Cobras Fang, on the Menu Feb 19th.

Posted by TraderTiki on February 14th, 2008 — Posted in Don the Beachcomber, Rum, Teardrop Tiki Menu

The Cobra’s Fang, a Don the Beachcomber invention, has been covered on this site before. Nonetheless, as my family and friends have discovered, it’s a fantastic drink that’s worth taking a second look at.

I got the recipe from Hawaii Tropical Rum Drinks & Cuisine by Don the Beachcomber. In the book, it’s pictured as a blended drink, but further dissection of the book finds it on an illustrated menu as a mixed drink, with a bit of froth on top. Well, truth be told, it’s a bit of a stretch to make it out from an illustration, nonetheless this is one dandy drink.  It’s become a bit of a favorite at the home bar, and once you try it, I think you’ll see why.

Cobra's Fang

The Cobra’s Fang is noted on the Delectable Thirty menu as “151 Demerara Rum, Falernum, and tropical fruit juices.”, and in 1956 cost a staggering $1.10, and is listed as a Much Later drink. Don the Beachcomber was known for considering certain drinks for certain times of the day. To be noted, Sippin’ Safari references the Cobra’s Fang, in a drink called the Cobra. As well, there is a Sidewinder’s Fang in Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log, but I haven’t gotten the bum’s take on the whole nine yards of this drink.

Of course, this will be on the Tiki Third Tuesday at Teardrop Lounge menu.  Hope to see you there!

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