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An example of the Dutch East Indies Daisy, the mixed drink (drink), by Erik Lorincz, The Connaught Bar, featuring Batavia Arrack van Oosten, lime juice, crème de cacao (white), simple syrup, chocolate, and fennel; photo by Lee Edwards

 Dutch East Indies Daisy

1½ oz Batavia Arrack van Oosten

1 oz lime juice

½ oz crème de cacao

½ oz sugar syrup

2 bar-spoons fennel seeds

Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a cocktail glass rimmed with cocoa powder.

Erik Lorincz, The Connaught Bar

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