|The recipe said to use a large wine glass, but 1/4 cup of liquid doesn’t fill it up very much.|
The first drink we tried was Bataan Royale which calls for gin, white rum, cherry liqueur, triple sec, grenadine and lime juice.
Those first four ingredients contain alcohol, so we made some substitutions and came up with this.
Virgin Bataan Royale
1 tablespoon juniper berry infusion (see here)
1 tablespoon white grape juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon cherry syrup (from a can of cherries)
5 dashes grenadine (or 5/8 oteaspoon)
3 dashes triple sec* (or 3/8 of a teaspoon)
Mix everything except the orange slice and shake to combine well. Serve over ice in a large stemmed glass and garnish with an orange slice.
*I found a non-alcoholic version (basically water, corn syrup, and orange extract) at the grocery store, but you could also use orange juice.
It would be nice to have a back stories for these drinks, but the cook book doesn’t include them. All I know is that Bataan is a province in the Philippines. I guess we’ll have to imagine our own story for how this drink got its name.