You know what they say “Everything is bigger and better in Texas”. The Texas Hurricane Cocktail is a cousin to the Long Island Ice Tea and like its cousin is deceptively strong. This cocktail recipe is a perfect blend of 151 proof rum, dark spice rum, coconut rum, vodka, gin, triple sec orange-flavored liqueur, grenadine syrup, orange juice, and pineapple juice.
Served in a tall hurricane glass over crushed ice, this smooth cocktail lives up to its name. So if you are going to a party and plan on drinking these make sure you have a designated driver.
Texas Hurricane Cocktail
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- 1 oz dark spice rum
- 1 oz coconut rum
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz gin
- 1 oz triple sec orange-flavored liqueur
- 2 oz orange juice
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz grenadine syrup
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1 oz 151 proof rum
- 1 orange slice Optional
- 1 maraschino cherry Optional
- In a drink shaker or blender, add the spiced rum, coconut rum, vodka, gin, triple sec, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine then shake and mix well.
- Pour the mix into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
- Pour the 151 rum over the back of the spoon to float the liquor on top of the drink.
- Garnish the glass with orange, lime, and a cherry.
The year was 1940, and in those days, Prohibition was a very real thing. Business owner Pat O’Brien opened a speakeasy in New Orleans, the perfect stop for sailors along their travels. If they wanted to get into the speakeasy, the phase was simple: “storms a’brewin.”
Once inside, sailors could order a variety of drinks, but one was free – the hurricane. You see, getting quality liquor was difficult and the liquor suppliers knew it. In order to get even just a little bit of the good stuff, they made business owners order a ton of the cheap stuff. Well, Mr. O’Brien found himself with a heap of cheap rum and nothing to use it for, so he came up with a plan. Why not mix it up with some fruit juice, then serve it to sailors for free as a gimmick to get them into his bar vs. others! The trick worked, but the joke’s on O’Brien because not only did they drink it – they liked it! The hurricane as we know it today was born.
If you visit us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café, we can pretty much guarantee the best hurricane in Texas or North Carolina! It’s affectionately known as the Hurrycane on the Rocks, loaded with Bayou Select and Bayou Silver Rum, Don Q 151, grenadine, orange juice, and pineapple juice. It’s 22 oz. of fruit punch heaven, served in a hurricane glass with beads. What’s not to love?
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