Le Funk d’Ete

Saturday night's alright … alright …

After a long day, it's sometimes time for a cocktail with a bit of spunk — and funk! meaning Rhum agricole comes out for cocktail mixing. This time around, I was inspired by a stash of passion fruit syrup found at the back of the bar fridge. Now passion fruit syrup is used for a few things, but mainly classic Zombies. While its a delicious drink, I was looking for something with a bit more … Funk! To amp up the funk factor, I also used a whisper of Fernet Branca, and a few dashes of House Made Grapefruit bitters.

Passion fruit syrup can be made ahead of time — using fresh passion fruit, cooked into a 2:1 simple syrup. strain the pulp and seeds out using a fine mesh strainer, store in the fridge.


Le Funk d'Ete

(created by Janice Mansfield, 2011)

  • 2 oz. Rhum Agricole
  • 0.75 oz. passion fruit syrup
  • 0.5 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 0.25 oz. lime juice
  • scant tsp. Fernet Branca
  • 3-4 drops House Made grapefruit bitters

Shake well in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Double strain over ice into a highball glass.  Garnish with grapefruit twist and lime wedge.  Serve with a straw.

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