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Fog Cutter 

Boozy Refreshing Tiki Fog Cutter Cocktail with Rum Sherry and Orgeat

Fog Cutter cocktails are refreshing and colorful. This cocktail offers a lovely diversion to a tropical paradise by combining a variety of flavors that dance on your taste buds. It’s an all-time favorite because it’s the ideal balance of gin, brandy, and rum with a hint of citrus and almond sweetness. Not just a beverage, the Fog Cutter is an experience that whisks you away to sunny beaches and breezy summer nights. It can add brightness to any gathering and has layers of taste that I adore.

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Tasting Notes

A medley of flavors, the Fog Cutter starts with a citrusy punch that grabs your palate instantly. Oatmeal’s nutty and sweet taste counterbalances the sharp flavors of citrus and lemon. It tastes rum, whiskey, and gin, but as you taste more, each one adds to the overall complexity. It’s powerful and strong, but it tastes shockingly light at the same time, taking you on a taste adventure with every sip.

Equipment and Glassware

Ingredients

  • 1 oz cognac or brandy
  • ½ oz London Dry gin
  • 1 ½ oz light rum
  • 2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 oz orgeat syrup
  • 1/2 oz oloroso sherry

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add all the ingredients except the sherry to the shaker.
  3. Shake the ingredients well until they are chilled.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a highball glass or Collins glass filled with crushed ice.
  5. Float the oloroso sherry on top of the drink.
  6. Garnish the cocktail with a mint sprig.
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Pro Tips

  • For the best flavor, use freshly squeezed citrus juice. In cocktails, freshness really makes a difference.
  • Take your time when pouring the sherry. This layer gives the flavor and presentation a distinctive touch.
  • Chilling your glass before serving keeps the drink colder.

When to Serve

For warm, sunny days, outdoor get-togethers, or any time you want to add a festive touch to your event, the Fog Cutter is ideal. It’s a perfect option for a cool start to a laid-back evening or for afternoon barbecues and pool parties.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

  • Rum: A light, white rum like Bacardi or Havana Club works great.
  • Gin: Opt for a dry gin, such as Beefeater or Tanqueray.
  • Brandy: A straightforward VSOP brandy like Hennessy or Courvoisier will do nicely.

Similar Cocktails

If you enjoy the Fog Cutter, you might also like these similar cocktails from mybartender.com:

  • Mai Tai – A classic tiki drink with rum, lime, orgeat, and orange liqueur.
  • Zombie – A strong combination of bitters, lime juice, falernum, and several types of rum.
  • Singapore Sling – a gin-based drink with Cointreau, pineapple juice, and cherry liqueur.
  • Hurricane – Sweet rum beverage made with lemon juice and passion fruit.
  • Pina Colada – A delicious blend of rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice.

These cocktails are perfect for discovering various aspects of refreshing and tropical drinks, since each one presents a distinct taste experience. Enjoy your exploration of delicious blends, beginning with the magnificent Fog Cutter. We toast to a beverage that is both tasty and energizing!

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Boozy Refreshing Tiki Fog Cutter Cocktail with Rum Sherry and Orgeat

Fog Cutter

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
5 from 3 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brandy, Cognac, Fog Cutter, Gin, oloroso sherry, Rum
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
The Fog Cutter cocktail is a Tiki classic that contains a mix of different alcohols. Discover the perfect blend of complex flavors with our easy instructions.

Instructions

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add all the ingredients except the sherry to the shaker.
  • Shake the ingredients well until they are chilled.
  • Strain the cocktail into a highball glass or Collins glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Float the oloroso sherry on top of the drink.
  • Garnish the cocktail with a mint sprig.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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