Hurricane (cocktail)

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iba =
name = Hurricane


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caption = A hurricane served in New Orleans
type = cocktail
flaming =
rum = yes
served = "On the rocks"; poured over ice
garnish =
drinkware = cocktail, or hurricane glass (12oz tulip shaped glass)
ingredients = *One part dark rum
*One part white rum
*passion fruit syrup
*lime juice
prep = Shake ingredients with ice, then pour into the glass and serve over ice.
notes = +
footnotes =

The hurricane is an extremely sweet alcoholic drink made from lime juice, passion fruit syrup and rum. It is one of many popular drinks served in New Orleans.

The creation of this passion fruit-colored relative of a Daiquiri drink is credited to New Orleans tavern owner Pat O'Brien. In the 1940s, he needed to get rid of all of the rum that local distributors forced him to buy before he could get a few cases of other spirits. [cite web
last = McNulty
first = Ian
url = http://www.frenchquarter.com/nightlife/drinks.php
title = Drinking in History: Classic Cocktails and Modern Thirsts in the French Quarter
publisher = FrenchQuarter.com
language = English
accessdate = 2006-10-06
] He poured the concoction into hurricane-lamp-shaped glasses and gave it away to sailors. The drink caught on, and it has been a mainstay in the French Quarter ever since.

The hurricane is also the local name of a different cocktail on the islands of the Bahamas. The drink is composed ofvarious measures of coffee liqueur, Rum 151, irish cream and Grand Marnier, and is commonly found in the bars in and around downtown Nassau.

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