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An example of the Airmail, the mixed drink (drink) featuring sparkling wine, Batavia Arrack van Oosten, lime juice, honey syrup, and lime wheel; photo by Lee Edwards


Shake with ice:

1 oz Batavia Arrack van Oosten

0.5 oz honey syrup (2:1)

0.75 oz lime juice

Strain into a coupe.

Top with 2 oz sparkling wine.

Garnish with lime wheel.

Rich Demerara syrup may be used in lieu of honey syrup

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