Hurricaña: An Updated Hurricane

A gimmick-free take on the classic Bourbon Street cocktail

Photo: Margaret Houston


    • 2 oz. Flor De Caña 7-year rum

    • 3/4 oz. Campari

    • 1/2 oz. Bols Genever

    • 1/2 oz. grenadine

    • 1/2 oz. strawberry-balsamic shrub (recipe below)

    • 1/2 oz. lime

    • 1/2 oz. orange juice

    • Red wine (Weed uses Olivares' Altos De La Hoya, but any red that delivers a big, fruity finish will suffice)

  • Strawberry-Balsamic Shrub

    • 2 cups strawberries

    • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

    • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar

    • 1 cup sugar


  1. Combine all ingredients except for wine in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake well. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice and float the wine on top.

  2. Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint, a grapefruit twist, or a maraschino cherry.

  3. For the shrub:

    In a saucepan, heat all ingredients together until sugar is dissolved.

  4. Remove from heat, cover, and let rest in a cool place for 24 hours. Then strain the strawberries from the mixture.

Cocktail recipe from Lucinda Weed of Sylvain in New Orleans, Louisiana