Cocktail is made of rum, lemon juice, and passion fruit. This sweet rum-infused drink is usually served in a tall lamp-shaped hurricane glass.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Drink

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz. light rum
  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 2 oz. passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry

Instructions
 

  • Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice.
Keyword adult drink, alcoholic beverage, Mardi gras recipes

WHAT’S NEXT

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