Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Delicious Variations on a New Orleans Classic - The Hurricane!

Not only do we serve the best Cajun food at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we've also mastered quite a few New Orleans-style cocktails, including the classic Hurricane. As a matter of fact, after perfecting the recipe the bartenders at Shorty Pants Lounge came up with some delicious variations that are every bit as incredible as the original. 

Shorty Pants Hurricanes
If you are already a fan of the Hurricane, you're sure to enjoy our New Orleans version. We highly recommend giving our others a try too. The all contain rum and fruit juices like you'd expect, but also a few more ingredients that give each drink its own tasty twist. 

New Orleans Hurricane
Cruzan Dark Rum, Cruzan Light Rum, DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps, orange juice, pineapple juice, sour, and Shorty Pants Punch.

Rainbow Sherbert Hurricane
Cruzan Coconut Rum, DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps, and DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker all mixed with orange juice, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice. 

Spring Hurricane
Cruzan Dark Rum, Light Rum, Coconut Rum, Chambord, orange juice, and pineapple juice. 

Freedom Hurricane
Light Rum, DeKuyper Blue Curacao, Korbel Brandy, sour, orange juice, and Shorty Pants Punch. 

Hurricane History
The Hurricane is a sweet drink made with rum, fruit juices, and syrup or grenadine. One reason that this cocktail is so very popular in New Orleans is beause they were invented there.

In the 1940s, New Orleans tavern owner Pat O'Brien was looking for a way to get rid of some of the less popular rums on his shelf. Local distributors had forced him to include these in his order before he was able to get a few cases of the more popular liquors his customers preferred.

Once O'Brien came up with a mixture of the rums that he was happy with, he poured the new cocktail into a glass shaped similar to a hurricane lamp and gave it away to the sailors that came into his bar. The drink was a hit, and it has been a mainstay in the French Quarter ever since.

The name hurricane possibly came from the shape of the glass used to serve it. O'Brien's bar allegedly started out as a speakeasy, and the password to get in was "storm's brewin'." That fact also makes naming his drink after a storm very fitting!

Hurricanes are also incredibly popular in the Bahamas, but those are not made the same way as the New Orleans version. If you order a hurricane in the islands, expect a much different flavor. Their drink is made with coffee liqueur, 151 rum, Irish cream, and Grand Marnier.  

Not Your Only Option
Although we are extremely proud of the Hurricanes we serve at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant, they are far from your only option for a refreshing cocktail. A few other very popular rum drinks that are masterfully mixed behind our bar include Rum Runners, Pain in the A**, Pina Coladas, and freshly muddled Mohitos. We also serve an amazing Cajun Bloody Mary, carry an extensive selection of wines, and feature many different ice-cold beers, both on tap and in bottles. 

Then next time you're in the mood for a refreshing drink, an incredible lake view, and amazing food, head on over to our Lake of the Ozarks Cajun restaurant. We'll take great care of you! 

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