Party Like It's Mardi — Applebee's Is Selling $1 Hurricanes This Month
Do you hear that? That's the sound of me and all of my friends stampeding to Applebee's to throw back a few of their new Dollar Hurricanes. Yes, the restaurant chain is back with a new Neighborhood Drink of the Month, and this time it's taking some inspiration from a classic cocktail that was popularized in New Orleans.
Dollar Hurricanes are closely modeled after the sweet alcoholic beverage originally created by Pat O'Brien in the 1940s, and they'll be sold at participating Applebee's restaurants in celebration of Mardi Gras. Applebee's rendition of the drink is served in a 10-ounce mug, and is a mixture of rum with passion fruit, black cherry, orange, and lime juices. And to really get you in the spirit of Mardi Gras — if you're not lucky enough to make it down to the Big Easy yourself — the cocktail comes with a feathered mask and decorative beads. Dollar Hurricanes are being sold throughout the month of February, up until the actual date of Mardi Gras, which is March 5.