Getting Closer

by rodriguezfineartprintsca

Narrowing in on what it was I wanted to do was a little more difficult than I originally expected.   The theme drink at Tales of the Cocktail this year is the Hurricane.  I’ve had a few Hurricanes in the past and I can tell you they would make it difficult to concentrate.  This cocktail was invented at the famous Pat O’Brien’s Bar during WWII as a way to sell their overloaded inventory of rum.  It seems that because of the difficulty of importing Scotch whisky during the war, liquor salesmen required that bar owners purchase 50 cases of rum if they wanted to order even one case of whiskey or scotch.  The Hurricane took its name from being served in a glass that is shaped like a hurricane lamp and has become an iconic image associated with New Orleans.



  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 2 ounces passion fruit juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • Juice of a half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • Garnish with an orange slice and cherry

Squeeze juice from half a lime into cocktail shaker over ice.

Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker.

Shake well.

Strain into a hurricane glass.

Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.