Big Batch Guava Hurricane Cocktail Recipe for Mardi Gras

Woo hoo! It’s Friday. We made it. And in my book, every hour is happy hour, so let’s get this party started! Today, as we wrap up our Mardi Gras celebration with a bang, we’re talking all about a big batch hurricane cocktail recipe! Get those pitchers ready, drink stirrers prepped and the ice made!

Okay, can you guys tell I feel about 99% better than I did a few days ago? Yep. 5 o’clock somewhere and I. Am. Here. For. It. These hurricanes were so good. You should know, though, a traditional hurricane cocktail has passion fruit, so just check out my note in the recipe section. For this, I rocked it with Guava juice because it’s what I could get my hands on. It was great. No harm, no foul, right?

And if you are from NOLA, I’m so sorry this isn’t a traditional hurricane cocktail! I’ll try next time to find passion fruit!

Okay, so, a hurricane is very strong, passion fruit or guava. It’s one of those cocktails you can’t really even tell how strong it is until it knocks you on your ass. So, as we were all enjoying our guava hurricanes, we started to water them down with club soda because…guys, they really will knock you on your butt!

The key to a delish guava hurricane cocktail is a mix of light rum, dark rum, and fresh lime juice and orange juice. The kind you actually squeeze. Not from the plastic little lime fruit thingy or Tropicana OJ. There’s a time and place for those things, but this ain’t it.

You can make this big batch cocktail ahead of time and let it meld in the fridge. Just mix it up again before serving and drop a whole bunch of ice in it. For any sweet, big batch cocktail I always leave a few bottles of club soda out so people can cut the sweetness. Just a thought to do the same for your guests so they can adjust to their preferences!

Happy Mardi Gras, fam! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Big Batch Guava Hurricane Recipe

Oh lordy, get ready for an epic Mardi Gras party with this big batch cocktail! Sweet on the surface, but deep down she’ll knock you on your butt! Cutting with club soda is always an option to slow it down!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine American


  • 67 oz guava juice
  • 1 750ml light rum
  • 1 750ml dark rum
  • 1 c fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 c fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 c simple syrup see notes
  • 3 tbsp grenadine see notes
  • club soda, optional, for serving


  • Combine all ingredients in a pitcher, stir and place in the refrigerator. If serving immediately, add ice and serve with club soda on the side. If not using fresh squeezed orange juice, see note about simple syrup and grenadine. 


If you are not using fresh orange juice, taste the cocktail prior to adding simple syrup and grenadine.
Keyword cocktail, happy hour, hurricane

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