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.
- 1½ parts Aged rhum agricole or Aged rum
- 1 part Dark rum or Black rum
- ½ part Ginger liqueur
- 3 parts Mango nectar
- 1½ parts Smoky Black tea
- 1 part Orange juice
- ¾ part Lime juice
- 2 dashes Aromatic bitters or Creole bitters or Orange bitters or Tiki bitters
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.
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- Cloud Forest recipe at Fogged In Lounge