Fog Cutter

When Fog is thick as pea soup you need a fog cutter to help get you through. Trader Vic (Victor Bergeron ) had opened up his saloon (Hinky Dinks) in Emeryville, CA in 1932. Two years later he began experimenting with cocktails and went on a South seas adventure where he embraced the Tahitian culture and after arriving back to the states, his direction was clear, to inject the spirit of the islands into our everyday lives, thus Trader Vic’s was born. One of the drinks he made famous was the Fog Cutter which is of course made with Rum, brandy and gin and in my book is a winner, and easy to make even a child could do it. A great summer cocktail to serve at your next barbecue or party. Try and let me know how you like it.

God bless & Cheers,Fod Cutter

John Apodaca

Fog Cutter

2 oz of Puerto Rican Rum (Ron Merito, Boca Chica or Brugal)
1 oz of brandy
1 oz of fresh squeezed orange juice
2 oz of fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz of orgeat ( almond syrup )
Sherry wine float

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into a tall glass with crushed ice and add sherry wine float, serve with a straw.