Hurricane Cocktail

This tropical hurricane cocktail will have you feeling like you’re on a Caribbean island. Light & dark rum combine with orange and pineapple juices to make a refreshing fruity drink with a punch.

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Well, Mardi Gras has passed but the Florida Keys are beckoning soon and the “Conchs” love a good hurricane down there. No, not that kind of hurricane! Just the kind with lots of rum in it!

If you’ve ever been to the Keys, they are laid back and tropical. It never fails to amaze me that I feel like I’ve traveled far from the mainland and somehow arrived on a Caribbean island. Tropical drinks are the order of the day there. Refreshing cocktails such as Mango Pina Coladas, Sea Breeze and, of course, this rum punch. This punch is full of all those island flavors like fresh orange juice, pineapple juice, a little pomegranate grenadine syrup and, of course, several kinds of rum!

Where did the Hurricane Cocktail come from?

The cocktail is said to have originated in the French Quarter of New Orleans at the iconic Pat O’Brien’s Bar. History says that, in order to obtain whiskey for his customer, Pat O’Brien had to purchase extra rum. In order to use this rum up, he concocted a drink that is today known as the Hurricane. And it’s called a Hurricane because the tall glass it was served in looked like a hurricane lamp. Who knew?

Hurricane cocktail for two overhead

Easy steps to make a delicious Hurricane.

Hurricane ingredients

Gather ingredients. There’s light and dark rum, amaretto, pineapple and orange juices and a little grenadine syrup.

adding orange juice to shaker

  1. Start by pouring orange juice and pineapple juice into shaker.

adding rum to cocktail

  1. Add rums which give this cocktail just the right punch. Top with some grenadine for the sweetness and color.

pouring hurricane into glass

  1. Shake then pour into a tall glass filled with crushed ice.

Hurricane closeup tall

Top it with a slice of orange or pineapple and enjoy. Word of warning though, this drink sneaks up on you with its potency so just relax and take them slow and easy.

Love cocktails? Here’s more 5 0’clock deliciousness.

Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail – a simple cocktail full of fresh strawberries, tangy lemonade and a touch of strawberry vodka. 

Island Breeze – based on a Sea Breeze, this cocktail substitutes blood orange for grapefruit juice and adds Cointreau for a delicious orange flavor boost. 

Pineapple Coconut Mojito – A tropical mojito with a little more “island” feel. Coconut water, pineapple juice and sparkling lime water for a light, cool, refreshing drink. 


Hurricane cocktail square


A fruity cocktail that will transport you to the islands. Light & dark rum combine with orange and pineapple juices to make a refreshing colorful drink with a punch.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Linda Warren



  • 2 oz light rum
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz Frangelico or Amaretto
  • 1 oz grenadine syrup
  • Crushed ice



  • Combine all ingredients except ice into shaker and give a good shake. 
  • Fill glasses with ice and pour in hurricane. Garnish with a slice of orange or pineapple.


This cocktail can be made with store bought grenadine or you can make your own. The homemade version is so much better than the bottled (read that as no high fructose corn syrup) and only takes about 25 minutes. 


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 187mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg




Hurricane Cocktail