3/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Fino Sherry (Lustau)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/4 oz Orgeat
1/4 oz Falernum (Velvet)
Whip shake, pour into a double old fashioned glass, fill with crushed ice, and garnish with a mint sprig.
Two Sundays ago, I was thinking about the Negroni-like Remember the Alimony in regards to how elegantly Cynar paired with Fino sherry. Soon, I thought about how well passion fruit and Cynar went together such as in the Turnbuckle, and the gin element plus the passion fruit conjured up the Saturn Tiki drink. Therefore, what if I were to mash these two together? The alimony made me think of a marital spat and the Saturn of a space theme, so I dubbed this one after the “To the Moon Alice!” threat often said in the Honeymooners television show.
To the Moon Alice shared a mint aroma that preceded a caramel, lemon, and tropical sip. Next, gin, passion fruit, minty-herbal, and nutty flavors rounded out the swallow. Overall, the end result fell somehwhere between the darker, savory Remember the Alimony and the brighter, tropical Saturn.