Non-Alcoholic Hurricane Recipe: How to Make a Hurricane Mocktail
Are you looking for a delicious drink for your next gathering without the alcohol? If so, our Hurricane mocktail will have you feeling like you're in the tropics!
The combination of sweet fruit juices and smooth rum in this non-alcoholic hurricane recipe will have you reaching for it all summer long. It's impossible not to have a good time while sipping on this fruity drink with its classic red color.
Our hurricane mocktail is perfect if you want a delicious drink without the alcohol. Our recipe will give you the same fruity hurricane taste without any of the side effects.
History of the Hurricane
This popular cocktail has its roots in the French Quarter of New Orleans. During World War II, whiskey was hard to get, so rum was what many bartenders had to work with.
Rum didn't have the best reputation during this era. People saw it as cheap alcohol and rarely requested it in their drinks. This meant that liquor distributors had a lot of rum that they needed to get rid of.
Louis Calligan, a bartender at Pat O'Brien's bar on Bourbon Street, was one of the bartenders left with more rum than he knew what to do with. Knowing he had to use it, he dreamt up the hurricane cocktail with the rum he had on hand.
This cocktail has a unique flavor profile with its sweet and tart ingredients. Fussionola, a sweet passion fruit-flavored syrup, gave this cocktail its tropical flavor. Lemon and rum finished the original recipe out.
Culligan published his recipe in a 1956 Cabaret Magazine, and the rest is history! The drink was a hit and soon became the official drink of New Orleans.
This lively drink got its name from the glass Culligan used to put the drink in. An authentic hurricane cocktail comes in a large, curved glass that looks like a hurricane lamp.
Have you made a trip to New Orleans to enjoy an authentic hurricane? If so, you'll find these drinks in plastic to-go cups.
The Mystery of Fassionola
Fassionola was born in the 1930s by master cocktail maker Don Beach. This mixologist grew up in New Orleans and used this syrup in many cocktails. Not one to give up his secrets, the recipe for fassionola went with Beach to his final resting place.
The name of this red syrup gives some clues to its secret ingredients. Many people think the double "s" in the name refers to passionfruit. Others swear that Fassionola tastes just like Hawaiian Punch.
In the 1950s, bar mixer company Jonathan English Co. decided to try their hands at replicating this tropical syrup. They made a version of this flavor enhancer using a 1956 recipe that they had found. Since going out of business, fassionola fell out of popularity for a time.
Today, fassionola is difficult to find, which adds to its mystery. Many bartenders have tried mixing their own syrup to get the classic taste in their drinks.
Although you can't find fassionola, a few companies have put their own spin on the recipe. This vintage syrup is making a comeback in bars across the country.
The Dark History of Rum
Back in the 1600s, Europeans used the island of Barbados to grow sugar cane, a valuable export. The process of making sugar left behind a lot of molasses.
Enslaved people working on the sugar plantations started to distill this molasses. The result was an alcoholic drink known as rumbuillion or "kill devil" because of its strength.
By the late 1600s, word had spread about this alcohol, and its popularity in North America rose. The colonists in New England could get rum faster and cheaper than the alcohol coming from their native England.
Soon, they decided to import molasses and start making rum themselves. Boston, Massachusetts, was home to the first rum distillery in the thirteen colonies. Before long, the colonies had perfected distilling rum and produced a lot of this spirit.
The history of rum does have a dark side. From the 1600s to the 1900s, trading between Europe, Africa, and the Americas was booming. This loop was called the triangle trade because of the shape it made between the locations.
Here people traded things like sugar, molasses, and rum. Forced from their home, enslaved people were traded in the Americas and West Indies to harvest the sugar needed for rum.
By the 1800s, Irish and Scottish immigrants coming to America brought a new type of knowledge. They could turn the easier to grow wheat into whiskey. Whiskey quickly overcame rum as being the alcohol of choice in America.
Today, rum is making a comeback. If you enjoy the taste of rum but not the alcohol, we've got the product for you! Our Biscane rum alternative will give your mocktails the taste of rum with no alcohol.
Non-Alcoholic Hurricane Recipe
These fruity drinks combine several types of juices to get to the sweet final result.
- 4 ounces Biscane rum alternative
- 2 ounces passion fruit juice
- 1 ounce orange juice
- ½ ounce grenadine
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- ½ medium lime, juiced
- orange slice and maraschino cherry for garnish
- hurricane glass
- mixing glass
Non Alcoholic Hurricane Drink Recipe Steps
- Fill your hurricane glass ¾ of the way with your ice.
- Take half of the lime and squeeze the juice over the ice.
- Add ice to the shaker.
- Add the passion fruit and orange juices, grenadine, Biscane, and simple syrup to the shaker. Shake until the mixture is well chilled.
- Strain into the prepared hurricane glass.
- Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.
- Enjoy your mocktail!
Are you looking to serve this refreshing virgin mocktail at your next party? Go ahead and mix this drink ahead of time. Hold off on adding ice until you are ready to serve this mocktail.
If you don't have any simple syrup, you can make your own in no time! Heat one cup of water on the stove until it is simmering, add the sugar, and stir until a syrup forms. Let your simple syrup cool and use it in your favorite drinks.
Don't be afraid to get creative with the juices you use. For a tangier flavor, try substituting pineapple juice for orange juice.
If lime isn't your thing, give lemon a try. The original Hurricane mocktail recipe called for two ounces of this tart ingredient. Squeeze half of the lemon over the ice and top your drink off with a lemon peel garnish.
If you enjoy a bubbly beverage, cut the Biscane in half and replace it with two ounces of your favorite seltzer. Experiment with seltzer flavors to further customize your drink.
Are you having trouble finding passion fruit syrup? Your best bet is to order it online. You can also use passion fruit juice in a pinch, which you can find in specialty grocery stores.
Hurricane Mocktail Variations
There are many different ways to make this tropical cocktail. Don't be afraid to experiment with the flavors of some of these variations.
This hurricane variation adds a healthy dose of lemon seltzer to the ingredient list. Orange juice and grenadine don't make the cut in this variation. The lack of grenadine keeps the end result less sweet than the original.
This delightful variation combines the popular daiquiri drink with the hurricane. Mix passion fruit juice with rum and lime juice to make this variation. Serve this cocktail over ice and add an orange peel for a pop of color.
For a sweet and citrusy drink, mix yourself up a hurricane sunrise. Combine the orange and pineapple juice with grenadine for a fruity base. Tequila and rum give this cocktail its kick.
Category Five Hurricane
If you are looking for a little more or a tropical feel to your drink, give this variation a try. Keep the ingredients for an original hurricane the same, but add in two ounces of banana liqueur. You'll feel like you're on vacation when enjoying this drink.
Another one of Don Beach's masterpieces, this is another cocktail that showcases rum. Rum blends together with orange curaçao and sweet almond-flavored orgeat syrup. A sprig of mint and wheel of lime garnishes this classic cocktail.
Have a Blast Making and Sipping Your Seir Hill Cocktails!
You don't need to be at a Mardi Gras celebration to make up a pitcher of these fun drinks! Our non-alcoholic hurricane recipe is a great option any time.
Next time you want to whip up a hurricane mocktail, make sure to use our Biscane rum. You'll get the sophisticated taste without any of the guilt.
Order a bottle of any of our alcohol alternatives to have on hand for all your favorite mocktails!