Embrace spring with a new funky cocktail

Spring is around the corner and it’s time to shine again.

In some Mythologies spring is seen as the time of new beginnings and it celebrates the passing (survival) of another winter. I’m not going to be so melodramatic about spring because I had a few great red wine nights this winter, but it’s cool to embrace spring with something different.

What about an interesting spring cocktail – like The Hurricane

The Hurricane cocktail


  • 60ml light rum
  • 60ml dark rum
  • 60ml passion fruit juice
  • 30ml  orange juice
  • juice of a half a lime
  • 1 Tbsp simple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp grenadine
  • orange slice and cherry for garnish


  1. Squeeze juice from half a lime into shaker over ice.
  2. Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into a glass.
  5. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.


Did you know?

The Hurricane became popular at Pat O’Briens bar in 1940’s New Orleans, apparently debuted at the 1939 World’s Fair and was named after the hurricane lamp-shaped glasses the first drinks were served in. It’s said that O’Brien created the heavily rummed drink as a means to get rid of the large stock of rum his Southern distributors forced him to buy.


~ by tallhorsewines on August 25, 2010.

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