1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters
6 drop (1/8 tsp) Pernod (Herbsaint)
Blend 5 seconds with 4 oz crushed ice, pour into a tall glass, and fill with crushed ice (shake with ice, strain into a Tiki mug, fill with crushed ice, and garnish with a lime peel snake, mint, and sage blossoms).
Two Wednesdays ago, I went looking for the forefather of the Snake Pit from two nights ago, namely the Cobra's Fang. Beachbum Berry's books do not offer a recipe for that drink, and various recipes that I spotted online seemed like interpretations of the vague recipe. Instead, I opted for one that Berry does present: the Cobra from Chicago's Kon-Tiki circa 1962. The Cobra was created as a stream-lined version of Don the Beachcomber's circa 1940s Cobra's Fang. Overall, the Cobra reminded me of an overproof-rum laden (but not boozier overall) and slightly differently spiced South Pacific Punch.