The Saturn: A glass on a table filled with a bright yellow cocktail topped with a lime and black cherry.
Image by Peter Taylor

Beverage manager Amanda Britton of Charlotte’s Lincoln Street Kitchen and Cocktails and the Green Room creates interesting flavor pairings against the backdrop of classic cocktails. The Saturn combines the summer’s bright citrus flavors of passion fruit and Botanist gin with the warm spices and nutty flavors of fall to create a tiki cocktail fit for the changing of the seasons! Note: if you prefer, you can also purchase Orgeat at a liquor store instead of making from scratch.

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Serves 1

    For the cocktail
  • 1¼ ounces Botanist gin
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce Passion Fruit Syrup
  • ¼ ounce falernum
  • ¼ ounce Homemade Orgeat*
  • Garnish: Lime peel, cherry
  • Passion Fruit Syrup
  • 8 ounces passion fruit puree
  • 12 ounces (1:1) simple syrup
  • Homemade Orgeat
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 ounce almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
  • 5 ounces brandy

Make the cocktail:

  1. To a cocktail tin with ice, add all ingredients except garnish. Shake well, and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.
  2. Garnish with lime peel and cherry. 

Make the Passion Fruit Syrup:

  1. In a quart mason jar, mix puree and simple syrup until combined. Store in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks. 

Make the Homemade Orgeat:

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine almond milk and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture starts to boil.
  2. Remove from heat, add remaining ingredients, and stir to combine. Store in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 weeks. 
  • Recipe By
    Amanda Britton of Lincoln Street Kitchen and Cocktails and the Green Room in Charlotte
  • Contributing City

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