Friday, May 23, 2008

Weekend Cocktail #6: Light Hurricane

The hurricane was invented by Pat O'Brien in 1940s New Orleans. This strong cocktail is famous for getting tourists in the big easy drunk as skunks in no time at all!

Made with plenty of light rum and dark rum, the cocktail also mixes in passion fruit juice, orange juice, lime juice and grenadine, and is topped with an orange slice and cherry.

The original version sounds way too intense for me. I prefer a lighter version that only uses white rum. I like the tropical sweetness of mango juice instead of the syrupy grenadine and I also add in some fresh mint for extra zest to make this a perfect breezy summer cocktail.


Light Hurricane

  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 oz passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz mango juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • fresh mint
  1. Shake rum and juices over ice.
  2. Pour into martini glass and garnish with lime wedge and fresh mint.