Fat Tuesday; the day before Lent (if you’re into that sorta thing), is a great excuse to tie one on midweek and there’s no better way to do that than with the Hurricane Cocktail. Transport yourself to one of my favorite cities, New Orleans, and throw on some Preservation Hall Jazz Band, make yourself a pot of gumbo and get this tropical drink flowing. I would recommend squeezing extras of the fresh juices for the morning after to bring yourself back to life. These puppies can sneak up on ya!
2 oz. dark rum
2 oz. light rum
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. passion fruit syrup*
2 oz. fresh orange juice
2 oz. fresh pineapple juice
Dash of Angostura bitters
Fresh fruit and an umbrella for garnish
In a shaker filled with ice, add all the ingredients except the fruit garnish and shake well. Fill a hurricane glass to the top with ice and strain the cocktail over it. Garnish with fruit and an umbrella. Cheers!
*Homemade passion fruit syrup is best and and easy to make.
Take 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Scrape the pulp from 6-8 ripe passion fruit into the syrup or alternatively use 1-2 cups frozen passion fruit pulp and cook 1 minute more. Immediately chill and strain out the seeds. This will keep in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or can be frozen for later use.