posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 03:50 PM
Some people think that rum based drinks can be too heavy in warmer weather, well, those people would be wrong. Batavia Arrack, an East Asian precursor
to rum is lighter and very flavorful which makes an excellent spring/summer cocktail. This one is courtesy of Phil Ward, one of the owners of Death
and Co, the 18th Century.
The name is a riff on the 20th Century cocktail which was of course concocted to honor the turn of the previous century. His is a satirical twist on
that as Batavia Arrack dates from the 1700's and is the key ingredient in all punch recipes from that era. I pairs well with citrus and makes a very
refreshing pre-dinner drink. The 18th Century:
1 1/2 Ounces Batavia Arrack
3/4 Ounce crème de cacao
3/4 Carpano Antica vermouth
3/4 Ounce lime juice
Shake all ingredients over ice until well very chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
edit on 17-6-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer