Do you love the fun and excitement of Mardi Gras? Then bring it home and celebrate it any time of the year with one of its best traditional booze, the famous Hurricane cocktail!

Crazy costumes, lively music, colorful parades, and crowds of happy people—these are what Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is famous for. NOLA and Louisiana are both known for their extraordinary Mardi Gras celebrations, but it's fun to bring a little bit of Mardi Gras no matter where you live.

There are traditional recipes and drinks for this yearly celebration but if you're into cocktails, learn the recipe below and share the delicious taste of this cocktail at any parties and gatherings.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 cocktail
Pairs well with: spicy seafood dishes, NOLA cuisine, and Jazz

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. Mango Nectar* (see notes)
  • ½ oz. Amaretto
  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • 1 Tbsp. grenadine

Garnish:

  • Orange wedge
  • Maraschino cherry

Method:

  1. Fill your hurricane glass with ice
  2. Pour in your light rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, and mango nectar.
  3. Give a quick stir, then gently pour in your grenadine, it will sink to the bottom giving it a blush hue.
  4. Next pour in your Amaretto.
  5. To top it off, with a light hand, slowly pour your dark rum over the top to create a rum float
  6. Garnish and serve.

Notes:

  • *Mango Nectar can be found at most grocery stores sold in single cans. Popular brands are:  Kerns, Jumex, Goya, and Langers
  • Traditional Hurricane recipes call for Passion fruit syrup, so if you have that on hand, you can swap out the mango nectar and grenadine for it.
  • Serve on a platter with festive drink stirrers so your guests can stir in the rum float. These drinks look impressive in numbers.
  • If you don’t have grenadine, you can use the juice from the maraschino cherry jar instead.

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traditional new orleans cocktail

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