Mardi Gras might be a winter festival, but the Hurricane is delicious all year round. My special twist is making it a passion fruit hurricane recipe. I love sipping on one of these at a backyard barbecue or a trip to the farm... Your guests are going to love it too!

Mardi Gras, a festival known for its vibrant colors, lively parades, and delicious Creole cuisine, is all about celebrating with flair. I mean, what else are you going to do right before Lent? There’s no better way to get into that festive spirit than with a really good cocktail (get some of my favorite cocktail recipes here). The Hurricane is a classic concoction where the sweetness of fresh juice balances out bold spiced rum. It’s not too boozy, so you can definitely enjoy more than one.

Why is it called a hurricane cocktail?

One of the most interesting parts of a Hurricane cocktail is the glassware. Traditional hurricane glasses were originally inspired by the shape of the hurricane lamp, a type of lantern whose flame wouldn’t go out in strong winds. Of course, you can use whatever type of glassware you like or have on hand, but the Hurricane glass definitely adds some fun, flair. Plus, it’s a built-in conversation piece!

Tantalize your taste buds and take a trip to the French Quarter without leaving your dining room. 

This month is all about Mardi Gras recipes at my house. For your own menu, start things off with a delicious main dish like my Eggplant Parmesan, Mom’s Homemade Lasagna with Sunday Gravy, or my Braised Short Ribs in Red Wine. For something a little more shareable, try your hand at my Po-Boy-Shrimp Sliders or Baked Crab Cake Bites with homemade remoulade sauce. For dessert? A beignet tower for Mardis Gras entertaining with my Classic New Orleans Beignets, easy caramel sauce, and classic homemade hot fudge sauce recipes is sure to hit the spot. And make sure to check out my best Mardi Gras recipes for even more fun menu ideas!

Yield: Makes one drink
Passion Fruit Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

Passion Fruit Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min
Passion fruit has a delicately sweet flavor that lends itself perfectly to a hurricane cocktail recipe. Try this one for Mardi Gras and break out the recipe again this summer—trust me. Cheers!


  • Optional garnish: Orange slice
  • Optional garnish: Maraschino or Luxardo Cherries


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine both rums, lime juice, orange juice, passion fruit puree, simple syrup, and grenadine. Add ice and shake until well chilled.
  2. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with crushed ice. I like to use an actual hurricane glass, which also works well with my favorite pina colada recipe! Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry!
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February 04, 2024 — Mary DiSomma