When 42BELOW vodka created a summer cocktail for Shaggy’s 42nd birthday we decided to publish the recipe for four reasons:
1) We liked the instruction to shake the drink to tune of Boombastic (the one that has the Mr Lover Lover lyrics).
2) We like free vodka
3) If you can’t drink tropical cocktails in summer, when can you drink them?
4) We like free vodka
As you can tell, we’re deep thinkers here at Bar Zine.
42Below says the Hurricane Shaggy is a Jamaican take (albeit one with vodka rather than rum) on the classic Hurricane cocktail – so without further adieu, here’s the recipe:
- 30ml 42BELOW Pure Vodka
- 30ml orange juice
- 45ml pineapple Juice
- 10ml Monin Vanilla Syrup
- 10ml sugar syrup*
- 10ml lime juice
- 30ml passionfruit pulp
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients except the passionfruit pulp. Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with the passionfruit pulp and voila!
The result is a well balanced tropical fruit cocktail – and the passionfruit and vanilla syrup really lift the drink. My only tips after making this myself is to add a second shot of vodka (ie put in 60ml rather than 30ml) to give it a bit more of a kick and to only shake it to the first 10 to 20 seconds of Boomtastic – any more and your hands will stick to the shaker!
* You can make sugar syrup yourself by boiling a 50:50 mix of caster sugar and water. When it hits the boil, let it cool and it’s ready to use.