Feb 15



This drink tasted like a beach. A tropical beach, with warm breezes and palm trees and balmy waters.

I really, really want to go on vacation. Soon.

Until then, I think I’ll make these hurricanes. They’re also a great way to celebrate Mardi Gras.

Just ask my parents.

My aunt and uncle used to live in New Orleans, so my parents flew south to celebrate Fat Tuesday the right way. After a few parades, a few beads around the neck, and probably a few hurricanes, they thought it’d be a good time to call home to check on things.

It’s great being drunk-dialed by your parents. We still tease them about it, years later.

But now that I’ve had a hurricane, I can see how it’d be easy to have one too many. They’re so good, and the tasty juices mask the rum flavor pretty well, so you could probably down a couple before the alcohol hits you.

Sadly, I did not have actual hurricane glasses to serve this tasty concoction in. But any tall glass will do.

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Recipe: Hurricanes

Adapted from FoodNetwork.com

  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 2 ounces passion fruit juice
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • 1 orange, sliced into wheels, for garnish
  1. Fill a shaker with ice. Add all the ingredients and shake well.
  2. Fill a hurricane or other tall glass with ice. Pour contents of shaker into glass.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice and enjoy!


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