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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola


Updated: Mar 21, 2021

I know that this blog is about cooking but allow me to post another kind of recipe. With the NFL season starting tonight and the hurricane season here, I could think of no better recipe than the most popular drink in the city of New Orleans, The Hurricane. Here is how the recipe appears in my soon to be released cookbook, You can’t take New Orleans out of the cook.

This drink was created at Pat O’Brien’s in the French Quarter. In

the 1940’s, Pat O’Brien needed to create a new drink to help him get

rid of all the less popular rum that the local distributors forced him to

buy before he could get a few cases of more popular liquors such as

scotch and whiskey. He poured the concoction into hurricane-lampshaped

glasses and gave it away to sailors. The drink caught on and is

the most popular drink in New Orleans.

1 ounce White Rum

1 ounce Myer’s Dark Rum

1 ounce Bacardi 151 Rum

3 ounces Orange Juice

3 ounces Unsweetened Pineapple Juice

½ ounce Grenadine Syrup

Combine all ingredients. Mix well, either shaking or stirring. Pour

over crushed ice and serve immediately.

Enjoy and Geaux Sanits!!!!!!

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