I've been wanting for awhile to start posting drink recipes on this blog. I'm 23 years old, and although I live at home still (I know, I know), I do occasionally like to have a couple of drinks. My only problem is that I have a very sensitive palette that can't stand anything bitter or dry. So that rules out beer unfortunately. Apparently it's an acquired taste, but I've been trying to acquire it for several years now, and I still make a disgusted face when I drink it.
With beer (and any dry wines) out of the picture, my sweet tooth leads me to crave the fruitiest, girliest drinks imaginable. Usually I get vodka mixed drinks, but I've always been a fan of rum as well. So when Kevin suggested making hurricanes to go with our New Orleans themed dinner, I didn't hesitate to agree.
You will need:
- 2 oz light 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
*To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan, boil and stir until dissolved
We were unable to locate passion fruit juice in Wegmans, so I, being the college graduate with a degree in neuroscience that I am, suggested we combine the light rum and passion fruit juice and splurge on a bottle of Malibu passion fruit rum. It was delicious!
Squeeze half a lime into a shaker over ice. Add the rest of the ingredients, shake well. Strain into a hurricane glass and garnish with an orange and a cherry.
This drink is great. The recipe serves as a perfect starting point, and after you make it once you'll know how to change it the next time, if need be. You can adapt the recipe to make it stronger, weaker, sweeter, more tart, thicker...etc. I added a little extra grenadine to mine, and an extra splash of the lime juice.
If you have a favorite cocktail recipe or suggestions of what to mix up next, let me know in the comments!