They got a alligator stew and a crawfish pie
A gulf storm blowin’ into town tonight
Livin on the delta’s quite a show
They got hurricane parties every time it blows
Mary Chapin Carpenter “Twist and Shout”
Being from Louisiana, I can tell you food, drink and Mardi Gras is king! And the drink of choice is the hurricane. The hurricane is a cousin of the daiquiri that was concocted during World War II to get rid of some extra rum by Pat O’Briens. It’s traditionally served in a hurricane glass modeled after the original hurricane lamp it was served in. This isn’t an exact replica as passion fruit juice is really hard to find here in Austin. So for the next best thing I present, The Austin Hurricane!
½ oz. Light Rum
½ oz. Dark Rum
½ oz. 151 run
1 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. orange juice
1 tsp. grenadine
2 cherries on a toothpick
Hurricane glass of ice
- Place rum, juices and grenadine into a shaker with ice.
- Pour into hurricane glass filled with ice and garnish with cherries.