How to make a 'Funky Town' rum cocktail

By Rebecca Weller

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Great flavours: how to make a Fox and Chance Funky Town cocktail (Credit: Getty/SolStock)
Great flavours: how to make a Fox and Chance Funky Town cocktail (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

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In this week’s Drinks Masterclass, West Midlands cocktail bar Fox and Chance co-founder Blaise Bachelier shares how to make the venues Funky Town cocktail (10% ABV).

Taken from the Birmingham-based bar’s previous menu, Fox and Chance​, which is number 40 on the Top 50 Cocktail Bars List​, sold 1262 Funky Town Cocktails​ between 6 September 2022 and 21 March 2023.

The cocktail​ costs around £2.18 to create per serve and retailed at £9 each.


Bachelier said: “This is essentially a fruity daiquiri. We enjoy making super tasty and simple cordials, and then pairing them with a spirit.

“Though you can strain the [cordial] through a filter before adding the sugar and acids, we opted not to so as to keep a bit of texture, like you would have with a fresh smoothie.

“[With this] we have taken two great flavours that work well together: tart kiwi and apples; and paired them with tasty rum. What makes this drink great is its simplicity.”

A lot to discover 

Rum has grown in popularity with consumers in recent months, with sales of white rum specifically seeing an 31.2% sales increase in the year to February 2023, according to CGA.

In addition, Speciality Brands rum ambassador Dean MacGregor recently told The Morning Advertiser​ consumers and bartenders alike are starting to explore the category, stating “rum ticks all the boxes”.

“There’s a lot to discover”, he added.

Let's get into it...



Equipment required:
  • Precision scales
  • Juicer
  • Mixing Jug
  • Spoon
  • Cocktail tins
  • Strainer
  • Jigger

  • 50ml white rum
  • 50ml homemade apple and kiwi cordial (method below)
  • 600g kiwi juice
  • 300g apple juice
  • 450g caster sugar
  • 9g citric acid
  • 4.5g malic acid



To make 1000ml of apple and kiwi cordial:

  • Combine 600g kiwi juice, 300g apple juice, 450g caster sugar, 9g citric acid, 4.5g malic acid in a jug
  • Stir until sugar and acids are dissolved then store in a clean bottle for up to one week


The cocktail:
  • Shake the white rum with homemade apple and kiwi cordial
  • Double strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass and serve


If you have any drinks recipes or top tips to share as part of The Morning Advertiser's Drinks Masterclass series please contact rebecca.weller@wrbm.com​​​​​​.

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