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A Hurricane for Ida

Written by Patti on November 10th, 2009
Because Nothing Beats a Fruity Drink

Because Nothing Beats a Fruity Drink

The rain and wind that a hurricane bring are never welcome.  They make driving or going anywhere a total bear.  Once, in Tampa, I catered a birthday party for my very special darling, John, in the middle of a hurricane.  And it was a pool party. We practically floated in the car to the party.  But party we did and John had a great birthday.

It seems as if Hurricane Ida has just been downgraded to a tropical depression. So you won’t be depressed, like Ida, I thought I would share the recipe for a hurricane drink. Because I am going to New Orleans for my birthday in February and I have Louisiana on the brain.

Traditional Hurricane Recipe:


  • 2 oz light rum
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 2 oz passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon grenadine
  • Garnish: orange slice and cherry

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a Hurricane glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

Enjoy with a piping hot bowl of gumbo or jambalaya.  And listen to some fun zydeco music. You can’t go wrong with some zippy zydeco. A couple of those hurricanes and you should be dancing your tail off! Click on the link below to get you moving to the music.

Zydeco Music

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez, y’all!

xoxo, Patti


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