Every time I have been to New Orleans we have stopped at Pat O'Brien for a Hurricane Cocktail. These iconic drinks just seem to be one of the many things New Orleans is known for.
I thought it would be fun to make Copy Cat Pat O'brien Hurricane Cocktail at home and bring a bit of New Orleans to the Pacific Northwest.
Sadly I can't transplant the gorgeous sunny 80-degree weather we enjoyed or the amazing live music all over town but at least we can enjoy this delicious Copy Cat Pat O'Brien Hurricane Recipe.
Now to figure out how to build a gorgeous outdoor patio complete with fountain and green coated servers in the backyard. Hey, a girl can dream right! Every time we visit New Orleans and the French Quarter I am amazed by the courtyards behind houses. Such amazing areas that are such a great surprise.
You can pair this Hurricane Cocktail with Cafe du Monde Mix Beignet Mix and have a true New Orleans day at home.
This drink is perfect for Mardi Gras or a hot summer afternoon. Pat O Brien Original Hurricane Cocktails pack a punch! You will want to be prepared that these cocktails have 3 ounces of rum in them.
I can tell you that after having one or two of these while relaxing in Pat O'Brien's courtyard I was very very relaxed! LOL! Thankfully we did not have any place we needed to be and I could just soak up the gorgeous weather in New Orleans and relax.
We have also heard of people enjoying this Classic Hurricane Cocktail while they are waiting out a hurricane. I have never waited out a hurricane so I don't honestly know if this is a great idea or not. I am pretty sure I would be super freaked out so maybe a strong cocktail might be good but hmm..
Classic Tropical Cocktails
If you are planning a mardi gras party, pool party or tiki party these classic tropical cocktails are perfect!
Hurricane Cocktail Ingredients
- Light rum
- Dark rum
- Passion Fruit Juice
- Orange Juice
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Simple Syrup
- Cherry and orange for garnish
Cocktail Shaker - Please make sure when you are mixing this drink that you hold the top and the bottom of the cocktail shaker including the lid. I have heard of a few people taking showers in cocktail ingredients and spending a lot more time cleaning up than actually enjoying their drinks.
Hurricane lamp shaped Glass - These classic hurricane glasses are a must for serving this drink properly. I mean it tastes the same in a collins glass or other glass but for the classic look, this is the way to go.
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Copy Cat Pat O'brien Hurricane Cocktail
- Maraschino Cherry
- Orange Slice
- Pour ingredients into a Cocktail Shaker with ice
- Strain into your Hurricane Glass over ice.
Originally shared April 12, 2015, Updated on March 2, 2020