Thursday, October 12, 2023

saturn flowers

1 1/2 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/2 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1/2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Shake with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with an orchid.
About a month ago, Backbar had posted a riff on the tropical Saturn called the Saturn Flowers as a drink special supplement to their cat-themed menu. The only other recipe that I have had that paired passion fruit syrup with elderflower liqueur was the Da Nang at Tiger Mama, so I was curious to try this variation that replaced the classic Saturn's orgeat and falernum with elderflower as well as swapping the lemon for lime juice. When I went in two Thursdays ago, the supplemental menu items had changed, but bartender Alexis Vazquez said that he could still make the drink. In the glass, the Saturn Flowers rocketed to the nose with pineapple, passion fruit, and floral aromas. Next, lime and tart melon notes on the sip landed on passion fruit, pine, and floral flavors on the swallow.

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