Lost Voyage

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Cocktail History

The Lost Voyage is a modern tiki cocktail that was created by Michael Kotke at Foundation Tiki Bar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It calls for a unique split base of rhum agricole and sherry and mixes them with cinnamon syrup, citrus, and a heavy dose of Angostura aromatic bitters.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Rhum Agricole: This is a type of rum made in the French Caribbean Islands that is distilled from freshly squeezed sugarcane juice. We used Clément Rhum Vieux Agricole VSOP because it has a distinct taste with notes of brown sugar and cocoa. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Caleño Non-Alcoholic Dark & Spicy Tropical Spirit in place of the rhum agricole.

Amontillado Sherry: This is a type of medium-dry fortified wine made in Spain with palomino grapes. We used Don Benigno Amontillado Sherry because it has a dry and rich wine flavor. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Non-Alcoholic Sherry Flavoring in place of the sherry.

Lemon Juice: This is the liquid juice of a lemon. We used freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Orange Juice: This is the liquid juice of an orange. We used freshly squeezed orange juice.

Aromatic Bitters: This is a food product made with botanicals, herbs, and alcohol. We used Angostura Aromatic Bitters. For a mocktail version of this drink, try All The Bitter Alcohol-Free Aromatic Bitters in place of the aromatic bitters.

Orange Slice: This is a slice of orange that has been cut into a half wheel shape.

Mint Sprig: This is an herb. We used Mojito mint.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Boston Shaker: This is used to shake ingredients. We used the Boston shaker from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Hawthorne Strainer: This is used to strain out ice and solid ingredients after the cocktail is shaken. We used the A Bar Above Hawthorne Strainer.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut ingredients. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Juicer: This is used to juice citrus. We used the ALEEHAI Manual Fruit Juicer.

Tasting Notes

The Lost Voyage features aromas of mint, orange, and allspice and has a flavor that mixes the nuttiness of sherry with the slight funkiness of the rum, orange sweetness, and hints of spice. The aftertaste then leaves a pleasant lingering of earthy sherry, warming rum, and tart citrus on the tongue.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Our opinions of the Lost Voyage were fairly split, with Kendall finding the sherry to be a little overpowering, while Alex thought the pairing was quite delicious. We did both agree that the combination of ingredients was clever though.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This drink is a good tiki wildcard because it combines flavors that mix well enough together that they’re not really noticeable, while there are some that are extremely noticeable, sherry being the first among them. The combination of rum and sherry is surprising in the sense that it hides the rum a bit, which is not an easy feat when using rhum agricole specifically. The cinnamon syrup is also a bit hidden among the other ingredients, but I have no doubt you’d notice if it wasn’t there. Overall, this is a pretty fascinating tiki blend, and though it’s certainly more contemplative than it is crushable, it has earned a place on my bar menu.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐
“This is another drink that had me wondering what to expect before tasting it. I was intrigued by the mixture of rhum agricole (a type of rum new to us this year) and sherry, but I have to be honest: I ultimately didn’t love it. Even though it was a split base, the sherry was far too overpowering, in my opinion, and the remaining ingredients were just kind of lost. Sherry’s already not my favorite spirit as it is. I like it more when there’s a hint of its flavor among the others, but in this recipe, it was just too much. The drink is still good, but I think I would’ve liked it more had we had modified the specifications a bit.”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Easy Tiki: A Modern Revival with 60 Recipes by Chloe Frechette.

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AuthorEasy Tiki

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Rhum Agricole
 1 ½ oz Amontillado Sherry
 1 oz Lemon Juice
 1 oz Orange Juice
 4 dashes Aromatic Bitters
 1 Orange Slice
 1 Mint Sprig

Method
1

Add rhum agricole, sherry, cinnamon syrup, lemon juice, orange juice, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 5-10 seconds.

3

Strain into a highball or tiki glass over fresh cracked ice.

4

Top with bitters.

5

Garnish with orange slice and mint sprig.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Rhum Agricole
 1 ½ oz Amontillado Sherry
 1 oz Lemon Juice
 1 oz Orange Juice
 4 dashes Aromatic Bitters
 1 Orange Slice
 1 Mint Sprig

Directions

Method
1

Add rhum agricole, sherry, cinnamon syrup, lemon juice, orange juice, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 5-10 seconds.

3

Strain into a highball or tiki glass over fresh cracked ice.

4

Top with bitters.

5

Garnish with orange slice and mint sprig.

Lost Voyage

Make It a Mocktail: Use Caleño Non-Alcoholic Dark & Spicy Tropical Spirit in place of the rhum agricole, Non-Alcoholic Sherry Flavoring in place of the sherry, and All The Bitter Alcohol-Free Aromatic Bitters in place of the aromatic bitters to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Tiki Cocktails

If you like this tiki-inspired cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

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Wishful Thinking Cocktail Recipe

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Tia Mia Cocktail Recipe

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