Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

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One of the most iconic cocktail recipes out there, the Hurricane cocktail is so popular when summer rolls around that there’s even a glass named (and made) specifically for it!

If you like summer cocktails, don’t forget to check out my super delicious Blue Hawaiian or Blue Lagoon cocktails as well!

Hurricane Cocktail in a hurricane glass on a counter top surrounded by oranges with a side of passion fruit juice.
Hurricane Cocktail

What is a Hurricane Cocktail?

The Hurricane Cocktail is a drink that was concocted in the 1940’s at a bar in New Orleans by a gentleman named Pat O’Brien. He created the drink because he had a large amount of low quality rum that he had purchased from suppliers and wanted to get rid of it. He created the drink, slapped it into what is now known as a Hurricane glass and served it to passing sailors. The popularity of the drink exploded and it’s now one of the most popular summer drinks out there!

Hurricane Cocktail in a hurricane glass on a counter top surrounded by oranges with a side of passion fruit juice.


What is a Hurricane Glass?

A hurricane glass is a glass that is formed in a lamp shape. If you can’t find ones at your local store,  you can often find them on eBay. The glass you see in our pictures here is a hurricane glass and is the traditional glass that this cocktail is served in.

Skip the Purée and use Passion Fruit Juice

One of the most confusing ingredients for people to find when wanting to make this cocktail is the oft called for Passion Fruit Purée. I’ll be honest, we almost went crazy trying to find this stuff until we finally stumbled upon easy to find Passion Fruit juice at our local grocery store. I’ve posted a picture of the juice below to help you track it down. It works perfectly for this drink and is much easier to locate and this recipe uses it as a main ingredient.

A container of passion fruit juice on a counter surrounded by oranges
Passion Fruit juice

How do you make a Hurricane Cocktail?

This cocktail is made from two types of rum; white rum and dark rum as well as three types of juice: orange, passion fruit (see above) and lime juice. You’ll combine these ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until cold. Get out your hurricane glass and fill it with ice (I use crushed myself) and pour the contents of the shaker over the ice. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry and serve!

Some other great cocktails to try: Rum Runner, Apple Cider Cocktail, Boulevardier.

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Hurricane Cocktail

How to make the rum based hurricane cocktail made with passion fruit juice.
5 from 1 votes
Hurricane Cocktail in a
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Boston Shaker
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 3 ounces passion fruit juice
  • 1 ounces orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  • Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until cold.
  • Pour over ice into a hurricane glass.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
  • Serve.

Recipe Notes

This recipe uses passion fruit juice instead of the often called for passion fruit puree that you will see in other recipes. The reason for this is that it's next to impossible to find passion fruit puree.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 429kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 24mg, Potassium: 293mg, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 667IU, Vitamin C: 44mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Donna White says

    This drink is a little heavy on the rum for just 1 drink. A couple of these and you would be ready for bed…lol

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