When in Rome? How about when in New Orleans? The Hurricane powerful tropical drink will transport you to French Quarter during the first sip. Created in the 1940s, this super boozy rum-based concoction that will get the party started no matter where you are.
This recipe is definitely a Hurricane. It's so strong, it had a good taste, but way too strong for me. I am going to play around with the proportion and see how I can have a flavorful drink without so much liquor. Also, I think my hurricane glass is 14oz, so it's not enough liquid, even with ice to fill it. I'll let you know how it goes, once, I tweak it.
Passion fruit juice concentrate is widely available and can be bought for approx $10 a bottle on Amazon, which will make some 2 gallons of passion fruit juice. I freeze the concentrate into 1 oz cubes I can dilute in 7 oz water whenever it's time for a tropical drink...which in L.A. Is always.
If you're having trouble figuring out the simple syrup, you need to stick to Bartles and James.