Surfer on Acid

Surfer on Acid
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The Surfer On Acid is a sweet and fruity cocktail made from Jagermeister, coconut rum, and pineapple juice.

The recipe for the Surfer On Acid cocktail was derived from the Surfer On Acid shot, crafted in the 1990s by Eric Tecosky, when he was bartending at a club on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, USA.

At the heart of this cocktail lies Jägermeister, a herbal liqueur with a rich history dating back to 1934 in Germany. Crafted from 56 botanicals, including herbs, fruits, roots, and spices, Jägermeister brings a complex and bold flavor profile to the cocktail. The herbal infusion, coupled with a hint of sweetness, provides a distinctive character that sets the Surfer on Acid apart from more conventional cocktails.

To enhance the exotic taste of the Surfer on Acid, coconut rum is introduced into the mix. This ingredient brings a touch of the tropics, transforming the cocktail into a vacation in a glass. The sweet, creamy notes of coconut rum intermingle with the herbal complexities of Jägermeister, creating a luxurious blend that is both refreshing and indulgent.

Completing the triumvirate of flavors is the addition of pineapple juice, infusing the cocktail with a burst of tropical sunshine. The acidity and sweetness of the pineapple juice cut through the richness of Jägermeister and add a zesty, fruity dimension to the cocktail. This element not only balances the overall profile but also elevates the drink, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a refreshing and invigorating cocktail.

The pineapple juice acts as a catalyst, bridging the herbal and sweet components of the cocktail and enhancing the overall drinking experience. Its sweet but tart flavors contribute to the cocktail’s drinking experience, making it a favorite for those who appreciate the juxtaposition of bold and bright flavors.

As you take a sip of the Surfer on Acid, you embark on a metaphorical wave, riding the intricate layers of flavor that unfold with each passing moment. It is a celebration of contrasts, where bold meets bright, and herbal embraces tropical. Adapted and embraced by cocktail enthusiasts worldwide, the Surfer on Acid has become more than just a drink – it is an experience, a journey, and a testament to the endless possibilities that lie within the world of mixology.

Surfer on Acid Recipe

  1. 30 ml coconut rum

  2. 30 ml Jagermeister

  3. 30 ml pineapple juice

  4. Ice

  5. Garnish: pineapple wedge

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How to Make a Surfer on Acid Cocktail

  1. Add the coconut rum, Jagermeister, and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker.

  2. Add ice and shake for 12-15 seconds, until chilled.

  3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice.

  4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.