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Working as a bartender has given me the opportunity to prepare a wide variety of drinks, and the Hurricane is one of the cocktails that holds a special place in my heart. There’s more to this lively cocktail than just a drink. It’s an experience, with its bright red color and tropical tastes. The Hurricane is a great example of how to make a drink. It’s perfect for any event that needs some sunshine and happiness. If you drink it, the special mix of rum, fruit juices, and sugar will make you feel like you’re on a beach somewhere.

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Tasting Notes

The Hurricane is a delicious mix of tastes that dances in your mouth. The sweet and fruity melody of the first sip comes from passion fruit and orange, with hints of lime, giving it a refreshing sharpness. The rum brings out the best in every note, adding warmth and depth that balance the sweetness just right. It’s like a tropical holiday in a glass, and each sip is a new taste adventure.

Equipment and Glassware

You will need a shaker and a strainer to make a Hurricane. In order to make a smooth and well-mixed drink, these tools help blend the tastes together beautifully. A curved hurricane glass is the best way to serve a hurricane. The glass’s unique shape gives the drink its name and also makes each sip feel more special.

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  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 0.5 oz. passion fruit puree
  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 bar spoon grenadine


  1. Add ice to the shaker.
  2. Add white rum, dark rum, lime juice, orange juice, passion fruit puree, simple syrup, and grenadine.
  3. Shake the cocktail shaker.
  4. Fill a hurricane glass with ice.
  5. Strain the cocktail into the glass.
  6. Finally, garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Try using fresh juices for a real taste. They have a significant impact on the taste.
  • You can make it sweeter or less sweet by adding more or less grenadine and simple syrup.
  • If you want your drink to stay cold for a longer period of time, chill the glass first.

When to Serve

It’s great to have the Hurricane at any party or just to make someone’s day better. It’s a hit at summer parties, Mardi Gras, and any other time you want to do something fun and joyful. This drink brings the party to you and makes any event feel like a party.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

Picking the right liquor brands is important for making the best Hurricane drink. Choose Goslings for a rich, smooth dark rum taste and Denizen Rum for a bright, light rum touch. Thirster Grenadine goes well with these rums because it adds the right amount of sweetness and color. These choices will make your Hurricane taste better by combining classic flavors with modern styles. Each sip will be full of the perfect amount of tropical pleasure and rum complexity.

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Similar Cocktails

  • Mai Tai – Another famous rum drink that tastes both sour and sweet.
  • Zombie – A  strong blend that tastes like fruit and has a lot of different flavors.
  • Piña Colada – Creamy, coconutty, and irresistibly tropical.
  • Bahama Mama – A tasty mix of rum, pineapple, and coconut.
  • Blue Hawaiian – This flavor is beautiful to look at and tastes great with fruit.


It all began in New Orleans in the 1940s with the Hurricane drink. They made it to use up extra rum, but it quickly became a favorite, catching the lively spirit of the place where it was born. Hurricane-lamp-shaped cups were used to serve the drink for the first time, which is where the name comes from.

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hurricane cocktail with ingredients in the background


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Classic Hurricane, dark rum, grenadine, Lime Juice, orange juice,, passion fruit puree, Rum, Simple Syrup, white rum
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Enjoy a Hurricane drink, which is a lively mix of rum, fruit juices, and sugar that will make any event feel like a tropical getaway.


  • Add ice to the shaker.
  • Add white rum, dark rum, lime juice, orange juice, passion fruit puree, simple syrup, and grenadine.
  • Shake the cocktail shaker.
  • Fill a hurricane glass with ice.
  • Strain the cocktail into the glass.
  • Finally, garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.



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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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