Trust us, this is the best New Orleans style hurricane cocktail recipe out there. Why? Most people think of a hurricane as the Pat O’Brien’s classic but to us, that super red, passion fruit and grenadine syrup mix is too cloyingly sweet. Our version is bright, fruity and tasty, without being too sugary. Plus, you can easily make this in bigger batches in advance, if you’re hosting a Mardi Gras party.

One of the classic New Orleans-style drinks is the Hurricane cocktail, a boozy, sweet drink that blends rum with fruit juice. Want to learn how to rim a glass with sugar for your Hurricane cocktail or other New Orleans drinks? Check out our easy to follow tutorial here.

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New Orleans Style Hurricane Cocktail

New Orleans-style Hurricane Cocktail

  • Author: Patricia Beets
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x



2 oz dark rum

2 oz light rum

1 oz Galliano

3 oz Fresh orange juice

4 oz unsweetened pineapple juice

2 oz passion fruit juice (or nectar)

2 oz fresh lime juice

2 oz simple syrup

Dash of Angostura bitters

Dell Cove® Forest Green cocktail rim sugar for garnish

Fresh pineapple for garnish

Maraschino cherries for garnish



Add a tablespoon of the green sugar to a shallow bowl. Run the edge of a cut lime or lemon around the rim of a hurricane style cocktail glass and dip into the sugar. Fill the glasses with ice and set aside.


Pour the dark and light rums, Galliano, orange juice, pineapple juice passion fruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup and bitters into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover and shake vigorously until shaker is well chilled. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass glass and serve.

Buy Dell Cove® Forest Green cocktail rim sugar here