Not to be confused with the author, here is the Doctor Cocktail:

  • 2 ounces Jamaican rum
  • 1 ounce Swedish Punsch
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice

Shake in an iced cocktail shaker, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

Salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, rum and lime – some things just go together. Such is the case with the Doctor Cocktail.

This is a tribute to rum and lime. The drink has only three ingredients – those two with the addition of the rum-like Swedish Punsch.

I used fresh lime juice and I found the drink to be too sour. Then I remembered I had made up some simple syrup, so I added just a small amount (about 1/4 ounce) and that made all the difference. It offset the lime and resulted in a nice drink that kind of reminded me of a margarita.

Rating: 4/5, with the simple syrup added.

Notes: I used Appleton rum, a distillery closely associated with Jamaica, and Kronan Swedish Punsch.

Doctor Cocktail