So I tried, that’s all a man can do right? I tried not to just blurt out my favorite Remixed recipe right away. At least to my credit I did get a couple in front of it, but now I’m ailing and I need a Doctor. Dr. Funk to be most precise.
In the summer in the south ,or wherever humidity may breathe on the back of your neck like a pervert on the bus, the doctor can provide you with relief. Especially if like me the only time your not thinking about absinthe is when your thinking about rum. Luckily I can think about two things at once, sadly both of them are usually alcohol. Fortunately the doctor is quite easy to concoct and is blender free, the absinthe will be your most expensive purchase here and it is used sparingly.
Oddly enough unlike most faux tropicals the good doctor actually has roots in the real south seas. Bernard Funk was a real doctor and among his patients was Robert Louis Stevenson. In a 1920’s bestseller a drink of his was described as a stiff drink of absinthe with limeade. I’d tell you what book, but you should really just go buy your own copy of remixed and find out for yourself.
There are about three worthy versions of this drink, but the remixed version is in my opinion the best and most accessible. It was after all concocted by the one and only Donn Beach. Sadly due to the popularity of monster glassware I can never find a Pilsner glass small enough to fit the proportions. Luckily for me I have no difficulty imbibing or doubling up recipes. So the following is a refreshing dose of Double Dr. Funk that works really well!
Double Dr. Funk
3 oz Cruzan White
¼ oz Absinthe (We like Lucid)
1 ½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz Pomegranate Syrup (1 part Pom juice to one part sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. cool and bottle.)
2 oz Club Soda
Shake everything except the soda together with ice and pour unstrained into a Pilsner glass. Top with soda and gently stir. Serve with a straw and a bit of mint and orange if you desire.
I will say make sure your Soda has a lot of fizz to it. Great value is well, not a great value. The soda is in my opinion a mediator and helps all involved to work together for the good of the taster. Plus it aids in the refreshing quality. Should you have Kubler or another quality absinthe you may use it, but before buying an absinthe check our links below like the wormwood society. Some absinthe’s particularly from Eastern Europe are garbage and will surely taint your impression of this noble spirit. Still we prefer french and vert absinthes.
Doug over at pegu blog compiled an amazing post about the good doctor awhile back. Including a Trader Vic number. But since we’re covering Remixed we won’t be talking about those this minute. We highly recommend you ease your own pain in the final days of summer heat with abit of the good doctor’s medicine. Until next time, You Get Hammered America!