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Drink A Hurricane Cocktail During A Hurricane


Ok folks, it is hurricane season 2017 with Hurricane Harvey wrapping up and Hurricane Irma about to hit in Florida. The first thing I need to get out is here at JONGO we do not take lightly the plight and hardships or even injury and death that comes along with these massive and terribly destructive storms. Above and beyond that we are wishing, hoping and praying for every family or person negatively effected by these storms! That being said, here at JONGO, we have a few things we like to do to help you all cope. The first thing we do is to try and provide information on exactly how to help. The second thing we do is we like to try and provide a break from the stress and mayhem. The content of this article will largely be to that effect and we would like to give you a few Hurricane cocktail recipes that you can make and drink during a hurricane (please only drink alcoholic beverages if you are in a safe place).

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The Hurricane became popular at Pat O’Briens bar in 1940’s New Orleans. The story behind the drink says that it debuted during the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City and was named after the hurricane lamp-shaped glasses that the first drinks were served in (still known as a hurricane glass).

It is also said that O’Brien created the heavily rummed drink as a means to get rid of the large stock of rum his Southern distributors forced him to buy.

You can still get a great Hurricane at Pat O’Briens in NOLA or any of their other locations in the U.S. or you can make it at home with this recipe. I have done both and, beyond the atmosphere, it is the same great cocktail.

hurricane cocktailThe Original Hurricane Cocktail Tropical Rum Recipe

2 ounces light rum
2 ounces dark rum
2 ounces passion fruit juice
1 ounce orange juice
Juice of half a lime
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1 tablespoon grenadine

Squeeze juice from half a lime into cocktail shaker over ice. Pour the remaining ingredients into the shaker. Shake wellStrain into a hurricane glass. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

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Lightning Hurricane recipe

Pour all but the juices, in order listed, into a hurricane glass three-quarters filled with ice. Fill with equal parts of grapefruit and pineapple juice, and serve.

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Hurricane Irma Recipe

Pour gin, rums, amaretto, and triple sec into a hurricane glass with ice. Add equal amounts of grapefruit juice and pineapple juice until almost full. Top with grenadine to taste.

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Hurricane Harvey Recipe

1/4 oz light rum
1/4 oz gin
1/4 oz vodka
1/4 oz tequila
1/4 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1 dash cherry brandy
3 oz sweet and sour mix
3 oz orange juice

Pour over ice into a hurricane glass, and stir. Garnish with an orange peel.

6% (12 proof)
Serve in: Hurricane Glass

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Hurricane, New Orleans Style Recipe

Combine all ingredients, mix well (shake or stir). Pour over crushed ice in hurricane glass. Best enjoyed through a small straw. Garnish with fruit wedge if desired.

16% (32 proof)
Serve in: Hurricane Glass

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Hurricane With CAPTAIN MORGAN™ Original Spiced Rum

0.75 OZ CAPTAIN MORGAN™ original spiced rum
0.75 OZ CAPTAIN MORGAN™ white rum
2 OZ Passion fruit juice
1 OZ Orange juice
Juice of half a lime
1 TBSP Simple syrup
1 TBSP Grenadine
Orange slice and cherry for garnish

Add captain morgan™ original spiced rum, captain morgan™ white rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup and grenadine into a shaker. Shake and pour into crushed ice-filled hurricane glass or other specialty glass. Garnish with orange and cherry.

Stay Safe

Those should be enough to help you to wet your whistle for this rough and tumble hurricane season. Again please only drink alcoholic drinks if you are in a safe location. To those of you struggling for your property, family and for your lives our thoughts, hearts, and prayers are with you.

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