Drink of The Week: The Hurricane

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We’re thick in the middle of Mardi Gras, so I thought it was only right to raise a glass of one of the festivals most celebrated drinks, the Hurricane. Mardi Gras is one of those events I think every adult should experience once in their life. For me, my first time came a year before Katrina with college buddies. History was made, along with some good and bad decisions. If you’ve never been, or can’t make it, it’s ok that’s what we’re here for.

This Hurricane recipe comes courtesy of the Hard Rock Cafe. We’ve had this one personally, we’re frequent visitors to not only Nola, but to Hard Rock here in Florida and it packs a punch. Try this one at home and tell you friends you had a taste of the Big Easy, minus the cost of a airline flight.

Hard Rock Cafe Hurricane:

  • 1 part                    Bacardi Light Rum
  • 2 parts                  Orange Juice
  • 2 parts                  Pineapple Juice
  • 2 parts                  Finest Call Mango Puree
  • ½ part                   Grenadine (float)
  • 1 part                    Disaronno Amaretto
  • 2 part                    Bacardi Select Rum
  • 1                              Orange
  • 1                              Cherry

Pour ingredients [Except grenadine and fruit] into a mixer filled with ice. Serve in a hurricane glass, and float your grenadine. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry.


Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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