Smokestack Christmas Drinks!

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At Smokestack, we’re used to making everything cosy in our little sanctuary on Lower Briggate. Long nights are no stranger to us so having a few winter warmers that conjure up much-needed images of toasty fires are always welcome.  

Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing some of our suggestions for alternative Christmas Drinks you can make at home or, fingers crossed, enjoy yourself at Smokestack.


Our most popular signature cocktail at Smokestack is the Hurricane. It’s a New Orleans classic that delivers everything you want in a rum punch. The lip-smacking tartness from passionfruit and lime, soft sweetness from the pineapple, aromatics from pimento dram and a generous kick of rum.

In New Orleans, the Hurricane is the perfect cooler for that Louisiana humidity. Over here we are always chasing our infamously short summer and so need something for those colder nights.

You can check out more history on the Hurricane in our Cocktail Showcase here

Smokestack’s Hot Hurricane

  • 1ltr of pineapple juice
  • 500ml of your favourite rum (or rums)
  • 200ml Passionfruit syrup
  • 100ml Grenadine
  • 100ml Falernum
  • 1tsp allspice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole orange zest
  • 1 whole lemon zest

Build in a soup kettle or stockpot.
Heat until the spices are aromatic.
Serve in a toddy glass or mug.
Add a slice of pineapple or a wheel of lime

For more recipes this Christmas season be sure to follow our Instagram Page!