Vanessa Pike-Russell
I was watching Jamie's US Road Trip and he sampled a cocktail which is famous in New Orleans - The Hurricane. The below information is from Wikipedia


"The hurricane is an extremely sweet alcoholic drink made from lime juice, passion fruit syrup and rum. It is one of many popular drinks served in New Orleans.
The creation of this passion fruit-colored relative of a Daiquiri drink is credited to New Orleans tavern owner Pat O'Brien. 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 whiskey.[1] [2] 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. It is more commonly served in a disposable plastic cup, as New Orleans laws permit drinking in public and leaving a bar with a drink, but probibit public drinking from glass or metal containers.[3]
The hurricane is also the local name of a different cocktail on the islands of the Bahamas. The drink is composed of various measures of coffee liqueur, Rum 151, Irish cream and Grand Marnier, and is commonly found in the bars in and around downtown Nassau. Another variation on the Hurricane cocktail calls for 10 Cane light rum, Navan (a vanilla liqeur), orange juice, cranberry juice and a splash of lime. "


  1. ^ McNulty, Ian. "Drinking in History: Classic Cocktails and Modern Thirsts in the French Quarter" (in English). Retrieved 2006-10-06.
  2. ^ Lind, Angus. "Home of the 'Hurricane' Pat O'Brien's turns 75 this week" (in English). Retrieved 2009-06-19.
  3. ^ Virtual Tourist, Drinking, New Orleans. Accessed 2009.10.30.

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