Saturn

Turns out tiki drinks can have gin, too...

Data

  • Served in pilsner
  • 21% ABV

Source

Beachbum Berry Remixed

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Ingredients

Gin 4.0cl 1.33oz
Lemon juice 1.5cl 0.5oz
Passionfruit Syrup 1.5cl 0.5oz
Falernum 0.75cl 0.25oz
Orgeat 0.75cl 0.25oz
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Directions

  1. Put everything in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour unstrained into a pilsner glass.

Information

The Saturn was created at the Kona Kai in Huntington Beach by J. “Popo” Galsini, a well-respected Tiki bartender who worked at many Orange County Polynesian restaurants from the 1950s and 60s. The Saturn cocktail was originally known as the X-15, named after the rocket plane that still holds the world record for highest speed reached by a manned, powered aircraft at 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h) or Mach 6.72. According to Beachbum Berry, J. “Popo” Galsini named the X-15 in honor of Douglas Aircraft engineers that drank at the Kona Kai, however according to the Wikipedia article on the X-15 rocket plane it was not manufactured by Douglas Aircraft, but North American Aviation in Los Angeles, CA and Reaction Motors in New Jersey. That said, North American Aviation was initially run by James H. “Dutch” Kindelberger, who was recruited from the Douglas Aircraft Company, so it seems possible that he brought a number of engineers along with him and that it is these engineers referenced in this story. J. “Popo” Galsini renamed the X-15 to the Saturn in 1967 following a tragic accident during X-15 Flight 191 resulting in the death of U.S. Air Force test pilot Major Michael J. Adams.

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