Drink Recipes: Get In The Mardi Gras Spirit With These “Hurricane” Recipes From Camarena Tequila, Cruzan Rum & Southern Comfort

I’m sure I’m probably not the only one who was unclear of the significance of “The Hurricane” cocktail and how it’s linked to the city of New Orleans so I knew I had to do some research before posting these delicious ”Hurricane” recipes from Camarena Tequila, Cruzan Rum, and Southern Comfort. And believe or it not, but there’s actually a pretty cool story behind the creation of the “Hurricane.”

According to Wikipedia, the drink was created by New Orleans tavern owner Pat O’Brien. Apparently O’Brien had to work his way up the liquor totem pole which started at rum before he could purchase scotch and whiskey. So he created this new drink concoction we now call the “Hurricane,” put it in hurricane-lamp shaped glasses, and gave it away to sailors. And as a rum lover I have to admit that I’m a little upset at the fact that rum was just given away like that, but at the same time I really wish I was one of those sailors. Well, now that you’ve got a little background info you can now decide which one of the drink recipes below is your perfect “Hurricane.”

Cruzan 9 Voodoo Hurricane (Pictured Above)


1 Part Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum

1 Part 151 Proof Cruzan Rum

1 Part Cruzan Vanilla Rum

3 Parts Orange Juice

3 Parts Pineapple Juice

1/2 Part Grenadine

1 Fruit Wedge (Of Your Choice)


Combine all ingredients in a shaker and mix well. Pour over crushed ice in a Hurricane glass. Garnish with a fruit wedge.

Jalisco Hurricane


2 oz Camarena Silver Tequila

1/2 oz Dry Vermouth

1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth

1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Italian Amaro

3 oz Ginger Ale

Mint For Garnish


Combine tequila, blanc vermouth, sweet vermouth, lemon juice and Italian amaro in a highball glass. Mix well. Fill glass to brim with ice. Top with ginger ale and stir gently with a bar spoon. Garnish with mint.

Southern Hurricane


1.5 oz Southern Comfort

1.5 oz Sweet & Sour Mix

1.5 oz Orange Juice

1.5 oz Pineapple Juice

Splash Of Grenadine


Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into hurricane glass and garnish with cherry and orange.