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The world of mixology is a voyage through taste, a journey that tantalizes the senses and transcends borders. One such cocktail that embodies this spirit is the Across the Pacific, a delightful cocktail that evokes images of warm breezes, turquoise waters, and exotic destinations. With its complex blend of spirits and fresh ingredients, the Across the Pacific cocktail takes your palate on a tropical adventure, inviting you to savor the flavors of the Pacific islands.
The Across the Pacific cocktail has its roots in the Tiki culture movement of the mid-20th century. Tiki culture emerged in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s.
The heart and soul of the Across the Pacific cocktail are its carefully selected ingredients. Starting with blended aged rum, this cocktail sets the stage with the rich, oaky notes of a well-aged spirit. This is complemented by the intense character of overproof Jamaican rum, which adds a kick of robust, full-bodied flavor that recalls the Caribbean’s vibrant essence.
A key player in this libation is the Averna Amaro, an Italian herbal liqueur. The inclusion of Averna adds a layer of complexity, providing a pleasant bitterness that beautifully balances the sweetness of the other components.
The cocktail’s complex taste is further enhanced by fresh lime juice, which adds a zesty, citrusy dimension to the mix.
To bring sweetness and depth to the cocktail, orgeat syrup is added. Orgeat, made from almonds and sugar, imparts a nutty sweetness that harmonizes the cocktail’s various elements.
30 ml blended aged rum
15 ml overproof Jamaican rum
15 ml Averna Amaro
22.5 ml fresh lime juice
22.5 ml orgeat
Garnish: lime wheel and grated nutmeg
Add the blended aged rum, Jamaican rum, averna amaro, fresh lime juice, and orgeat into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake for 10-12 seconds, until chilled.
Strain the mix into an old fashioned glass filled with crushed ice.
Garnish with grated nutmeg and lime wheel.