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Scott’s Sips: The Hurricane

Photo by Scott Figatner | Hatchet Photographer

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Scott Figatner.

While you enjoy the warm, post-hurricane weather, whip up a cocktail fit for a tropical storm. The Hurricane was invented by New Orleans tavern owner Pat O’Brien in the 1940s. O’Brien served the cocktail in a glass that resembled a hurricane lamp, hence the name. I’ve taken the complicated cocktail, simplified it and made it affordable for the average college student. This drink may get you inebriated before you get inundated, soused before you get doused and wiped out before you get washed out.


• ¼ lemon, juiced
• ½ lime, juiced
• 1 shot sugar
• 1 shot water
• 2 shots cranberry juice
• 2 shots pineapple juice
• 2 shots watermelon juice (squeeze chunks of watermelon)
• 1-1½ shots/1½-2 ounces of light rum to taste (Bacardi)
• Garnish: watermelon chunk, lemon slice, lime slice

Lemon-lime simple syrup:

In a small saucepan, bring the lemon juice, lime juice, water and sugar to a boil. Transfer to a small bowl and place over ice water to cool. Pour the syrup into a glass for mixing.

Mixing the Cocktail:

Add the cranberry, pineapple, watermelon juice and rum. Stir or shake vigorously with ice and pour into a serving glass, leaving the ice in or out. Make a cut in a watermelon chunk, a lemon slice and a lime slice, and use for garnishing the glass.


For parties, multiply the recipe and hold in a pitcher to serve with pre-cut garnishes. You could also create the mix and leave out the rum for people to add to their own taste.

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