Chef's Recipes

Dr Funk

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for Dr Funk from The Cliff Dive in Sydney.

By Alex Dowd
Dr Funk
For a party, The Cliff Dive's Alex Dowd recommends quadrupling the quantities and serving the drink in a bowl shaped like an active volcano ("think Dante's Peak"), topping up glasses with soda as you go.


  • 60 ml dark rum
  • 20 ml lime juice (reserve the squeezed halves)
  • 15 ml grenadine
  • A dash of absinthe
  • To top up: soda
  • To garnish: mint sprigs and maraschino cherries


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    Half-fill a tall glass with ice, add rum, lime juice, grenadine and absinthe and stir well to combine. Top up with soda, add reserved lime halves, garnish with mint sprigs, cherries and plastic monkeys or something similar and serve.