Are You Prepared for a Hurricane?
Here's everything you'll need. Go down the list, make sure you have it all.
Light Rum (I recommend Bacardi Light)
Dark Rum (I recommend Bacardi 151)
Passion Fruit Syrup (tough stuff to find. Try a liquor store, not your local supermarket)
Lemon Juice (I recommend fresh-squeezed)
Mix equal parts of light and dark rum with twice as much passion fruit syrup (maybe 2 oz. of each rum, then four oz. of the syrup). Add half as much lemon juice as one part rum (so, in our scheme, about 1 oz.). Shake it all over ice, pour into a glass (should be a hurricane glass, but go with what you've got). If you're really feeling fancy, garnish the drink with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry, skewered on a cocktail umbrella.
As stated, the passion fruit syrup can be tough to find. It's too late for the upcoming Ernesto, but in the future, you can order hurricane mix from Pat O'Brien's, the New Orleans bar that created the drink some 50 years ago. The bar's online gift shop is right here.
The end result should look something like this as far as color and glass shape (but I've taken out the parts that involve a blender, since, you know, we may have no power for a while).
Stay safe out there, but don't listen to those preachy TV reporters who whine about people having hurricane parties and hanging out on the beach as the waves get nasty. They're only complaining because nobody invited them to a party. Good luck!