1 1⁄2 oz Light rum (either Puerto Rican or Cuban)
1⁄2 oz Grenadine
3⁄4 oz Lime juice
3 oz Soda water (to top)

Shake everything except soda, pour unstrained into a pilsner glass. Add soda and stir to combine.


This is pretty underpowered compared to the Trader Vic Dr. Funk variant - if your pilsner glass is 16 oz, it's probably very weak.

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Posted by bochi on 10/27/2011
Created by
The Palm Springs "Don the Beachcomber"
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authentic recipe

Beach Bum Berry Remixed, pg. 125

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Casey commented on 2/23/2014:

Bartender's Guide by Trader Vic (1947) contains the following recipe:

Dr. Funk
2.5 ounces dark Jamaica or Martinique Rum
1 lime
.5 oz lemon juice
.25 oz grenadine
.25 oz Pernod or Herbsaint
1/4 tsp sugar

Shake, add lime shells, top with soda, garnish with fruit or geranium leaf.

Good catch y'all!

I rewrote the drink to Berry's standard, and cited him. I also created the Trader Vic version from the Bartender's Guide.