Seven Rings of Saturn

This cocktail is a riff on The Saturn.

Inspired by the 1960s tropical gin cocktail The Saturn, this variation splits the base spirit with applejack – a seasonal staple – topped with ginger kombucha and orange bitters. Lemon, passionfruit and homemade grenadine (pomegranate juice blended with sugar to create syrup) add bright, fruity notes to the mix, which evoke summer vibes even in the coldest months of the year.

Seven Rings of Saturn

Serves | 1 |

Grenadine (Yields 9 oz)

  • 8 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Seven Rings of Saturn

  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz applejack
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz passionfruit syrup (look for the Reàl brand in well-stocked liquor stores or online)
  • ½ oz grenadine (recipe follows)
  • 4 oz ginger kombucha
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • lemon wheel, for garnish
  • mint sprig, for garnish

| Preparation – Grenadine | Add all ingredients to a blender; blend on high until sugar has dissolved. Transfer syrup to an airtight container and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

| Preparation – Seven Rings of Saturn | Add gin, applejack, lemon juice, passionfruit syrup and grenadine to a shaker tin with ice; shake until cold and slightly diluted (the kombucha will dilute the mixture further).

Strain mixture into a 12-ounce glass with ice. Top with kombucha and bitters; stir to incorporate. Garnish with lemon wheel and mint sprig.