This Hurricane Cocktail is a classic recipe from New Orleans. Made with two kinds of rum, three kinds of juice, and grenadine, it’s sweet, fruity, and refreshing.

A hurricane cocktail in a glass.
Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step-by-step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Hurricane Cocktail ingredients.

Ingredient notes

  • Lime juice: Or substitute lemon juice.
  • Passion fruit juice: 1 ounce passion fruit purée or syrup can be substituted for the juice.
  • Simple syrup: To make it yourself, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved (do not boil). Remove from heat and cool before adding 1 tablespoon (or more to taste) to your cocktail shaker with the other ingredients. Store leftover simple syrup covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add dark rum, white rum, lime juice, orange juice, passion fruit juice, grenadine, and simple syrup.
Clear liquid being poured into a silver shaker.
  1. Shake vigorously until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange wheel and a maraschino cherry.
Pouring a martini shaker of Hurricane cocktail into a glass.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes 1 (8-ounce) cocktail.
  • Big batch: To make a pitcher of 8 cocktails, in a large pitcher (at least 64 ounces), combine 2 cups dark rum, 2 cups white rum, 1 cup lime juice, 1 cup orange juice, 1 cup Passion fruit juice, ½ cup grenadine, and ½ cup simple syrup. Chill until serving time. Serve with glasses, ice, and plenty of fruit for garnishing.
  • Mocktail: To make a family-friendly drink, leave out the rum. It’s okay to leave the out the simple syrup and grenadine, too, if you want to. Top with soda or sparkling water for fizzy fun.

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A hurricane cocktail in a glass.

Hurricane Cocktail

This Hurricane Cocktail is a classic recipe from New Orleans. Made with two kinds of rum, three kinds of juice, and grenadine, it's sweet, fruity, and refreshing.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Servings 1 serving (8 ounces)
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 372

Ingredients 

  • 2 ounces dark rum (¼ cup)
  • 2 ounces white rum (¼ cup)
  • 1 ounce lime juice (2 tablespoons, see note 1)
  • 1 ounce orange juice (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 ounce Passion fruit juice (2 tablespoons, see note 2)
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine (1 tablespoon)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (1 tablespoon, see note 3)
  • orange slice or wheel, for garnish
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

Instructions 

  • To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add dark rum, white rum, lime juice, orange juice, passion fruit juice, grenadine, and simple syrup.
  • Shake vigorously until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange wheel and a maraschino cherry.

Notes

  1. Lime juice: Or substitute lemon juice.
  2. Passion fruit juice: 1 ounce passion fruit purée or syrup can be substituted for the juice.
  3. Simple syrup: To make it yourself, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved (do not boil). Remove from heat and cool before adding 1 tablespoon (or more to taste) to your cocktail shaker with the other ingredients. Store leftover simple syrup covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.
  4. Yield: This recipe makes 1 (8-ounce) cocktail.
  5. Big batch: To make a pitcher of 8 cocktails, in a large pitcher (at least 64 ounces), combine 2 cups dark rum, 2 cups white rum, 1 cup lime juice, 1 cup orange juice, 1 cup Passion fruit juice, ½ cup grenadine, and ½ cup simple syrup. Chill until serving time. Serve with glasses, ice, and plenty of fruit for garnishing.
  6. Mocktail: To make a family-friendly drink, leave out the rum. It’s okay to leave the out the simple syrup and grenadine, too, if you want to. Top with soda or sparkling water for fizzy fun.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktailCalories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 184mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 274IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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