Have you ever had a hurricane drink? You know, the drink in the signature glass with rum, fruit juice and syrup or grenadine?
That was started at a bar called Pat O'Brien's during World War II in New Orleans. And it is a signature drink of the city.
The most popular drink with visitors to the French Quarter may just be the sweet red Hurricane, served with a big old cherry and a juicy orange slice. This local libation was created with rum at Pat O’Brien’s bar during World War II when whiskey was hard to come by. The name for the drink came from the glass it’s served in that resembles a hurricane lamp. A perfect place to sip a Hurricane is still in Pat O’s legendary courtyard, overlooking the flaming fountain. You can find them elsewhere around the city as well, and most bartenders will be happy to mix you one. Also try the frozen varieties at drive-thru daiquiri stands and in the French Market. (Source)Kaitlynn and I had to try one for ourselves, so I sipped on the very strong drink outside on the patio and people-watched for a good bit - one of my favorite hobbies. I love getting to try a classic while having live entertainment!