The Fogcutter

A tiki drink that may leave you in a fog.
2 oz Puerto Rican Rum (Light)
1 oz Brandy
12 oz Gin
2 oz Lemon juice
1 oz Orange juice
12 oz Orgeat
12 oz Cream Sherry (or other sweet Sherry, as float)
Add all ingredients, except sherry, to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake hard and strain into a highball or Tiki glass filled with ice. Float the sweet sherry on top.
There are a lot of variations of this drink. While sherry is traditional, a cherry brandy (such as Cherry Herring) float, is a popular variation. Some versions sub equal parts lemon and lime for lemon. Some swap out the brandy for Pisco. Some swap the light rum for gold rum.
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1 Comment

Zachary Pearson's picture

Cleaned this up a lot. It now

Cleaned this up a lot. It now conforms to the original recipe quoted in Beachbum Berry Remixed. Kaiser Penguin has a good comparison of the various Fogcutter recipes floating around the Internet, but basically says that the orange juice is the dangerous part of this drink and the goal is to get it into balance with everything else. Some of the many variations are noted in the Notes section.