#CocktailHour: Watch – How to make a Tropical Hurricane in Salford
FoodTribe's weekly #CocktailHour will see us mixing up some classics, and some twists – This week, we're getting tropical with Salford Rum
If you're looking for a cocktail that's a little bit sweet, a little bit sour, a little bit fruity, and a little bit punchy (basically if you're feeling a bit indecisive, as I was when I made it) – have I got the drink for you.
It's a small twist on the Hurricane cocktail, traditionally made with a double serving of rum (light and dark), loads of fruit juices (lime, orange, passion fruit) and some added sweetness (grenadine, sugar syrup). The original was invented in the 1940s at family-owned bar, Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans.
Apparently it came about because there was a surplus of rum available at the time. It was easier to get hold of than whiskey or other spirits, so the bar started mixing up various concoctions, and settled on the Hurricane, which you can of course still try there today (they make more than 500,000 of them a year!).
I made my Hurricane (aka Tropical Hurricane in Salford) with Salford Dark Spice Rum. The rum is a celebration of the history, heritage and people of Salford Docks throughout the 1800s and 1900s. The Docks was the third largest port in the UK, and some of the imports at the time included rum, fruit and spices from the Caribbean. The Dark Spice rum has flavours of vanilla, coconut, burnt caramel and cloves, which goes really well with ginger beer or Coke, or adds a complexity to my Hurricane, taking away a bit of the sweetness, and adding some SPICE.
Also, how gorgeous is the bottle? It's illustrated by Manchester-based artist Dave Draws and is based on a 1900 map of the Salford Docks, with references to the Irish folk song 'Dirty Old Town', which was written about Salford.
Tropical Hurricane in Salford recipe
50ml Salford Rum Dark Spice
25ml lemon juice
25ml mango and passionfruit coulis
12.5ml sugar syrup
Lemon wheel for garnish
Add ice to your shaker.
Add all your ingredients (minus your lemon wheel garnish!)
Shake it, shake it real good.
Strain into a tall glass (or even better, a Hurricane glass if you've got one) filled with ice, and garnish with a lemon wheel.
Enjoy in the sunshine/rain!