Coconut rum combined with juices and fresh fruit takes warm weather relaxation to the next level. This coconut rum hurricane drink will have you wishing it was summer all year!
There's nothing like a cold and fruity cocktail to cool you off on a hot summer day.
How did the Hurricane Drink get its Name?
Like so many other delicious recipes, the original Hurricane can be traced back to New Orleans.
While you may be familiar with this drink of the day from cruising or other tropical locations, it got its start in the French Quarter at Pat O'Brien's bar just a stone's throw from Bourbon Street.
The name of the drink points back to the gulf coast city, where hurricanes are frequent and even the special glass mimics old hurricane lamp shades.
So that's your history lesson. Now, we drink!
✨ Here is why this recipe is amazing:
- Easy to make cocktail for beginners
- Refreshing on a hot day
- Classic recipes to make in large batches for a group
🍍 Ingredients Needed
For this simple hurricane cocktail recipe, we're going to use the following grocery items.
If you have authentic hurricane glasses, go ahead and use them. That said, a plastic cup works just as well.
- 2 Shots Coconut Rum
- 1 Shot Triple Sec (or fresh orange juice for less alcohol)
- 6oz Pineapple Juice
- 2 Tbs Grenadine
- Ice Cubes
- Pineapple Slices or orange slice
- Maraschino cherries
This versatile drink can also be made with passion fruit juice instead of pineapple or a combination of fruit juices.
You can also use light rum, or a combination of white rum and dark rum if you don't care for the coconut flavor. In fact, the first hurricane didn't use coconut at all!
If you don't have or want to use grenadine, the cherry juice from your jar of cherries is a great substitute.
Garnish with fresh pineapple, oranges, cherries or a lime wheel. Or all of the above!
📷 How to make a Coconut Rum Hurricane
Make this drink straight in the glass or use a cocktail shaker if you want to combine the flavors before pouring.
For a layered look, we'll add our ingredients straight to the glass.
First, fill a hurricane glass with ice cubes.
Pour in the coconut rum & triple sec and top it off with pineapple juice.
Using a cocktail spoon, give it a little stir.
Finally, add the grenadine by slowly pouring it onto the side of the glass. This will keep it from blending too much.
Garnish with pineapple slices, & maraschino cherries and enjoy!
📝 Frequently asked questions, answers and tips:
Parrot Bay Rum, Malibu Coconut Rum, and Bacardi Coconut Rum are all great choices. You don't need to go all out. Just pick your favorite and enjoy!
To make this recipe in a pitcher, combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher without ice and stir. When ready to drink, pour over ice and garnish as desired.
🍽 What to Serve with a Coconut Hurricane
Wondering what to serve with these great drinks? I do recommend having some good food on hand.
Here are a few easy recipes that would make a terrific addition to your party table.
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Next time you are planning a tropical celebration, this easy recipe will get the party started in no time!
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Coconut Rum Hurricane
- 2 oz Coconut Rum
- 1 oz Triple Sec or fresh orange juice for less alcohol
- 6 oz Pineapple Juice
- 2 Tbs Grenadine
- Ice Cubes
- 1 Pineapple Slice to taste
- 2 Maraschino cherries to taste
- First, fill a hurricane glass with ice cubes.
- Pour in the coconut rum & triple sec and top it off with pineapple juice. Using a cocktail spoon, give it a little stir.
- Finally, add the grenadine by slowly pouring it onto the side of the glass. This will keep it from blending too much.
- Garnish with pineapple slices, & maraschino cherries.
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