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Bittered Hurricane

Better Cocktails At Home: "The Hurricane is a classic New Orleans tiki cocktail. The story goes that the drink originated in the 1940s at Pat O'Brien's because the bar had too much rum and needed to create a drink to use all of it. The old recipe calls for dark rum, lemon, and passion fruit syrup. Depending on the rum you use, this is a fairly sweet drink. The dark rum makes the drink have a brownish color.

"For the 2014 Tales of the Cocktail competition, entries had to be a take on the classic Hurricane. Knowing that I wanted to retain the color and major flavors of the drink, I ended up creating the Bittered Hurricane.

"I love using large amounts of Angostura in cocktails and this was a perfect fit. I'm really happy with how this drink turned out even if I didn't win. It's great any time of year, but especially good if you want to make the best Hurricane cocktail for Mardi Gras."

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Metric | US
  • Light Rum - 2 fl oz
  • Angostura Bitters - 1 fl oz
  • Passion Fruit Syrup - 3 fl oz
  • Lemon Juice - 1 fl oz
  • Lime Juice - 1 fl oz


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