Saturn
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Saturn
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he cocktail Saturn is a unique and fruity blend of flavors that takes its inspiration from the classic Aviation cocktail. Created by famous tiki bar owner, Jay Jones, the Saturn ... more he cocktail Saturn is a unique and fruity blend of flavors that takes its inspiration from the classic Aviation cocktail. Created by famous tiki bar owner, Jay Jones, the Saturn is a refreshing and tropical drink that is perfect for sipping on a warm summer day. The combination of tart lemon juice, dry gin, sweet passion fruit syrup, nutty orgeat syrup, and spicy falernum creates a balanced and complex flavor profile. The passion fruit adds a tropical sweetness, while the orgeat and falernum bring in notes of almond and ginger. The drink is typically served over crushed ice and garnished with a cherry and a lemon twist, making it both visually appealing and delicious. Named after the planet Saturn, this cocktail is out of this world and is sure to transport you to a tropical paradise with just one sip.
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Base ingredient
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Passion fruit Syrup
Garnish
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Lemon, cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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21.43% | 1.8 units *

Method
How to make a Saturn

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend with crushed ice
Pour unstrained into a tall glass, garnish with a ring of lemon zest on a cocktail stick with a cherry in the middle (like Saturn and it’s rings!) and serve

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Saturn cocktail?

The Saturn cocktail was created in 1967 by J. 'Popo' Galsini, who won the International Bartender Association (IBA) World Championship with it that same year. It's part of the tiki drink tradition, known for its exotic flavors and elaborate presentations.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes Falernum a unique ingredient in the Saturn cocktail?

Falernum is a key ingredient in the Saturn cocktail, offering a complex blend of flavors including lime, almond, ginger, and clove. It's a syrup or liqueur used in Caribbean and tropical drinks, contributing a distinct layered flavor profile that's sweet yet spicy, enhancing the tropical and exotic character of the Saturn.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Saturn cocktail not shaken or stirred?

The Saturn cocktail emphasizes the delicate balance and blend of its ingredients without the aeration or dilution that shaking or stirring can introduce. This preparation technique helps maintain the integrity of the flavors, especially the intricate blend of falernum, orgeat, and passion fruit syrup, allowing for a smoother, well-integrated taste experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Saturn cocktail?

The Saturn cocktail is ideally served in a highball glass, cold, with a large ice cube or sphere. This ensures that the drink remains chilled while minimally diluting the complex flavors. Garnishing with a slice of lime or a twist can add a decorative touch and a slight zest to complement its tropical taste.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can one customize the Saturn cocktail to fit personal taste preferences?

Customizing the Saturn cocktail can involve adjustments to the syrup ratios for a sweeter or more tart profile, substituting the type of gin for a lighter or more botanical variety, or adding a splash of sparkling water for a fizzier texture. For a non-alcoholic version, omitting the gin and replacing it with a non-alcoholic spirit or more passion fruit syrup can still deliver a refreshing tropical experience.

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