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An example of the South Seas Swizzle, the mixed drink (drink), by Nick Bennett, Porchlight, NYC, featuring Batavia Arrack van Oosten, lime juice, green tea syrup, Regans’ No. 6 Orange Bitters, sprig of mint, and grated nutmeg; photo by Lee Edwards

 South Seas Swizzle

Swizzle in a collins glass half-filled with ice:

2 oz Batavia Arrack van Oosten

0.5 oz lime juice

0.5 oz green tea syrup (2:1)

1 dash Regan’s Orange Bitters

Fill with ice.

Garnish with a mint sprig.

Garnish with ground nutmeg.

Nick Bennett, Porchlight, NYC

Batavia Arrack van Oosten bottle

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 label

SKU Vintage Region Origin Desc Cepage % Alc Size/Pack Finish BTL Barcode Cs Barcode Cs Wgt
HZ 8000NVIndonesiaIDCane SpiritPerricone50.0%750/12screwcap9024153100432902415310040215.60 kg