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This frozen hurricane is the tropical and refreshing cocktail you are looking for this summer! This slushy drink is a blended version of the classic hurricane cocktail and takes only 5 minutes to make.
This frozen hurricane cocktail is just like the classic drink — but frozen! It’s perfect for Mardi Gras or a summer pool party.
What Is A Frozen Hurricane Drink?
Legend has it that the iconic Hurricane cocktail came from Pat O'Brien's Bar in New Orleans during the prohibition era. But now, you can find this cocktail all over New Orleans.
A classic hurricane cocktail is served on the rocks and is well-known for its fruity, punch-like flavors.
More recently, the frozen version, which is blended with ice, has gained popularity especially during hot summer months.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Tropical Escape: Transport yourself to a beachside paradise with each sip of this frozen hurricane drink. Its exotic blend of passionfruit, orange, and lime will have you feeling like you're lounging under swaying palm trees.
- Refreshing and Icy: The frozen texture of this cocktail adds a delightful chill to your summer gatherings. Say goodbye to the heat with this icy treat that will keep you cool even on the hottest summer days.
- Perfect for Parties: Whether you're hosting a poolside gathering or a tropical-themed soirée, this frozen hurricane is a crowd-pleasing drink that will impress your guests. It’s easy to make in a large pitcher for a group of people.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- White Rum: Use your favorite type of white rum. Some good options include Bacardi Silver, Captain Morgan Silver, Coconut Rum, or Citron Rum.
- Dark Rum: A combination of white and dark rum gives this drink some depth and richness. Myers Rum, Goslings Rum, Bacardi 151, or Captain Morgan Spiced Rum are excellent choices.
- Passionfruit Juice: Not all grocery stores carry passionfruit juice. You may be able to find some in the exotic juice section of a larger store, or you can easily order some online. Pineapple or mango juice work well as a substitute if needed.
- Orange Juice: Freshly squeezed orange juice or store-bought options work equally well.
- Lime Juice: Lime juice gives a little bit of vibrant tang. Go for freshly squeezed lime juice over the bottled kind.
- Grenadine: Grenadine adds some color and sweetness. If you prefer, you can use the juice from the maraschino cherry jar as a substitute.
- Simple Syrup: To make your own simple syrup, heat 1 cup of water mixed with 1 cup of sugar over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Let it cool before using it in the cocktail. You can also buy pre-made simple syrup.
- Ice Cubes: A large handful of ice cubes is essential to achieve the slushy and frozen consistency of the drink.
- Optional Garnish: For an added visual appeal, garnish your frozen hurricane with a slice of orange or a maraschino cherry.
How To Make A Frozen Hurricane
Step 1: Add the white rum, dark rum, passionfruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, grenadine and simple syrup to a blender.
Step 2: Pulse a few times, then blend until you get a smooth, slushy texture. Garnish and serve.
- Adjust the amount of rum. This recipe tones down the rum slightly compared to a classic hurricane (which has 4 oz of rum per drink!). Depending on your preference, you can either add a bit more rum, or reduce down the rum even more.
- Don’t overblend the drink. The idea is to have a frozen, slushy drink. If you blend the drink for too long, it will be very smooth, and turn into a watery liquid quite quickly.
- Use a high quality blender. For frozen drinks, a high power, excellent quality blender makes a difference. You won’t be left with large chunks of ice that were missed by the blades!
Classic hurricane drinks are served in hurricane glasses or poco grande glasses. However, you can use any type of cocktail glass you like.
Absolutely! Experiment with different types of rum to create your preferred flavor profile. Light, dark, spiced, or coconut rum can all add unique dimensions to the drink.
Yes, you can easily multiply the ingredients to make a pitcher of this drink. If necessary, blend the cocktail in batches, combining them in a large pitcher before serving.
Yes. Just leave out the rum and simple syrup (so it doesn’t taste overly sweet) for a mocktail version.