Hurricane glass

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Hurricane cocktail in a Souvenir Hurricane Glass at Pat O'Brien's Bar in New Orleans

A Hurricane glass is a glass tumbler which typically will contain 20 fluid ounces (600 ml). It is used to serve mixed drinks, particularly the Hurricane from which it is named originating at Pat O'Brien's Bar in New Orleans.[1] Other drinks served in this glass include the Singapore Sling, June bug, Piña colada and Blue Hawaii. It is shaped similarly to a vase or a hurricane lamp and is typically taller and wider than a highball glass.

In New Orleans, a Hurricane is sometimes served in a disposable plastic cup, as New Orleans laws permit drinking in public and leaving a bar with a drink, but prohibit public drinking from glass or metal containers.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Pat O'Brien's Bar, The Hurricane. Accessed 2013.01.16.
  2. ^ Virtual Tourist, Drinking, New Orleans. Accessed 2012.10.04.
  3. ^ New Orleans Online, Hurricane. Accessed 2012.10.04.

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