What are the ingredients in a Hurricane Cocktail?
In this post we’re going to answer that question for you as well as give you directions for how to make it yourself!
Ingredients In A Hurricane Cocktail
We’ll tell you the traditional ingredients in a Hurricane Cocktail, but we’re also going to give you our version: The Housewives Hurricane.
But first we have to answer the question of, what is a Hurricane drink?
What is a Hurricane Drink?
A Hurricane drink is a delicious, sweet alcoholic beverage made with rum, sweet juices, and grenadine syrup to make it red in color.
According to Wikipedia, Pat O’brien, the original owner of the famous Pat O’briens in New Orleans, invented the Hurricane in the 1940s.
Due to the bar having an over supply of rum at the time, Pat O’brien invented this sweet concoction.
In order to make the Hurricane Cocktail as appealing as possible so that he could use up all the rum, he served it in a hurricane lamp shaped glass.
The Ingredients in a Hurricane cocktail won over the city of new orleans
Needless to say, it’s been a super popular drink down in N’awlins ever since!
As a matter of fact, the Hurricane drink is so popular, it’s in a famous song!
“Pour me something tall and strong, make it a Hurricane, before I go insane. Its only half past twelve, but I don’t care. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.”
The Ingredients in a Hurricane cocktail are reminiscent of Mardi Gras
Why did I include the Mardi Gras beads and sunglasses in my photos?
Because New Orleans is the very first place that I ever drank a Hurricane drink in the late ’90’s during Mardi Gras.
Believe me, I caught more beads than this, but not how you might think!
In the surrounding towns of New Orleans, Mardi Gras is a whole family experience.
Everybody, including little kids, participates in this huge Carnival celebration.
Floats full of people take part in multiple parades in the area.
Not only are lots of beaded necklaces thrown, but also coins (doubloons) plastic cups, toys, and moon pies!
It’s truly so much fun for the entire family!
The only place it can get pretty wild and risque is in the French Quarter, so be prepared if you plan to go there for Mardi Gras.
After my trip, I saved my Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane glass, my beaded necklaces and sunglasses to keep as souvenirs.
Little did I know several years later, I’d be breaking them back out again to make my very own Hurricane Drink Recipe.
Ingredients In A Hurricane Cocktail: Housewives Hurricane
Ingredients In A Hurricane Cocktail
- 1 1/2 ounces Amaretto Liquor I used Di Amore
- 1 ounce Light Rum I used Bacardi
- 1 ounce Dark Rum I used Bacardi
- 6 ounces Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
- 6 ounces Pineapple Juice
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 dash Grenadine
- 1/2 cup Seagram's Gingerale This is our secret ingredient
- 1 slice Fresh Orange
- 1 Maraschino Cherry
- Combine all ingredients, except for the orange slice and maraschino cherry, into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain cocktail into a hurricane glass.
- Garnish with slice of orange and maraschino cherry.
Our Housewives Hurricane ingredients are a little bit different from the traditional Pat O’Brien’s recipe.
Their recipe has more alcohol and less juice.
So if you’re looking for a stronger drink, just add more rum or amaretto and less fruit juice.
As promised, for the traditional ingredients in a Hurricane cocktail recipe, check out New Orleans website.
How Does The Housewives Hurricane Taste?
Oh my goodness gracious it’s good!
The only way I can describe it is that it tastes like another!
It’s very similar to a Rum Punch or a Bahama Mama.
Most importantly, it brings back the fun memories of being on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras and having a great time!
Please only make this drink if you are 21 or older.
In addition, don’t drink and drive and use a designated driver.
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