Witch Doctor

Continuing with post two of our three post series, Better Know a Wine Cocktail, (thank you Mr. Colbert), we switch over to Sauvignon Blanc.

While creating drinks for Fat Bastard I had to be cognizant of the fact that the recipes had to be fairly easy to recreate. Some of my personal favorites entailed using wine syrups that I’d created with their product, but we decided to shelf those more complex recipes for the first batch, and go with equally tasty, but easier to recreate fair such as the:

3 oz Sauvignon Blanc
1 ½ oz white rum (Appleton’s)
1 ½ oz pineapple juice
½ oz lime juice
¾ oz simple syrup
4 sage leaves
shake all ingredients with ice
fine strain into an iced Collins glass
garnish with sage leaf skewered into pineapple wedge

I’m often asked how I come up with my names for drinks; whether there is a method to my madness, or if it’s all just random. I’ve got to say that naming the finished product is usually the most difficult part of the creative process, but here’s how I do it.

First, I try to determine if it falls within a drink category such as a Sour, Collins, Flip, Daisy, etc, etc. If it doesn’t fall into a known category I then try to give it a name that has some sort of relation to the ingredients. In the above case my thought process went as such: the drink has sage. A pun on sage is a wise man. The drink also has rum and pineapple juice; the hallmarks of a tropical drink. What’s a tropical wise man? Witch Doctor! (Scary thing being inside my head, isn’t it?)


Drink and picture by:
Jamie Boudreau


~ by Jamie Boudreau on March 7, 2008.

2 Responses to “Witch Doctor”

  1. By this same naming method, you clearly need a drink named [The?] Maharishi. Maybe with gin. You’re welcome.

  2. […] See the original recipe here: spiritsandcocktails.wordpress.com/2008/03/07/witch-doctor/ […]

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