Hurricane Drink Recipe

For all of you Rum drinkers out there, here’s a Hurricane drink recipe that will change your latitude!

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The Hurricane

If you enjoy a good Hurricane now and then, then you will love this one! This is the kind of hurricane you can literally look forward to!

As with all hurricanes, practice moderation. This Hurricane drink recipe is a serious rum drink! With 3-5 ounces of pure damage (depending on who’s mixing) this puppy will put you to bed (usually the flower bed)!

Rumor has it…

that in the 1940’s, Pat O’Brien¬† concocted this “early to bed, never to rise” nightmare in his speakeasy in New Orleans.

He created the drink in order to get rid of some less popular rum on hand so he could buy some of the more popular whiskey and scotch!

He sold it to the sailors in a Hurricane glass. The sailors liked it, and voila, a new death defying rum drink was born!

As with all great recipes, whether food or drink, changes are made from one to another as they are passed along from party to party, from generation to generation.

The following cocktail recipe is a tried and true favorite among rum drinkers! Give it a whirl at your next get together!


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Hurricane Drink Recipe!


  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/4 oz grenadine syrup
  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz 151 rum or a dark anejo rum makes a good substitute
  • 1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • grapefruit juice
  • pineapple juice

To Mix:

Pour all but the juices, in order listed, into a “Hurricane” glass three-quarters filled with ice.
Fill with equal parts of grapefruit and pineapple juice, and serve.

A Nice Option: Rum drinks are famous for a rum “float” on the top. A dark anejo rum such as “Brugal Rum” makes a nice finishing touch. Usually a 151 is called for, but for flavor, try the anejo!

The creation of the “Hurricane” cocktail is credited to Pat O’Brien of New Orleans. O’Brien had to get rid of the rum he was forced to buy before he could purchase other spirits, so he whipped up the concoction and gave it away to the sailors. It turned out to be a hit and remains a popular rum drink today!


Another of the 5 ounce relationship builders. Be careful and go easy with this one, unless resting face down in the parking lot is high on your to do list!
Always Drink Responsibly!
Never Drink and Drive!

 Thanks for checking out the Hurricane Drink Recipe !

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