Florida Hurricane Cocktail

This Florida Hurricane Cocktail is a take on the famous drink served at Pat O’Brien’s restaurant in New Orleans.  It’s fruity, tropical, and has a serious kick to it with ½ cup (yes, a half cup) of alcohol in it.  

A take on a classic NOLA cocktail, this Florida Hurricane Cocktail is full of tropical flavors and two types of rum. Served in a tall hurricane glass and garnished with a slice or orange and a maraschino cherry, this tropical cocktail packs a punch.

I am not sure why the one thing not canceled in 2020 is hurricane season!  Between COVID, quarantine, protests, and Lord knows what I’m forgetting, hurricanes are just more than I can handle right now.

So imagine the stress levels when we thought Hurricane Isaias was going to make landfall in Florida.  Well, this big cocktail is the result of that stress.  The coconut rum, guava juice, and pineapple juice make it taste so tropical.  Trust me, after one of these, the stress was gone and I was hoping to see Jim Cantore, from The Weather Channel, bracing himself against the wind whipping around on our little beach.   

WHAT’S IN A FLORIDA HURRICANE COCKTAIL?

  • Rum – both dark rum and coconut rum
  • Juice – guava, pineapple, orange, and lime 
  • Grenadine
  • Simple syrup
  • Slices of orange and maraschino cherries for garnish

A take on a classic NOLA cocktail, this Florida Hurricane Cocktail is full of tropical flavors and two types of rum. Served in a tall hurricane glass and garnished with a slice or orange and a maraschino cherry, this tropical cocktail packs a punch.

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FLORIDA HURRICANE COCKTAIL

A take on a NOLA classic, this Florida Hurricane Cocktail is a tropical, fruity drink that packs a punch with two types of rum.

  • Author: Millie from Eats By The Beach
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1
  • Category: Starters - Cocktails
  • Method: Shake
  • Cuisine: Tropical

Ingredients

Scale

2-ounces coconut rum

2-ounces dark rum

1-ounce guava juice

1-ounce pineapple juice

1-ounce orange juice

½-ounce grenadine

½-ounce simple syrup

½ medium lime, juiced

Slices of orange and maraschino cherry, for garnish

Instructions

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Use a shot glass to measure and pour in all of the ingredients.

Cover tightly and shake until the outside of the shaker is icy cold.

Strain into a tall hurricane glass that is filled with ice.

Garnish with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry.

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