How to make a Perfect Hurricane Cocktail

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Hey, its Bourbon Bill here, at Bourbon Bill’s Pirate Bar. Today we are going to show you how to make the perfect Hurricane cocktail. This Hurricane cocktail recipe comes from the original source in New Orleans, Pat O’Brien’s. You’ll understand why Pat O’Brien’s serves over 500,000 of these tasty beauties a year! Be sure to see our 1940’s-era recipe showing how to make a perfect Hurricane cocktail below.

The History of the Hurricane cocktail

This is the original Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans recipe. In the 1940’s rum was previlent, but whiskey and other spirits were scarce. Pat O’Brien, being the innovator he was, came up with this boozy, fruity concoction that has all the ingredients of a perfect party drink.

Here’s how to make a Perfect Hurricane cocktail

  • Hurricane Glass (get it on Amazon at
  • Ice (cubes for the shaker, crushed ice for the Hurricane Glass)
  • Mixology and Craft Copper Boston Shaker Set (get it on Amazon at
  • 2 oz. Light Rum (We used Cruzan Light Aged Rum)
  • 2 oz. Dark Rum (We used Goslings Black Seal Bermuda Black Rum)
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Grenadine (We used Rose’s Grenadine, get it on Amazon at
  • 1/2 oz. Passion Fruit Juice or Syrup (We used Master of Mixes Passion Fruit Mix, get it on Amazon at
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup (We used Master of Mixes Simple Syrup, get it on Amazon at

Please enjoy and drink responsibly

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