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Episode 69: Waking with a Stiff One – The Fogcutter

I like a cocktail that tells you what it does for you. The Fogcutter lets you know right away, that this drink is going to clear away the cobwebs. How many cocktails can boast that it can make you less foggy?

In this episode we take a look at this tropical drink that brings in the titans of tiki, Trader Vic and Don the Beachcomber. This mid-20th century cocktail is generally attributed to Vic Bergeron, but saw a good deal of variation on the ingredients as different bartenders gave it their own touch. While tiki drinks might be late in the cocktail game, fogcutters actually go back to around the 1700s.

So join us as we go back to a time when booze was your breakfast and your medicine.


  • 0.5 oz orgeat
  • 2 oz gold rum
  • 1 oz pisco brandy
  • 0.5 oz gin
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz cream sherry


  • 1 oz white rum
  • 0.5 oz gin
  • 0.5 oz brandy
  • 0.5 oz sweet and sour mix
  • 2 dashes simple syrup
  • cherry brandy float


Transition music: Cephalopod by Kevin MacLeod
Closing Music: Foggy Minded Breakdown by The Blacks



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