Daiquiri-Style Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

Tiki cocktails have a long and complicated history with roots in tropical locales from the Caribbean to the South Pacific. Most often made with some type of tropical fruit, these drinks have a way of transporting you to a sandy beach under swaying palm trees — even if you happen to be sipping one in the dead of winter miles from the shore. While tiki drinks were somewhat of a novelty when they grew in popularity in the 1940s and 50s, they've become much more accessible and easy to make at home thanks to advancements in shipping and market availability of fresh tropical fruit.

If you like drinking rum, there are a few cocktails that you just have to try. One of them is the Hurricane, a tiki cocktail which has a long history in the Caribbean and New Orleans where it morphed into the famous drink we know today. While the drink was once made with light rum, lime juice, orange juice, passionfruit juice, simple syrup, and grenadine, we worked with recipe developer Taylor Murray to come up with a fresh, daiquiri-style version of the drink, minus the syrupy sweeteners.

Gather the ingredients for a Hurricane

To make a Hurricane cocktail, start with your rums. "The best rums for a Hurricane may vary depending on taste, but for this recipe I went with a blend of white rum, to keep it light, and dark spiced rum, for that classic rum flavor," says Murray. You'll also need some fresh orange juice and fresh lime juice. The last ingredient is passion fruit puree. "The kind I used is slightly sweetened, but you can make your own using either fresh or frozen unsweetened passionfruit pulp and adding a touch of sugar," says Murray. Avoid passion fruit juice, which comes loaded with added sugar and skimps on flavor.

For garnish, a slice of orange and a small edible flower, such as an orchid, makes a nice final touch but isn't strictly necessary. "I chose to use crushed ice in this cocktail so I wouldn't have to shake it. You can crush ice at home using a clean kitchen towel and a mallet, or buy some nugget ice from Chick-Fil-A," Murray told us.

Ready the glass

Grab a rocks class and add the passion fruit puree to the bottom. Fill with as much crushed ice as will possibly fit.

Make the cocktail mix

In a mixing glass, stir together rums, orange juice, and lime juice. 

Pour mix over ice

Pour the rum mixture over the ice and top with garnishes. Serve this cocktail right away, and close your eyes as you drift off to a tropical island. As for pairing options, this cocktail goes well with appetizers like chips and dip, fresh fruit, and shrimp cocktail.

Daiquiri-Style Hurricane Cocktail Recipe
5 from 22 ratings
This daiquiri-style Hurricane cocktail will transport you to tropical shores with just one sip.
Prep Time
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Hurricane cocktail in glass
Total time: 5 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons passion fruit puree
  • 3 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce dark spiced rum
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1 ounce lime juice
Optional Ingredients
  • orange slice, for garnish
  • edible flowers, for garnish
  1. In a rocks glass, add passion fruit puree and top with crushed ice.
  2. In a separate glass, stir together the rums and juices.
  3. Pour the rum mixture over crushed ice. Garnish with slice of orange and edible flower.
Calories per Serving 315
Total Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 12.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
Total Sugars 5.2 g
Sodium 2.3 mg
Protein 0.8 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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