“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” Celebrate Mardi Gras with our take on the Classic Hurricane Cocktail. Mixed with spiced rum, coconut rum, mango passion fruit juice and bourbon-spiked Maraschino cherry syrup, and a few other ingredients, this is a celebratory cocktail worth making over and over again. Turn up! Cheers! Read below to get the complete recipe! 

The Hurricane Cocktail {mardi gras}

If you have ever been to Mardi Gras, then you may have experienced first-hand what it means to party in Nawlins. You may have taken in the sights along Bourbon St., Canal St. or meandered around the French Quarter or the Garden District and marveled at grand old oaks draped with the beautiful and mysterious Spanish Moss. One’s eyes are filled to the brim with all of the colorful sights, the unique architecture, and most of all the hospitable and beautiful people. Did you see all of the street performers? Or maybe you heard a doleful saxophone serenading late into the night.  What was your favorite New Orleans moment? PSST! We promise not to tell. 

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this Classic Hurricane Cocktail. Mixed with rum, coconut rum, passion fruit juice and simple syrup.

And if you haven’t been, put it on your bucket list. A trip to The Big Easy is without a doubt on mine. Our take on the classic Hurricane is a great way to get your Mardi Gras on or stoke memories of a past adventure to New Orleans. The Hurricane is the epitome of New Orleans, at least we think so. It is colorful with a soulful tropical feel. It is sweet, but not too sweet and don’t let its beauty fool you because this is a dangerously potent elixir. It’s both familiar and new at the same time and it’s delicious. It’ll have you saying, “Bartender may I have another?!”

Rumor has it that the Hurricane Cocktail was created in New Orleans at the legendary Pat O’Brien’s Bar in the 1940’s. However, I can’t say for sure. But I can say that our version of this classic Mardi Gras drink is fabulous! It is. Trust me; you’ll like it! It’s phenomenal.

Guess what? I have never been to New Orleans! I know right?! I have a hard time believing it myself. However, my beautiful wife has been. (Don’t ask because I am still a bit salty about that “all girls” getaway). But, I have traveled to so many interesting places, that it is hard to believe that I haven’t ventured to New Orleans. Surprisingly I have yet to visit The Cresent City. It’s odd because Cajun food is some of my favorite foodie fare to eat. I fell in love with o many of the signature dishes of New Orleans, like; jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice, Po boy sandwiches, and Bananas Foster. And who can resist those deliciously light and fluffy beignets dusted with powdered sugar? Not I. I need to stop because I am making myself hungry. But, until I get myself to New Orleans I will mix up a batch of Hurricanes and pretend to be King for the day. So, go ahead and get yourself some Lagniappe too. Cheers!

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this Classic Hurricane Cocktail. Mixed with rum, coconut rum, passion fruit juice and simple syrup.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Don Q coconut rum
  • 2 ounces Kila Kai spiced rum
  • 2 ounces mango passion fruit juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1-ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce Marker’s Mark Bourbon Flavored cherry juice
  • orange slice
  • Marker’s Mark Bourbon Flavored Cherries
  • Ice

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this Classic Hurricane Cocktail. Mixed with rum, coconut rum, passion fruit juice and simple syrup.

Equipment:

Let’s talk abut the specifics of this Hurricane glass. Here are a few reasons to love this type of glass:

  • This type of glass with its unique curve, makes your cocktails look more appealing! 
  • A hurricane style cocktail glass is a must when celebrating Mardi Gras! 
  • This type of glass is also used for margaritas! 
  • With the height and width of this glass, it is easier to drink from and also use a straw. 

 

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this Classic Hurricane Cocktail. Mixed with rum, coconut rum, passion fruit juice and simple syrup.

 

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this Classic Hurricane Cocktail. Mixed with rum, coconut rum, passion fruit juice and simple syrup.

Directions:

  1. Into a cocktail shaker add coconut rum, spiced rum, mango passion juice, simple syrup, lemon and lime juice, Marker’s Mark Bourbon flavored cherry juice, and ice.
  2. Secure the lid on the cocktail shaker and vigorously shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain cocktail into a hurricane glass filled with fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with an orange wheel and a stem cherry.
  5. Serve.

Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this Classic Hurricane Cocktail. Mixed with rum, coconut rum, passion fruit juice and simple syrup.

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this Classic Hurricane Cocktail. Mixed with rum, coconut rum, passion fruit juice and simple syrup.