Hurricane Cocktail for Fat Tuesday! What’s Fat Tuesday? Fat Tuesday is the traditional name for the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It is more commonly known as Mardi Gras, which is simply Fat Tuesday in French. It’s referring to the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. I’m more into the Mardi Gras aspect! So far this year, we have been extremely focused on eating healthy, but I love a good excuse to let loose just for a day! I’m not from New Orleans but I love the food and the culture! There’s something about the French Quarters that’s sexy and mysterious and I love Creole cuisine.
Happy Fat Tuesday!
Ali in the Valley
The Hurricane became popular at Pat O’Brien’s bar in 1940’s New Orleans, apparently debuted at the 1939 World’s Fair and was named after the hurricane lamp-shaped glasses the first drinks were served in. It’s said that O’Brien created the heavily rummed drink as a means to get rid of the large stock of rum his Southern distributors forced him to buy.
The Hurricane Cocktail for Fat Tuesday…
2 oz light rum (I use coconut rum)
2 oz dark rum
2 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz orange juice
juice of a half a lime
1 Tbsp simple syrup
1 Tbsp grenadine
orange slice and cherry for garnish
Squeeze juice from half a lime into shaker over ice.
Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
Strain into a hurricane glass.
Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.