Cloud Forest is a smoky, fruity punch-style tiki drink invented by Rowan at Fogged In Lounge, an excellent but now-defunct cocktail blog.
Rowan devised the recipe in response to a “Mixology Monday” event challenging blog authors to come up with cocktails involving tea, and selected a smoky, woody Russian Caravan tea as the base. You can use any black tea blend you like, but a smoky tea will have the best effect, lending a mysterious, complex flavor to the drink to offset the sweetness of the fruit juices.
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass or tiki mug. Garnish with a paper parasol, fruits, or other tiki accoutrement.
- Cloud Forest recipe at Fogged In Lounge