Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hurricane Cocktail at Pat O'Brien's, New Orleans

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.

 Indoor bar.

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:

Pat O'Brien's
718 St Peter St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Tel: (504) 525-4823

Disclaimer: The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from this bar for writing this review.

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