1 twst Orange peel (expressed and discarded)
1 pn Salt (as garnish)

Combine all ingredients in double old fashioned glass over a large chunk of ice
Stir to incorporate and dilute.
Orange Twist (expel the oil over drink, discard the twist) and sprinkle salt on ice


Alicante is a city in Spain, located on the southwest coast, on the Mediterranean. It is the capital of the province of Alicante, and one of the fastest growing cities in Spain. The area has been inhabited for over 7,000 years, and was a vital trading port for early civilization. The Alicante is a unique cocktail in that the combination of ingredients allow sweet, salt, bitter & umami to all shine through in one glass. The matching of orange and chocolate balance well with the funkiness of batavia arrack.

Cocktail summary
Created by
Scott Holiday, Rendezvous, Cambridge. For Drink, Boston
Is of
unknown authenticity

2010 Bar Room Brawl

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C commented on 5/14/2013:

Just on appearance, this cocktail boasts way to much Grand Mariner for me to be awed by. I would expect a syrupy elixir when all is said and done. Also this recipe is basically what is called a white negroni. I do like the usage of the mole bitters from bittermans, and I will try it out tomorrow prior to our yelp event. Thanks for the submission and keep playing with that Batavia, it's good stuff.