The Fog Cutter Cocktail Recipe

Invented by Victor J (Trader Vic) Bergeron an irascible, one-legged genius, who founded a multimillion-dollar food and drink empire called Trader Vic’s. Victor J Bergeron is also accredited with the formulation of the Mai Tai.

The Fog Cutter Cocktail Recipe


  • 1 ½ oz of white rum

  • ½ oz of gin

  • ½ oz of brandy

  • 2 oz fresh orange juice

  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice

  • ½ oz of orgeat (almond-flavoured syrup)

  • ½ oz of Amontillado sherry

  • 1 mint sprig

  • Ice


Add the white rum, gin, brandy, orange and lemon juices, and orgeat into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass and float the Amontillado sherry on top. Garnish with the mint sprig.

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