How to Make the Best Hurricane Cocktail
While a good number of Hurricane recipes have a veritable laundry list of ingredients, the original recipe is incredibly simple, with just rum, lemon juice, and passion fruit syrup. The best rum to use is a good dark rum. Lemon juice is, of course, best when fresh-squeezed.
That leaves us with the passion fruit syrup. You can buy passion fruits and make a puree, but it's both insanely expensive and a massive pain in the ass. Thankfully, several companies make perfectly serviceable frozen passion fruit puree. I've found your best bets for finding it around town are at Asian or Hispanic grocery stores. All you have to do is let it thaw in the fridge for a couple of hours, then mix it with equal parts of water and sugar.
While Hurricanes are best with homemade passion fruit syrup, I understand if you aren't up to the task of finding puree. There are several bottled passion fruit syrups on the market. There are some decent ones on the market.
One of the best bottled passion fruit syrups out there is Finest Call Passion Fruit Puree. It was a bit of a surprise to me, considering Finest Call is most noted for making godawful neon yellow sour mix. However, Finest Call's passion fruit is one of the only ones on the market made with real passion fruit. If you want your Hurricanes to look the closest to the genuine article, Monin makes a red-colored passion fruit syrup. I've never seen it in person, but it is easily available online.
2 ounces lemon juice
2 ounces passion fruit syrup (recipe follows, or use bottled)
4 ounces dark Jamaican rum
Shake well with ice. Strain over crushed ice in a 24-ounce Hurricane glass or other very large glass. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.
Passion Fruit Syrup
Combine equal parts passion fruit purée, water, and sugar, stirring until sugar is fully dissolved. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days.