Mardi Gras came early this year!  

By Corey Williams
February 01, 2019

Another month, another $1 drink deal.

If Applebee’s February cocktail sounds like it came straight out of the Big Easy, that’s because it did: Anyone who’s spent any time at all on Bourbon Street knows that the Hurricane is a New Orleans staple.

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The drink was born in the 1940s—when domestic liquor was in short supply, but Caribbean rum was plentiful. Restaurants needed to find a use for all the excess rum and, after experimenting with different recipes, the staff at Pat O’Brien’s settled on the passion fruit mixture we know today.

Applebee’s version consists of rum, passion fruit, orange, black cherry, and lime and is served in a 10-ounce mug.

The best part? Since Mardi Gras isn’t until March 5 this year, we get to enjoy the $1 drink for five extra days.

Let the good times roll!