How to Make the Original Pat O'Brien's New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail

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the Original Pat O'Brien's New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail

Pat O'Brien's is credited with inventing the now-famous hurricane cocktail during World War II, and offers their own recipe for home-mixologists and professional bartenders alike to whip up in their own kitchens or bars. The original Pat O'Brien's New Orleans hurricane cocktail packs a powerful punch of alcohol, using 5 1/2 ounces of booze for each drink. A variety of liquors are used in this tall concoction, along with juices and red grenadine. Brand names are not required for most of the ingredients, with the exception of Bacardi 151 which contains a unique alcoholic proof.[1]

HurricaneCocktail.jpgSource: Jing a Ling
Offered by Pat O'Brien's
Customer service phone 800-597-4823
Served as Alcoholic beverage
Main ingredients Rums, gin, vodka, juices
Cooking method Poured over ice
Similar to Mai Tai

Pat O'Brien's New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail Ingredients

  • 1 ounce of gin
  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • 1 ounce of light rum
  • 1 ounce of triple sec
  • 1 ounce of almond liqueur (amaretto)
  • 1/2 ounce Bacardi 151 rum
  • 1/4 ounce red grenadine
  • Equal parts pineapple juice and grapefruit juice (enough to fill the glass once the other ingredients have been added)
  • Orange slices for garnish (optional)
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)

Recipe courtesy of Pat O'Brien's [2]

Pat O'Brien's New Orleans Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

  1. Fill a hurricane glass or other tall cocktail glass up to a couple of inches from the top with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the gin, vodka, light rum, triple sec, almond liqueur, Bacardi 151 and grenadine into the glass.
  3. Add juices to fill the glass to the top.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry if desired.
  5. Serve with a straw or two.

Hurricane Cocktail Recipe Variation

The Drink Chef's version of the hurricane cocktail.


According to Pat O'Brien's, the hurricane cocktail got its name from the hurricane lamp-shaped glass that the beverage is served in. The drink itself came about during a whiskey shortage during the second world war. This compelled the bar to come up with new types of drinks, and as rum was plentiful it became the core ingredient of the hurricane cocktail.[3]

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