Wreckers Hurricane Cocktail
120ml/4 ounces Wreckers Rum
60ml/2 ounces Passion fruit juice
30ml/1 ounce orange juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1 tablespoon grenadine
Garnish: Pineapple leaf or Maraschino cherry
Prepare a cocktail shaker half filled with ice,
Squeeze in the juice from the lime
Pour in the Wreckers Rum and the remaining ingredients into the shaker,
Jig it until the outside of the shaker tin becomes frosty.
Strain into your favourite glass/hurricane glass.
Garnish with a Pineapple leaf or cherries.
Serve and enjoy!
The History of the Hurricane
The creation of the passion fruit–coloured relative of the daiquiri is 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.