Best Hurricane Drink Recipe

The Best Hurricane Drink Recipe to make Mini Hurricanes for Mardi Gras.

Hurricanes for Mardi Gras
Hurricanes for Mardi Gras

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NEW ORLEANS FOR MARDI GRAS

Hurricanes are one of the traditional drinks in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. People can be seen on the streets with large glasses of hurricanes, some two feet high. But we wanted to make them better, not bigger. So these are mini hurricanes – Category One hurricanes, if you will. Made with all the best ingredients. Because that’s how you make the best hurricane drink recipe.

Best Hurricanes Drink Recipe
Best Hurricanes Drink Recipe for Mardi Gras

THE BEST HURRICANE DRINK RECIPE

First, we researched what was in the best drinks in New Orleans, and took some tips from famous mixologists.

Served in a very large glass, they are usually made with equal parts light rum, dark rum orange juice and passion fruit juice, with a splash of lime, enough grenadine to make it look like the sun is setting, and a maraschino cherry on top.

We used the best ingredients we could find to create this recipe. We started with a trip to the fruit stand to get oranges, passion fruit and limes. The juices were fresh squeezed and strained to remove the seeds.

The cherries were the Luxardo, the original Maraschino cherries. Then we decided to use the cherry syrup instead of grenadine. Grenadine is traditionally made with pomegranates, and the cherry syrup seemed more appropriate and upscale.

Instead of the two kinds of rum, light and dark, we went with one really good aged rum, Pompero Aniversario. This made the drinks look darker, but that’s ok, a drink named Hurricane should look dark and stormy. Then we served them in attractive, 4 inch shot glasses, that made it easy to see traditional layers of colors in the drink that make them look like a storm brewing.

Best Hurricanes Drink Recipe
Dark and Stormy Hurricane Drink

Best Hurricane Drink Recipe

Best Hurricane Drink Recipe

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Lisa LeCoump

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix orange, passion fruit, and lime juice together. Add rum and stir.
  • Pour into four glasses. Drizzle cherry syrup slowly down the center of the glasses. It should come to rest on the bottom.
  • Spear a cherry with a toothpick or drink swizzle to decorate the top.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg

WHY THIS RECIPE IS SUSTAINABLE:

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Nutrition Facts
Best Hurricane Drink Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
110
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.1
g
0
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.01
g
0
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.02
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.01
g
Sodium
 
2
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
78
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
12
g
4
%
Fiber
 
0.2
g
1
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
0.2
g
0
%
Vitamin A
 
136
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
13
mg
16
%
Calcium
 
6
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.1
mg
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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