The first day of spring arrived, along with cold temperatures and wet snow. Hmm. It was so warm last week. Never mind because this is just the last bit of winter's protest at leaving. The tulips are coming up and the temperatures will rise next week. Let's celebrate.
A classic hurricane is a rum based cocktail with orange, passion fruit and grenadine or simple sugar syrup. I had plenty of oranges on hand but I swapped out the passion fruit for some plump fresh blueberries instead.
Since I was going blue, I used a blue curacao instead of a standard triple sec but the flavor is the same. And now I had a tall, cool, fruity, garnished drink in my lovely hurricane glasses. Welcome spring. Cheers!
Blue Hurricane Cocktail
Prep Time: 7 Minutes
Ingredients (1 Cocktail)
- 2 oz. Spiced rum
- 2 oz. Orange juice
- 1 oz. Blue Curacao
- 1 oz. Lime juice
- 1 - 1 1/2 oz. Simple syrup (depending on how sweet your fruit is)
- 1/4 Cup blueberries
Add the rum, orange juice, blue curacao, lime juice, simple syrup and blueberries to a cocktail shaker.
Muddle the blueberries well with either a cocktail muddler or a wooden spoon. Fill with ice, shake well and pour through a strainer into a chilled hurricane glass. Garnish with a wedge of orange and a maraschino cherry, if desired.
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