Monday, February 1, 2010

Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail Party

The Hurricane cocktail is a signature drink of New Orleans and Mardi Gras.  The drink was invented by Pat O'Brien's bar (great website) in New Orleans during World War II and was named after the shape of the hurricane lamp.  It's also served in a glass that resembles the hurricane lamp.  Pat O'Brien's is still open today in the French Quarter.  It has an awesome courtyard.  To make this cocktail you can use a Pat O'Brien's mix and just add rum and crushed ice or here are the ingredients.

- 2 oz light rum
- 2 oz dark rum
- 2 oz passion fruit juice
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp simple syrup
- 1 tbsp grenadine
- Garnish: orange slice and cherry

Shake all the ingredients into a hurricane glass with crushed ice and garnish with a cherry and an orange slice, umbrella and mardi gras beads. 
It makes a pretty presentation to center a mardi gras party around.  Love it!  And they are so yummy too.

1 comment:

  1. Drink sounds amazing! Love the inspiration board. Mardi gras has wonderful vibrant colors!