Tiki Cocktail Recipe: The Saturn

saturn tiki cocktail

The Saturn, which was developed in California in 1967, proves a cocktail needn’t include rum to be considered tiki. In its place, orgeat, falernum, and passion fruit syrup provide the tropical backbone of clove, ginger, almond, and citrus that keep this drink well within the tiki canon. This particular version of the Saturn is courtesy of Pasión, a tiki-focused bar in Buffalo.

saturn ingredients
The Saturn

2 ounces gin
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon
1/4 ounce orgeat
1/4 ounce falernum
1/2 ounce passion fruit syrup

Cocktail shaker
Lewis ice bag and mallet (for crushing ice)

Tiki mug

Garnish (optional)
Decorative straw
Bamboo knot cocktail pick
Orange peel
Cinnamon stick
Cocktail parasol


  1. Using a jigger to measure precisely, pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker two-thirds to three-quarters full of ice.
  2. Cap the shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds (a little less if you are using small chunks of ice).
  3. Pour, strained, into a tiki mug filled with crushed ice.
  4. Garnish to your heart’s content.

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  • Operal food January 30, 2017 @ 8:24pm

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  • Isabel Stone October 9, 2017 @ 8:12am

    Ahh love this! May actually have to try some of these out – they look like they would be so good! I love love love trying out recipes like this – makes for such a good saturday night! To be honest I’m just a massive sucker for any kind of cocktail learning thing! Ooo cocktail classes are great if anyone has done one before? Honestly though if anyone hasn’t been to one and loves cocktails as much as me – then I’d definitely recommend it! Plus it helps with recipes like these – my cocktail repertoire is probably embarrassingly large now haha. I’ve done lots of them now but my favourite was probably the Rofuto one ( http://rofuto.co.uk/cocktail-bar/masterclasses/ ) but to be fair it was at a sushi restaurant and I am slightly obsessed with sushi so it makes sense that was my favourite I guess haha. Honestly though they are really fun! Still – can’t wait to try this out on Saturday – looks like my boyfriend is going to have to sit through another taste test aha.

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