Hope everyone who was in the path of Irene is safe and well — thoughts and prayers are with you all.
The weekend was full of the usual wind and rain expected with a hurricane which left us without power. That was fine with me — I did a lot more reading than I normally do and it was quite relaxing. There wasn’t much of anything else to do.
I tried to plan ahead and cooked a little on Saturday so we didn’t have to rely on eating junk food. I’m glad I cooked in advance so that I didn’t have to make a mess in the kitchen which was my favorite part of the weekend.
While I was going through a stack of magazines I came across some cocktail recipes one being the famous Hurricane Cocktail.
How timely, yes? I thought I would post it, even though there may be many who already know how to make this cocktail.
To be honest I did not know the history of the “Hurricane Cocktail” until I saw the recipe. What I found interesting is that the cocktail was named after the hurricane lamp shaped glasses that the drinks were served in at the 1939 World’s Fair. The hurricane cocktail’s popularity began in the 1940’s at Pat O’Brien’s bar in New Orleans.
Here is the original recipe from Pat O’Brien’s bar in New Orleans.
- 2 oz. light rum
- 2 oz. dark rum
- 2 oz. passion fruit juice
- 1 oz. orange juice
- juice of a half a lime
- 1 TBL. simple syrup
- 1 TBL. grenadine
- orange slice and cherry for garnish
- Squeeze juice from half a lime into shaker over ice.
- Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
- Shake well.
- Strain into a tall 8 oz. glass (or a Hurricane Glass)
- Garnish with orange slice and cherry