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Across the Pacific

Across the Pacific cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

In this drink from Meaghan Dorman, the bar director of Dear Irving and The Raines Law Room in New York City, funky Jamaican rum and rich orgeat find balance with lime juice and a gentle amaro.

Despite the drink’s name and tropical feel, it has a distinctly transatlantic element in its use of Averna. “People often have fond travel memories of Italy or want to go. Who doesn’t want to drink like the Italians? Or at least mentally escape these days?” says Dorman.


  • 1 ounce Appleton Reserve rum
  • 1/2 ounce Smith & Cross Jamaican rum
  • 1/2 ounce Averna amaro
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 ounce orgeat
  • Garnish: lime wheel
  • Garnish: grated nutmeg


  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with one ice cube and shake until the ice melts and mixture is frothy.

  2. Pour into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.

  3. Garnish with a lime wheel and grated nutmeg.