Hurricanes and tropical storms form over large, warm bodies of water - just like the Gulf of Mexico - every year. Hurricanes typically form in the summer and fall with hurricane season officially running from June 1st through November 30th annually.
1. The Cocktail: This New Orleans drink made from rum and fruit juices was invented by Pat O’Brien in the 1940s. Interestingly, O’Brien only concocted it because he needed to get rid of a lot of excess rum. He even gave them away for free to visiting sailors. The drink is now a staple of Mardi Gras and Cajun-flavored parties across the country.