Passing Aden

from Death & Co

  • 2 ounces Van Oosten Batavia Arrack
  • 1 ounce Cinnamon Orange Tea-Infused Sweet Vermouth
  • .25 ounce Rich Demerara Syrup
  • 2 dashes Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • Lemon Peel (Garnish)

Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into a coupe. Garnish with the lemon twist.

ALEX DAY, 2008 Batavia arrack, with its intense, funky hogo flavor, can be a challenge to work with. Here I use it in a classic punch formula with Demerara Syrup. Including a cinnamon stick when stirring the drink subtly hightens the cinnamon notes in the infused vermouth.—AD