Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fogged In Fog Cutter

We have our own version of the classic Fog Cutter here at the Lounge, based loosely on the Beachcomber recipe found in Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh. The Fog Cutter typically calls for lemon but I do this one with lime. It also calls for orgeat, but finding that I’d run out, I substituted honey.

Any rich, dark, mellow honey should be fine for this. The Capay Valley wildflower honey I’ve used in the one shown was another weekend find at the Ferry Building. It’s about the density of a popsicle. It bent the measuring spoon and I had to get a regular teaspoon from the silverware drawer to moose the stuff out of the jar. Worth it, though.

The Fogged In Fog Cutter
  • 2 oz gold Barbados rum
  • 1 oz pisco
  • 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz East India Solera sherry
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 oz dark honey
Soften the honey for a few seconds in the microwave. Shake all ingredients with ice and pour unstrained into a tall glass.

This is an evening in San Francisco: smooth and opaque, it just rolls along, not fighting the weather.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.