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Tropical Hurricane Cocktail

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This month’s Food ‘n Flix Challenge is the movie Runaway Bride. I was inspired to create a Tropical Hurricane Cocktail based on the wedding party scene in the movie that has a tropical theme with lots of lei’s and pineapple. There is a lot of reference to eggs in this movie and I wanted to do something a little different. The Hurricane is a delightful cocktail for those of us who like a little fruit and sweetness to our adult beverages. This one isn’t too sweet so it appeals to a wider audience than a Pina Colada would and it’s a great option to serve at a party.

I’ve watched Runaway Bride a number of times over the years. It was fun to watch it again to gain inspiration for this challenge. While I struggle that every man that meets the “Runaway Bride” falls madly in love with her and proposes, it’s still a funny movie and enjoyable to watch. We discover she runs because she’s never really figured out who she is. She doesn’t know what she likes and what makes her happy. She tends to focus on making everyone else around her happy. In the end, she tackles finding out who she is and makes decisions that will make her happy. During her wedding party, there is a scene where friends and family toast the couple. It turns into a bit of a roast for the bride and I think she would appreciate having one of these drinks on hand!

Tropical Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

Tropical Hurricane Cocktail

Tropical Hurricane Cocktail

Yield: 2 servings

Tropical Hurricane Cocktail


  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • 1 oz. Amaretto
  • 6 oz. pineapple juice
  • 6 oz. orange juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 dash Grenadine syrup
  • optional garnish: orange slice, pineapple slice, maraschino cherry


Combine all ingredients except Grenadine syrup in a cocktail shaker or pitcher. Mix well. Pour into two Hurricane glasses and top with a dash of Grenadine syrup. Garnish as desired.


Spiced rum is a delicious alternative for the light rum.

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This month’s edition of Food ‘n Flix is hosted by Fix Me A Little Lunch with her pick, Runaway Bride.

If you don’t have time to join us this month, but would like to join next month, pick up a copy of Coco since that is the April flick pick as chosen by our next hostess, Culinary Adventures with Camilla

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