Pat O’Brien’s Original Hurricane Recipe

No Trip to New Orleans is complete without a stop at Pat O ’Briens on Saint Peter Street in the Quarter. There you will find tourists and locals alike mixing to dueling pianos and Hurricane cocktails. In the early 1940’s after prohibition there was a shortage of whiskey and other spirits but rum was plentiful. Overstocked with rum Pat O’Brien created this recipe and paired it to a large Hurricane globe shaped glass and the name came easy.  Big Easy! This week New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration reaches its peak on “Fat Tuesday” and what better way to celebrate than with the Original Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Cocktail. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Pat O’Brien’s Original Hurricane Recipe

  • 1 Ounce Vodka
  • ¼ Ounce Grenadine
  • 1 Ounce Gin
  • 1 Ounce Light Rum
  • ½ Ounce 151 Rum
  • 1 Ounce Amaretto
  • 1 Ounce Triple Sec
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Pineapple Juice

Fill a Hurricane glass ¾ Full With Ice.  Pour All Alcohols and Grenadine in First.  Follow  with Equal Parts of Grapefruit and Pineapple Juice.  Stir and Garnish with Orange Slice and Cherry.