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