There’s exciting news to share, just in time for the holiday seasons and National Philanthropy Day on Thursday (11/15) ~ Cruzan Rum has launched its newest expression, Cruzan® Hurricane Proof Rum, which will help raise funds for hurricane relief.

Touting a clean and smooth flavor and bottled at 137 proof, to acknowledge the wind speeds of a Category 5 hurricane, Cruzan Hurricane Proof is named in tribute to the resilience of the Crucians, or those who hail from our home island of St. Croix, as they’ve rebuilt and renewed following the devastation of last year’s hurricanes Maria and Irma. The expression is best enjoyed in our signature cocktail, the Cruzan Hurricane Hot Toddy (recipe below).

As part of Cruzan’s continued dedication to contributing to the Island Spirit Fund (established earlier this year), Cruzan Rum will donate $1 per case of Hurricane Proof sold, meaning every bottle purchased will provide aid and support to communities in need in the USVI and beyond.

Cruzan Hurricane Proof is now available nationwide with a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a 750mL bottle.


Cruzan® Hurricane Hot Toddy


  • 1 ½ part Cruzan® Dark Rum
  • ½ part Cruzan® Hurricane Proof™ Rum
  • ½ part lemon juice
  • ½ part cane syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Hot water


  • Prepare a mug by rinsing it with boiling water and pouring the water out.
  • Add the cane syrup and hot water and stir until dissolved.
  • Add remaining ingredients and more hot water and stir gently to combine.