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Copycat Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Cocktail Recipe (Just Like New Orleans!)

If you’ve ever been to Pat O’Brien’s, then you know that ordering a New Orleans style Hurricane drink is an absolute must! The restaurant and bar is a must-do for fun and now you can enjoy the flavors of everyone’s favorite cocktail – at home. You don’t need to purchase fancy mixer and this easy Copycat Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane recipe will bring back all of your favorite memories.

How to make a copycat Pat O'Briens famous Hurricane Cocktail recipe - without mixer!

I have the BEST memory of hanging out with my Boyfriend (now my awesome Husband) and Sister – just drinking hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s Orlando City Walk location in 2009. We were enjoying the dueling piano bar so much that we didn’t even realize how many hurricane we were throwing back. In all of the photos, my tongue was red from the amount of grenadine I consumed.

Since we ordered all of our cocktails in the souvenir drinks (see above photo), we finally counted the drinks the next morning. Let’s just say we took home a few less than 10 glasses! I had an awful hangover headache the next day, but it didn’t stop me from wanting to make hurricanes again.

That’s how this Copycat Pat O’Briens Hurricane recipe came to life. I wanted to recreate the awesome memories and flavors of that evening. A traditional hurricane drink is sweet and served in a jumbo glass – you’re getting both light and dark rum. 

How To Make A Copycat Pat O’Briens Hurricane Cocktail

At all of the restaurant locations, they sell mixer that you can purchase. Don’t fall for that! You want to make it like their bartenders do, which will make all the difference in flavor. All of the ingredients come together, in your shaker, for a delicious drink.

Classic Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

CopyCat Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Cocktail Ingredients:

  • Light Rum
  • Dark Rum
  • Passion Fruit Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Grenadine
  • Garnish: Orange Slice and Cherry

Hurricane Cocktail Ingredients

Using Fresh Juice vs. Store-Bought For Copycat Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane

There are several juices that this recipe calls for. Squeeze your own lime juice, if you have the opportunity. There’s a big taste difference between fresh squeezed and store-bought. However, you can use regular passion fruit juice and orange juice. Passion Fruit Juice is harder to find in the store. I found the Welch’s brand at my local Walmart store.

Where To Find Classic Hurricane Glasses

Traditional Hurricane drinks are served in this tulip shaped glass. They’re a great glass to show off the cocktail and you want the larger size glass to hold the liquid. You can find traditional hurricanes glasses on Amazon – they’re a great addition to any home bar too.

Hurricane drink served in a traditional hurricane glass - copycat Pat O'Briens Hurricane Cocktail

Yield: 1 Classic Hurricane Cocktail

Copycat Pat O'Brien's Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

Classic Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

This Copycat Pat O'Brien's Hurricane cocktail recipe tastes just like the real New Orleans famous drink. No mixer required!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 Ounces Light Rum
  • 2 Ounces Dark Rum
  • 2 Ounces Passion Fruit Juice
  • 1 Ounce Orange Juice
  • 1/2 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Simple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Grenadine
  • Garnish: Orange Slice and Maraschino Cherries


  1. Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 479Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 3gSugar: 44gProtein: 2g

**Nutrition facts are calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.

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