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Hurricane (original version)

Shake with ice.  Strain into a Hurricane glass filled with crushed ice.  Flag garnish.

Prep Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Category Sour
Tags 1933-1969 (Tiki to Martinis), New Orleans, Tropical
Proof 32
Strength 2.7 standard drinks
Glass Hurricane Glass
Temp Cold

The Hurricane started out as a rather simple sour.  Pat O'Brien invented it in the 1940's in order to use up a bunch of surplus rum he had to buy in order to buy Scotch (World War II caused shortages).  He mixed passion fruit syrup with citrus, added a healthy measure of rum and served it in a hurricane lantern shaped-glass.

Usually lemon juice is specified but I find lime works better for me.  Also, 2 oz of passion fruit syrup is too sweet for me so I have cut it back, though it does depend on which syrup you are using as they vary quite a bit in sweetness and acid profile.  Figure out your proportions with a couple of half size Hurricanes before you start making the biggies.

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