Doctor Funk (Trader Vic)

Description
Jamaican rum, Club soda, Lime, Lemon juice, Herbal liqueur, Grenadine, Sugar
Ingredients
2 12ozJamaican rum (dark, or sub Martinique)
12ozLemon juice
14ozGrenadine
14ozHerbal liqueur, Pernod (or Herbsaint)
1 Lime
14tSugar
1ozClub soda (to top)
Instructions
Add everything over crushed ice in a shaker. Cut lime in half, juice it into the shaker, drop in shells. Shake and pour unstrained into a 12 ounce chimney glass. Top with club soda.
Notes
Ok, first: Vic calls this a punch. Second, I made this with an ounce of Plantation Jamaica 98 and 1.5 oz of St. James Hors d'Age - Vic probably had access to good rum. Third, I'm guessing this is a small lime. Fourth, it's sort of non-descript. Absinthe dominates.
History
There really was a Doctor Funk, who was famous in the South Pacific whose "fame has spread, not as a healer, but as a dram decocter...". Evidently the original was a "stiff drink of absinthe with lemonade or limeade". Frederic O'Brien, "White Shadows in the South Seas", 1920, pg. 171
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year1947
Created by"Trader" Vic Bergeron
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
ReferenceTrader Vic's Bartender's Guide (1947), pg. 363
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Zachary Pearson on 02/23/2014

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The comments in Notes pretty much nail it. (2 stars)

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