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What's in a Hurricane (The Drink Not the Storm) LOL

If you are planning a visit to New Orleans be ready to get your hurricane on. This drink is a classic in the Big Easy and it really does go down easy too! A true Hurricane follows a standard recipe that has stood the test of time, and remember. This is a surprisingly fruity cocktail that packs a punch so keep that in mind as you explore the Quarter.

This tasty libation was created at Pat O'Brien's Bar in the French Quarter. We recommend that you enjoy a couple at home before coming on down because, as the name suggests, they do pack quite a punch! If you are in town and want to taste the real deal, Pat O's is your best bet, as it is the original. This classic spot is the perfect place to get a taste of the unique flavor that is New Orleans.

Ask for a seat out in the courtyard to truly experience a Big Easy Hurricane. The central flaming fountain is the perfect backdrop for enjoying this iconic drink of one of America's most original cities. There are plenty of good Hurricane options around town, so there is no need to limit yourself. Just take care to remember that in addition to its sweet and tangy taste there is also a fair amount of alcohol. These drinks can sometimes go down a bit too easy here in the Big Easy!

Classic Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

  • 2 oz light rum
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 2 oz passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine

Garnish: orange slice and cherry

Whether you're planning on taking a walking haunted tour of New Orleans or simply want to sample the area's hotspots for good food, drink, and music, enjoy your visit to The Big Easy, a truly unique place!