During my visit to New Orleans, I tried the famous drink "Hurricane cocktail" at Pat O'Brien's bar. This bar established in the 1930s and located in the French Quarter, New Orleans.
My friend told me a little bit about the history of Hurricane cocktail. It is pretty interesting to know that due to difficulties importing Scotch during World War II, there were a lot supply of Rum coming into the Port of New Orleans from the Caribbean and bar owners were force to buy large amounts of rum. In 1940s, Mr. O'Brien began experimenting with the surplus rum and invented the Hurricane cocktail.
There are several bars - outdoor and indoor.
Flaming fountain in the courtyard.
Pat O'Brien's Hurricane - USD 8.00
It's made with 4 oz. of Pat O'Brien's Hurricane Rum blended with 4 oz. of Pat O'Brien's Hurricane Mix. It tasted refreshing, pretty sweet with fruity flavor but I could hardly taste the rum. Usually, it is served in a tall glass shaped like hurricane lamp. Voted Best Specialty Drink in New Orleans!
A country song from Alan Jackson that reminds me to this Hurricane Cocktail:
718 St Peter St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Tel: (504) 525-4823