Best Hurricane Martini Recipe

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I turn the sweet, fruity and powerful New Orleans cocktail into a martini with my Hurricane Martini Recipe. You’ll be transformed into the  French Quarter with one sip of the familiar cocktail flavors. Laissez Les bons temps rouler!

Hurricane martini

The Hurricane Martini is a tantalizing twist on the classic Martini, infusing the elegance of the traditional cocktail with a burst of tropical flavors.

This cocktail embodies sophistication with a playful edge, boasting a vibrant hue reminiscent of a stormy sunset. Its essence lies in the fusion of light and dark rum, a splash of passion fruit juice, and a hint of orange liqueur. The result is a harmonious marriage of sweet and tangy notes that dance across the palate, leaving a lingering warmth with every sip.

Serve this cocktail chilled in a martini glass and garnished with a slice of orange or a cherry. The Hurricane Martini is a delightful indulgence that invites you to unwind and savor the richness of its tropical allure.

Hurricane Martini Recipe

Then, of course, the Hurricane Punch is the cocktail of New Orleans. Being from a small town, I was amazed when I visited New Orleans and found that you can buy cocktails on every street, like we have Slushy machines. You can publicly drink as long as the cocktail is in a plastic container. Get your mega-Hurricane cocktail and sightsee. There are plenty of sights to behold!

A Hurricane is a sweet, fruity cocktail with a lot of rum. It’s similar to a daiquiri and tastes like spiked Hawaiian punch. New Orleans bar owner Pat O’Brien developed the Hurricane to use his abundance of rum. He served them in hurricane lamp-shaped glasses; this cocktail caught on and has been a New Orleans favorite since the 1940s.

I wanted the same flavors but a more sophisticated feel for my martini. I used light and dark rum, orange juice, grenadine, and lemon in this martini and crowned it with an orange slice. You’ll enjoy this a Bahama Mama with similar flavors.

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Hurricane martini

Hurricane Martini Recipe

Enjoy the sweet, fruity and powerful New Orleans cocktail with my Hurricane Martini Recipe. Classic Hurricane punch flavors transformed into a martini! I used Captain Morgan’s spiced rum for the dark rum and a freshly squeezed orange juice with no pulp.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
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  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz grenadine
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • orange slices sliced very thin


  • Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker full of ice.
  • Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with thinly sliced orange.
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  • Top with thinly sliced orange and serve.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 57mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 16mg
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