Saturday, July 11, 2020


250 mL Batavia Arrack van Oosten (2 1/2 oz)
100 mL Calvados (1 oz Morin Selection)
50 mL Rothman & Winter Orchard Pear Liqueur (1/2 oz)
125 mL Ginger Syrup (1 1/4 oz)
100 mL Lemon Juice (1 oz)

Combine in a Tiki bowl and stir with ice. Garnish with citrus wheels and flowers (citrus peel, mint sprigs, and flowers).
Two Saturdays, I was in the mood for something refreshing, so I selected Shannon Mustipher's Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails. There, I uncovered her Archipelago that was leaning more towards a punch than a Daiquiri like Eastern Standard's Archipelago. Its combination of Batavia Arrack and apple brandy made me recall the Prospector from Kask in Portland, and the ginger and pear liqueur had me thinking about the Naughty Nanny that Andrea created for a Mixology Monday years ago (it might be the only recipe that she created solo on here). Once built, the Archipelago welcomed the senses with a mint, apple-pear, and ginger bouquet. Next, lemon and pear notes mingled on the sip, and the swallow proffered Batavia Arrack's funky rum, apple, and ginger pear flavors.

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