Mardi Gras is never complete without a tradition Hurricane drink

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The creation of the passion-fruit relative of the daiquiri credited to New Orleans tavern owner Pat O’Brien. The bar allegedly started as a speakeasy called Mr. O’Brien’s Club Tipperary and the password was “storm’s brewin.’ 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 other whiskeys. 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.

Today, Molly Spirits puts a local spin on the hurricane by using local Colorado rums from Bear Creek Distillery.

Here’s the recipe if you would like to recreate it for your Fat Tuesday celebration:

Hurricane ingredients

2 oz. Light Rum (Bear Creek Silver Rum)
2 oz. Dark Rum (Bear Creek Cask Strength Rum)
2 oz. Passion Fruit Juice
1 oz. Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 TS Simple Syrup
1 TS Grenadine
Garnish: Orange Slice and Cherry

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