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An example of the Arrack Sour, the mixed drink (sour), by Lane Ford, SF, featuring Batavia Arrack van Oosten, egg white, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, gum syrup, and Peychaud’s Aromatic Cocktail Bitters; photo by Lee Edwards

 Arrack Sour

Dry shake:

1.5 oz Batavia Arrack van Oosten

0.75 oz lemon juice

0.5 oz maraschino liqueur

0.5 oz gum syrup

1 egg white

Shake again with ice.

Strain into a coupe.

Garnish with 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters.

—Lane Ford, SF


Batavia Arrack van Oosten

Batavia Arrack van Oosten

Java 50.0% ABV

50.0% ABV

From the late 17th to 19th century, in an age when “Punch” was a celebration of all things then exotic—citrus, sugar, and spice—no Punch was without a true Batavia Arrack. Made from sugar cane and fermented red rice, and bottled at elevated proof without aging, Batavia Arrack van Oosten combines smoky fruitiness with a vegetal funk that soaks up tea, lemon, and sugar in the punch bowl. Beyond these uses, Batavia Arrack is also today found in boutique European chocolates and cocktails at Bali resorts and bars across the USA. Full details

Batavia Arrack van Oosten
Batavia Arrack van Oosten

SKU Vintage Region Origin Desc Cepage % Alc Size/Pack Finish BTL Barcode Cs Barcode Cs Wgt
HZ 8000NVIndonesiaIDCane Spirit50.0%750/12screwcap9024153100432902415310040215.60 kg