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Hurricane cocktail: a recipe from the 1940s from Louisiana.


For 1 person
4.5 cl dark rum
4 cl pineapple juice
4 cl orange juice
1.5 cl lime juice
1 cl grenadine syrup

How to make

Technique: shaker / Glass: highball / Type: long drink (15cl) / Time: 5 mn
  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.

  2. Shake the rum, the 2 fruit juices, the lime juice and the grenadine syrup in a shaker with ice cubes.

  3. Strain into a glass.

  4. Decorate with a slice of orange or lemon.


The Hurricane cocktail is said to have originated in the 1940s at the Pat O'Brien bar located in the Vieux Carré Français district of New Orleans, Louisiana (USA). It is said that the recipe was invented in order to get rid of a surplus of rum. The Hurricane has remained the establishment's flagship drink.

The recipe has changed a bit over time, originally the Hurricanes were only made with dark rum, lime juice and passion fruit syrup.

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