Happy Hour: Hurricane

Bring a little Mardi Gras spirit into your kitchen this weekend by mixing up a classic hurricane cocktail. Created at Pat O'Brien's bar in New Orleans, this drink is potent, yet incredibly tasty — almost like fruit punch.

Made with rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, and passion fruit nectar, it's a tropical breath of fresh air, especially delicious in the dead of Winter.

Although the ingredient list is a little long, this refreshingly fruity drink is worth the effort. Traditionally, it's served in a glass that's shaped like a hurricane lamp, but any large glass will do. To get the recipe, read more.




Passion fruit syrup is available online and in some liquor stores.



1 ounce dark rum
1 ounce light rum
1/2 ounce Galliano
2 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
2 ounces pineapple juice
1 ounce passion fruit syrup or passion fruit nectar
3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
Dash of Angostura bitters
Pineapple wedge, for garnish


  1. Combine the dark and light rums, Galliano, orange juice, pineapple juice, passion fruit syrup, lime juice, simple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.
  2. Strain into a hurricane glass and garnish with pineapple.

Makes 1 drink.