Taste of New Orleans: New Orleans Hurricane

Here comes the Top 10 Mardi Gras Cocktails!! I’ll do them in pairs. 4 more posts to go! 😀

Get a taste of the Big Easy with these favorite refreshers.
New Orleans Hurricane 

The classic Mardi Gras cocktail–serve in Hurricane glasses.


  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 cup light rum (Malibu is my favorite and super versatile)
  • 1 cup passion fruit flavored syrup
  • 4 cups lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage (Sprite and 7-Up work the best)
  • 1/4 pound lime juice
  • 1/2 cup 151 proof rum
  1. In a shaker, combine ice, light rum, passion fruit syrup, lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage and lime juice.
  2. Shake well and pour mixture into a Hurricane or other large specialty glass.
  3. Float the 151 proof rum on top of the drink.




Storm of the Century Hurricane

A Hurricane with a twist. – This twist DOES have vodka. Make sure you use a potato or grape vodka 


  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup light rum
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum
  • 1/4 cup vodka
    • Potato: Chopin, Teton Glacier, Monopolowa, Vikingfjord, Luksosowa
    • Grape: Cîroc, Bombora
  • 1/4 cup gin
  • 1/4 cup Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
  • 1/4 cup triple sec liqueur
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • orange slices for garnish
  • maraschino cherry for garnish
  1. Fill a hurricane glass with ice.
  2. Add light rum, dark rum, coconut rum, vodka, gin, raspberry liqueur, triple sec and orange juice.
  3. Shake gently, and garnish with orange slices and a cherry, if desired. Beverage will be about the color of a pink grapefruit.

Ready for some more!! Stay tuned!!


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