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Hurricane Cocktail

Let the good times roll with a New Orleans classic

Instead of choosing a side for this year’s Super Bowl, we’re going to tip our hats to the host city, New Orleans, with this classic Big Easy classic cocktail, the Hurricane. Originating in the 1940s, the Hurricane started as a creation of tavern owner Pat O’Brien as a way to get rid of the cases of rum his distributors required him to buy in order to get access to more popular scotch and whiskey. With its combination of fruit juices, grenadine, and a combo of rums, this drink may taste fruity but it packs a punch and quickly became a mainstay in the French Quarter of New Orleans. If you visit, you can still get one at the famous Pat O’Brien’s bar, but there’s no reason you can’t make your own at home! Since you can double, triple, even quintuple the recipe so easily, it’s the perfect crowd-pleasing drink to serve up for the Super Bowl. As they say in New Orleans, laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll!


Laura Davis

Homemaker, Food Blogger, Homebrewer

Laura Davis from Tide and Thyme

I love my life at the beach with my little family, here on Maryland's Eastern Shore. I try to cook from scratch as often as I can, and really take pride in my accomplishments in the kitchen.

Even with 2 little ones running around, Laura prides herself in continuing to put handmade, home-cooked food on the table. As the blogger behind Tide and Thyme, she creates seasonally-inspired, from-scratch recipes using the bounty of what comes from the land and sea of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where she lives. Her recipes are creative and unique while still being approachable and you can tell that she puts a whole lotta’ love in everything she makes. If we learn one thing from Laura, it’s that homemade is always better so skip the takeout and store-bought and make something yourself!

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How to Make Your Own Grenadine

Skip the syrupy store-bought grenadine that's just corn syrup with red food coloring and make your own easily with just pomegranate juice and sugar.

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