Monday, May 28, 2012

Lundi: Recipes

The Hurricane is a Rue Bourbon staple that most locals know should be indulged in sparingly.  In fact, no one I know personally in NOLA goes to the bars for Hurricanes; they make them at home and often “put it in a go cup”.  The best recipe I know is from a restaurant, however: Pat O’Brien’s.  Established in New Orleans in 1933, Pat’s is the quintessential NOLA bar and well worth stopping by if you’re in town.  Order a Hurricane there and you’ll find that it tastes so good you’ll be tempted to drink half a dozen.  Trust me, though; stick to just one. 

This recipe makes one cocktail and, according to Roy F. Guste, Jr., is actually older than Pat O’Brien’s:

1 oz lemon juice
4 oz dark rum
2 oz red passion fruit cocktail mix or Hawaiian Punch (seriously)
Crushed ice
Orange slice and a cherry for garnish

Shake the lemon juice, rum and cocktail mix together and pour into a tall (preferably chilled) glass with crushed ice.  Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.  Serve with a straw and enjoy.

Note: Add more lemon juice if you find the cocktail mix or Hawaiian Punch is too sweet for your taste.   Happy Memorial Day and bon appetite ~

Header: Pat O’Brien’s by Brad Thompson via Southern Comfort Gallery


Timmy! said...

Sounds a little too dangerous for me, Pauline. I think I'll just stick to beer or wine...


Pauline said...

We're both a little too old for too much of this. But, back in the day...