The Hurricane glass is a glass tumbler which typically will contain 20 fluid ounces (600 ml).
It is used to serve mixed drinks, particularly the Hurricane from which it is named originating at Pat O’Brien’s Bar in New Orleans.
The bar allegedly started as a speakeasy called Mr. O’Brien’s Club Tipperary and the password was “storm’s brewin'”. In the 1940s, he needed to create a new drink to help him get rid of all of the less popular rum that local distributors forced him to buy before he could get a few cases of more popular liquors such as scotch and whiskey. He poured the concoction into hurricane lamp–shaped glasses and gave it away to sailors. The drink caught on, and it has been a mainstay in the French Quarter ever since.
The hurricane lamp shaped glass is typically taller and wider than a highball glass. Other drinks served in this glass include the Singapore Sling, June bug, Piña Colada and Blue Hawaii.