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Course: Drinks
Keyword: Classic Hurricane Cocktail, Cocktails, Entertaining, Rum, Summer

Classic Hurricane Cocktail

Alton Brown's Classic Hurricane Cocktail Recipe
ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail
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  • 1/2 cup passion fruit pulp
  • 1/2 cup turbinado or demerara sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 fluid ounces dark rum
  • 2 fluid ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cups crushed ice, divided
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

Specialized Hardware

  • Fine-mesh sieve
  • Boston-style cocktail shaker
Alton Brown's Classic Hurricane Cocktail Recipe
ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail

Procedure

  • Strain the seeds from the passion fruit pulp with a fine-mesh strainer into a 2-quart saucepan. Add the sugar and water, then bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer until reduced to 1 cup of syrup, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool. Syrup can be made in advance and refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  • Fill a highball glass with 1 cup of the ice and set aside.
  • Combine 2 ounces of the passion fruit syrup, rum, lemon juice and remaining 2 cups of ice in a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake 5 to 6 times.
  • Strain into serving glass, add the bitters and enjoy. Paper umbrella or lemon twist optional.
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