Not too much is said about this famous Tiki drink and both Don the Beach Comber an Trader Vic claim it as their own and the world may never know for sure! The Doctor Funk is based on a drink invented by the German-born Dr. Bernard Funk of Samoa. However, the original contained absinthe rather than rum, and also consisted of lime juice, soda water and grenadine, and perhaps juice of other available fruit.
2 1/2 oz. Dark Jamaican or Martinique Rum
1/4 oz. Pernod or Herb saint
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
1/4 oz. Pomegranate grenadine
Juice of 1 lime
Add Liquid ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Cut lime and in half and squeeze into shaker, dropping in the shells; add in the sugar. Shake well; pour the whole mess into a 12-oz. chimney glass; fill rest of glass with charged water and decorate with fruit or freshly picked geranium leaf. Serve with straws.