“Doc” Parks, San Diego, California, 2023

Dock Parks created this cocktail for Tiki Oasis in honor of Eugenie and Victor Kremer’s original catchphrase, “the thrill of the century,” which they used to describe their product Passionola in the 1930s and ’40s.


1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

1 ounce fresh canatloupe juice

1/8 ounce cinnamon syrup

1/2 ounce Passionola™ cocktail syrup

2 ounces Denizen 3-year aged white rum

1 ounce Denizen Vatted 100-proof dark rum


Shake lime juice, cantaloupe juice, cinnamon syrup, and white rum in a shaker tin with crushed ice. Pour into a Hurricane glass and top with crushed ice. Float with one ounce of 100-proof dark rum. Garnish with a cantaloupe ball skewered on a cocktail parasol.

Thrill of the Century cocktail


O’Brien, Cantrell, and Culligan, Pat O’Brien’s, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1942

Long-time bartender “Happy” Culligan from Pat O’Brien’s recommended using an aged gold rum from Jamaica, such as J. Wray or Appleton Estate today. O’Brien’s version of Hurricane Punch originally called for Passionola, then Jero’s Red Passion Cocktail mix. Add some grenadine if you want it RED…


2 ounces fresh lemon juice

2 ounces Passionola™ cocktail syrup

4 ounces gold Jamaican rum


Shake well with crushed ice and pour into a hurricane glass. Top with more ice if needed. Garnish with an orange slice and a red cherry on a wind-wrecked parasol pick.