Rum has always been the star of the tiki mug, but unbeknownst to many, gin has long had a supporting role in tropical drinks as well. The Saturn cocktail is one of the most famous gin-based recipes—a fruity combo of gin, passion fruit, orgeat, falernum and lemon juice. Invented in 1967, the drink still appears on menus at bars around the world today, like at Slowly Shirley in New York City where barkeep Garret Richard uses Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 formula orgeat for its lighter and more floral style.
1½ oz. gin
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
¼ oz. passion fruit purée
½ oz. orgeat
¼ oz. velvet falernum
Garnish: lime twist wrapped around a cherry
Blend all the ingredients together with 1 cup of crushed ice until smooth. Pour the contents into a rocks glass filled with 4 oz. of fresh crushed ice. Garnish.
Recipe adapted by Garret Richard, Slowly Shirley, New York City
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