Saturday, January 24, 2009

If life gives you Bacardi 151, make Hurricanes

I found Hurricanes quite by mistake. We were having dinner out with friends and they were the happy hour special (which, by the way, should be like 3 hours long-not just an hour). I ordered one and was in heaven. Yes, they are featured in the Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffet song, but I knew nothing about them. And now, that restaurant was closing (but might have been bought out and saved) and I can't find them at any other podunk restaurant in our immediate area. I looked on-line and found a couple different recipes. They only thing I knew about the recipe at the restaurant was passion fruit juice (another thing I couldn't find until the organic section at the grocery store was in full swing). We tried 3 versions at home the other night. One didn't cut it at all, the second was okay, but the third one was pretty good. Not good like the restaurant good, but good at home, good. It reminds me a the Mai Tai's we have in Mazatlan-which is like a vacation in my mind when it is 12 below zero again today-ugh.

I played with the recipe I found on-line as it was WAY too strong. Here is what I came up with:

1 oz light rum

1 oz golden rum

1 oz Bacardi 151

6 oz pineapple juice

6 oz orange juice

1/2 oz grenadine

Squeeze of fresh lime juice (not shown)

Fill cocktail shaker half full with ice. Pour in all ingredients and shake. Pour into hurricane glasses filled with ice. Garnish with lime slice. This made enough for the two of us.

I added a little of the passion fruit juice to mine as the Dude didn't really care for the taste.

Another note. We tried 3 recipes this night trying to find the balance, then made two more after hitting the right one. You should never have 5 cocktails in one night with that many shots of 151. My head was pounding the next day for most of the day-some lessons are just harder than others to learn.


Leslie said...

Ohhh..I feel a bit loopy just reading your post! I have had a few too many of these!
To answer your question on my class ring....I have no clue on how it ended up on the beach. He found it about 1 hour from my home. I cant imagine someone wearing someone elses class ring??!!!

noble pig said...

How are you feeling this morning after these? They sound delish.

Dawn said...

These do sound so good on a hot summer's night. I can't drink that much as I get older though. Even just 2 drinks, the next morning I am toast!

Spryte said...


(except the last time I was drinking hurricanes I poured fondue oil all over my hand!)