|Primary alcohol by volume|
|Served||"On the rocks"; poured over ice|
|Standard drinkware||hurricane lamp–shaped glass|
|Commonly used ingredients|
|Preparation||Shake ingredients with ice, then pour into the glass and serve over ice.|
The creation of this passion fruit–colored relative of a daiquiri is credited to New Orleans tavern owner Pat O'Brien. The bar allegedly started as a speakeasy called Mr. O'Brien's Club Tipperary and the password was "storm's brewin'".
In the 1940s, he needed to create a new drink to help him get rid of all of the less-popular rum that local distributors forced him to buy before he could get a few cases of more popular liquors such as scotch and other whiskeys. He poured the concoction into hurricane lamp–shaped glasses and gave it away to sailors.
The drink caught on, and it has been a mainstay in the French Quarter ever since.
The hurricane cocktail is made differently on the islands of the Bahamas. The drink is composed of various measures of coffee liqueur, 151 rum, Irish cream, and Grand Marnier. It is commonly found in the downtown bars of Nassau.
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- Lind, Angus. "Home of the 'Hurricane' Pat O'Brien's turns 75 this week". nola.com. Retrieved 2009-06-19.
- "French Quarter Frequently Asked Questions". Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
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