How To Make a Hurricane Cocktail

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How To Make a Hurricane Cocktail shows you how to make this most iconic libation from one of our most happy places in the world: New Orleans!

The two kinds of rum, combined with the fruit juices over a tall glass of ice just screams refreshment!

A hurricane cocktail in a tall glass with cherry and orange slice on top.


Watch us show you how easy it is to make this refreshing drink.  Watch, laugh…and then make this classic Hurricane Cocktail!

(Don’t worry, I think you can do better than the Loon does in this video).


Ever been to Pat O’Brien’s in the French Quarter? It’s great. Overrun with tourists, but still cool.  While you are there, try their alligator bites.  A true NOLA classic dish that may sound strange, but really tasty!  Don’t you just love New Orleans?

This is where this legendary drink was born. Learn more about it’s history here.

The Loon has mastered the making of this delicious drink!

A hurricane drink in a tall glass with two small drink umbrellas next to the glass.


This Hurricane Cocktail always brings us back to the Big Easy. Don’t overdo it with the alcohol, and these are perfect for sipping poolside, or at a fun gathering of friends.

We love a classic hurricane cocktail, and now you can see how easy they are to make at home! Remember to drink responsibly!

A hurricane cocktail in a tall glass with cherry and orange slice on top.

Hurricane Cocktail

This Hurricane Cocktail is the classic libation born at the legendary Pat O'Brien's restaurant and bar in the French Quarter in New Orleans.  Refreshing and delicious.  Make this drink and be transported down to the Big Easy!
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: New Orleans
Keyword: New Orleans cocktails, Refreshing cocktail, Rum drink
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 156kcal


  • 2 oz white rum
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz passion fruit juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine
  • Orange wheel for garnish
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish


  • Add all the ingredients to your shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake and then strain into a large glass (preferably a hurricane glass) filled with ice.
  • Garnish with half of an orange wheel and a maraschino cherry.


Calories: 156kcal
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  • Most passion fruit juice /or concentrate you will find on the web may taste bitter. Best thing to use in place of it is just plain old Welches Passion Fruit Juice you find in the supermarket. It’s not pure passion fruit as it’s blended with a little grape juice as well. But it does the job & it tastes great!

  • Where would one get “marching cherries”?

    I love every single one of your recipes and I’ve tried most of them. Thanks for sharing your love of food.

    • OMG! That is hilarious! I think we should start a band and called it the Marching Cherries! Thank you SO MUCH, Patti. That means the world to us. We are so happy you are enjoying the recipes and our passion for what we do. Thank you very, very much. xoxoxo Kris & Wesley

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