Quarantine Order

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Cocktail History

The Quarantine Order is a modern tiki cocktail that was created in 2014 by William Prestwood at Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar in San Francisco, California. As recounted in the book Easy Tiki: A Modern Revival with 60 Recipes by Chloe Frechette, Prestwood noticed the heaviness of the cinnamon note in Angostura aromatic bitters and decided to put a large dose to work by pairing them with two different rums, grapefruit, lime, cinnamon, and passion fruit.

Cocktail Ingredients

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

Dark Rum: This is a type of rum made with sugarcane, spices, and water that has been barrel aged for a long period of time. We used Plantation Original Dark Rumbecause it has a unique spiced flavor with notes of banana, plum, and vanilla. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Caleño Non-Alcoholic Dark & Spicy Tropical Spirit in place of the dark rum.

Smith & Cross Rum: This is a type of rum made with molasses or sugarcane juice, spices, and alcohol that has been barrel aged for a long period of time. This recipe specifically calls for Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaican Rum because it has an extremely unique flavor with notes of caramelized banana, exotic fruits, and baking spices and an earthy finish. For a low-proof version of this drink, try Caleño Non-Alcoholic Dark & Spicy Tropical Spirit in place of the Smith & Cross rum.

Grapefruit Juice: This is the liquid juice of a grapefruit. We used freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.

Lime Juice: This is the liquid juice of a lime. We used freshly squeezed lime juice.

Cinnamon Syrup: This is a sweetener made with cinnamon sticks, white sugar, gum Arabic powder, saline solution, and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s sous vide recipe.

Passion Fruit Syrup: This is a sweetener made with passion fruit juice, cane sugar, gum Arabic powder, and benzoic acid. We used Liber & Co. Tropical Passion Fruit Syrup for its tangy and lush taste.

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.

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

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

Cherry: This is a fruit that has been soaked in brandy and rich syrup. We used Luxardo Maraschino Cherries because they’re high quality and delicious.

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 citrus into slices or wheels. 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.

Cocktail Pick: This is used to hold the garnish. We used one from the KingSeal Bamboo Knot Cocktail Pick Set.

Tasting Notes

The Quarantine Order features cool mint aromas, starts with a tart citrus taste that marries lime with the sweetness of grapefruit and passion fruit and evolves to the sharpness of cinnamon, Angostura bitters, and rum, and leaves with a fruity and spicy grapefruit, cinnamon, and allspice flavor in the throat.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We both thought the Quarantine Order was delicious, which really goes to show that its heavy dashes of Angostura bitters are built for any palate. The only thing we would’ve liked to see is something a little more standout about it as we both found ourselves unable to really discern it from many similar tiki drinks. Still a tasty one though!

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐
“This cocktail was extremely tasty, but I would have a hard time discerning it from similar tiki drinks. The combination of Plantation and Smith & Cross rums was delicious when used with the grapefruit, cinnamon, and passion fruit mixture that this recipe presents, but it’s a bit similar to so many other tiki drinks. Don’t get me wrong, it’s absolutely delicious and sure to please any crowd, but as crushable as it is, I think I might personally take a Zombie over it most days.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I’ve started getting really excited when I see tiki cocktails with cinnamon in them, and I’m glad to see more modern recipes aiming to highlight the way the spice mixes with other flavors. The Quarantine Order specifically works to bring out the notes in Angostura aromatic bitters, and I thought it did so very well. The taste of the drink is noticeably tiki, but as Alex noted, it doesn’t stand out the way some of the others we’ve tried have, in my opinion as well. It’s still very, very good though. It just seems to be a no-frills tiki concoction that most people will enjoy!”

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
 2 oz Dark Rum
 1 oz Smith & Cross Rum
 1 oz Grapefruit Juice
 1 oz Lime Juice
 ½ oz Passion Fruit Syrup
 5 dashes Aromatic Bitters
 1 Lime Slice
 1 Mint Sprig
 1 Cherry

Method
1

Add rums, grapefruit juice, lime juice, cinnamon syrup, passion fruit syrup, bitters, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a tiki glass over fresh cracked ice.

4

Garnish with lime slice, mint sprig, and cherry.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 oz Dark Rum
 1 oz Smith & Cross Rum
 1 oz Grapefruit Juice
 1 oz Lime Juice
 ½ oz Passion Fruit Syrup
 5 dashes Aromatic Bitters
 1 Lime Slice
 1 Mint Sprig
 1 Cherry

Directions

Method
1

Add rums, grapefruit juice, lime juice, cinnamon syrup, passion fruit syrup, bitters, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a tiki glass over fresh cracked ice.

4

Garnish with lime slice, mint sprig, and cherry.

Quarantine Order

Make It a Mocktail: Use Caleño Non-Alcoholic Dark & Spicy Tropical Spirit in place of the rum 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:

Shingle Stain Cocktail Recipe

Shingle Stain: A rum and rhum agricole cocktail made with grenadine, lime juice, St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram, Angostura aromatic bitters, and a mint sprig

Greena Colada Cocktail Recipe

Greena Colada: A rum cocktail made with triple sec, lime juice, lemon juice, Green Chartreuse, velvet falernum liqueur, crème of coconut, mint, and a lime wheel

Something Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Something Tequila: A tequila cocktail made with pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup, passion fruit syrup, a lime slice, a mint sprig, and edible flowers

Caribe Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

Caribe Daiquiri: A rum cocktail made with pineapple juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and a lime slice

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