Thursday, May 1, 2008

New Orleans : a Hurricane City

A hurricane is an extremely sweet alcoholic drink made locally in New Orleans. It made from lime juice, passion fruit syrup, and rum.

Actually it is the most popular drinks among tourists who visit New Orleans.

Hurricane Drink was originate invented at Pat O'Brien's Bar in French Quarter, New Orleans. It was created during World War II, when the liquor such as whisky was in low supply and bar owners were forced to order larget mounts of rum in ordert o get their quota of whiskey.

Pat O'Brien's Bar is located at 718 St. Peter, into a historic building dating from 1791. The location features several bars as well as a large outdoor courtyard in the rear with iron tables and white and green clad cocktail servers. The bar is home to the original Flaming Fountain (in the courtyard) also a large Piano Bar with live local entertainers.

Hurricane Recipe ( 1 serving )

1 ounce fresh lemon juice
4 ounces dark rum
4 ounces passion fruit syrup
Crushed ice
Orange slice
1 Maraschino Cherry

- In a cocktail shaker, add lemon juice, rum, passion fruit syrup, and crushed ice; shake vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes and then strain into a tall glass or hurricane glass.
- Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.

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