Friday, September 27, 2019

transatlantic orbit

1 oz Batavia Arrack (Van Oosten)
1 oz Navy Strength Gin (Hayman's)
3/4 oz Apricot Liqueur (Combier)
3/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Tropical Bitters (BitterCube Jamaican #2)

Whip shake, pour into a Tiki mug, fill with crushed ice, and garnish with a flaming lime shell (El Dorado 151) and a mint sprig.

Two Fridays ago, I was feeling a tropical mood, so I delved back into the Minimalist Tiki book and selected the Transatlantic Orbit by Seattle bartender Justin Wojslaw. Given the name and the structure, it reminded me a lot of a Jet Pilot with different spirits as well as apricot liqueur instead of falernum. Since apricot and cinnamon have proven to be a delightful pairing such as in the Southern Belle and Torino Zombie, I was excited to give this one a try. Here, the spirits were Batavia Arrack and gin, and I had previously had the former in a Jet Pilot riff called the Smoking Jet Pilot.
The Transatlantic Orbit launched to the senses with a mint and cinnamon bouquet. Next, the lime and grapefruit rotated around in the sip, and the swallow crossed over with gin's botanicals, Batavia Arrack's funk, and apricot and cinnamon flavors.

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