Hurricanes NOLA Style

Sweet Red New Orleans Style Cocktail

Recipe for a Crowd

Louisiana is one of Texas’s neighboring states and as Texans, we do love New Orleans-style hurricanes. Taken straight from The Big Easy itself this recipe for Hurricanes NOLA style is sure to please. Where did it get the name hurricane? It was served in a glass that resembled a hurricane lamp. Throw out some confetti, string some bright lights, balloons, and paper chains with lots of bright colors for a festive mood.

One of the most popular NOLA Hurricane spots is Pat O’Brien’s Irish Pub in New Orleans. If you are in New Orleans check out Pat O’Brien’s Irish Pub for a taste of Ireland in the heart of New Orleans. This popular pub offers an extensive selection of delicious craft beers, a wide variety of top-shelf liquors, and specialty cocktails that are sure to please any palette. Along with its traditional Irish fares such as fish and chips, this pub also serves up classic New Orleans cuisine like jambalaya and po’boys.

Hurricanes NOLA Style

Hurricanes NOLA style would be perfect for your next Mardi Gras backyard get-together!

Vibrant Decorations

Vibrant decorations go hand in hand with Hurricanes. Plan some fun activities and games. Have some colorful stringed beads on hand for party favors and you have a whole party theme, Mardi Gras Style!

Hurricanes NOLA Style

Serve in 8 oz glasses over ice, top with 1 teaspoon grenadine and maraschino cherries; garnish as desired

Serves 16

This delicious cocktail combines dark rum, light rum, passion fruit juice, lime juice, orange juice, and grenadine for an exotic tropical taste.

Serve it in a tall hurricane glass with a bright red cherry on top and let your mouth be transported to the Big Easy!

This recipe version is true to tradition with orange juice however, there are many versions of the highly popular Hurricane drink. Some versions will produce a redder color.

Hurricanes NOLA Style

Ingredients

  • 2 cups light rum
  • 2 cups dark rum
  • 4 cups of fresh orange juice
  • 2 cups passion fruit juice (found in the juice aisle) 
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

Directions

Mix the above in a picture for serving.

Serve in 8 oz glasses over ice, top with 1 teaspoon grenadine and maraschino cherries; garnish as desired.

Toppings

Toppings and garnish:

  • ⅓ cup grenadine (Drizzle 1 t. over each serving)
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Thinly sliced lemons, oranges, and limes for garnish

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What drink is New Orleans famous for?

New Orleans is known for a variety of popular alcoholic drinks, most notably the Hurricane, Sazerac, and French. Other classic cocktails originating in the city include the Ramos Gin Fizz and New Orleans Milk Punch. Of course, wine, beer, and spirits are also readily available anywhere you go in the Big Easy.

What is a NOLA-style Hurricane?

A New Orleans-style hurricane is a favorite among locals and the many vacationers that flock to the Louisiana city for the great food, music, and vibrant culture. This delicious cocktail combines dark rum, light rum, passion fruit juice, lime juice, orange juice, and grenadine for an exotic tropical taste. Serve it in a tall hurricane glass with a bright red cherry on top and let your mouth be transported to the Big Easy!

When is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras, popularly known as Fat Tuesday, is a carnival that takes place annually on the day before the Christian Ash Wednesday holiday.

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