The creation the Hurricane a passion fruit-colored relative of a Daiquiri drink is credited to New Orleans tavern owner Pat O'Brien. In the 1940s, he needed to create a new drink to help him get rid of all of the less popular rum that local distributors forced him to buy before he could get a few cases of more popular liquors such as scotch and whiskey. He poured the drink into hurricane-lamp-shaped glasses and gave it away. The drink caught on, and it has been a trademark in the French Quarter ever since. It is a great drink that has enough flavor that you can use a less expensive run and it still tastes great. Great as a party drink on June 1st or mixes easily into batches.

2 oz. dark rum
1 oz. Passion Fruit Syrup
1 oz. fresh lemon juice (the original recipe) or lime juice (which I prefer)

In shaker glass with ice pour Rum, passion fruit syrup and citrus juice. Shake well and pour into a chilled hurricane glass. Garnish with a orange wedge and cherry.