The Pat O'Brien mix is a little different, and perhaps stronger, maybe even larger too?
In any case, sitting there at the outdoor marina on a hot day, it does hit the spot nicely along with a griled grouper sandwich !
Check out the Pat O'Brien recipie I found on the internet.
The drink known to most tourists in New Orleans is the hurricane. During celebrations (and celebrations seem to be every night in the New Orleans French quarter), tourists carry their "to go" hurricane drinks with them. In New Orleans, you can carry your drink out of a bar and down the street, even into another bar. Hurricanes are also the cocktail of choice during Mardi Gras, when thousands come to parade and party.
The hurricane was made famous by Pat O'Brien's French quarter bar. Other restaurants and bars now serve this drink but it has become synonymous with Pat O'Brien's. this signature cocktail is a potent fruit punch drink that is served in a special hurricane lamp glass in New Orleans. The drink was created during World War II, when liquor such as whiskey was in low supply and bar owners were forced to order large amounts of rum in order to get their quota of whiskey. Pat O'Brien's has become a tourist mecca, and the Pat O'Brien's Hurricane glass is one of the most sought-after souvenirs in New Orleans.
Hurricane Cocktail Recipe
1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
4 ounces dark rum
2 ounces passion fruit syrup
Orange and/or lime 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 and/or lime slices and a maraschino cherry.
Makes 1 serving.
Here are some pretty funny comments posted online about this drink, ha