Another of Trader Vic’s classic concoctions, the Fog Cutter pairs rum with brandy and gin for a strong (ahem, fog-cutting) punch. Lemon juice and orange juice brighten the blow.
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons white rum
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon dry gin
1 tablespoon brandy
1 tablespoon toasted orgeat syrup
1 tablespoon amontillado sherry
Garnish: orchid blossom, fresh orange slice
How to Make It
Combine the orange juice, rum, lemon juice, gin, brandy, and syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with sherry. Gently slap mint sprig against your wrist to release oils, and place mint spring in glass. Garnish, if desired.