Jet Pilot Cocktail

Jet Pilot Tiki Cocktail
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
248 Calories
0g Fat
20g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 248
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 94mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you take all of the rum and juices into account, the Jet Pilot is the epitome of a tropical drink. Then, there are the interesting flavor accents - cinnamon, bitters, anise - that make this cocktail intriguing to the taste buds and an extraordinary frozen drink.

The combination of three styles of rum is key to making the Jet Pilot. There are also options available for the anise liqueur. While many people choose to go with Pernod or Herbsaint, there are an array of absinthes available to choose from. Whichever you go with, remember to keep the anise in check as it can easily overpower the drink's flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Jamaican rum

  • 3/4 ounce Puerto Rican rum

  • 3/4 ounce 151-proof demerara rum

  • 6 dashes absinthe

  • 1/2 ounce grapefruit juice

  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

  • 1/2 ounce cinnamon syrup

  • 1/2 ounce falernum

  • 1 dash aromatic bitters

  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

  • Cherry, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a blender, pour the rums, Pernod, grapefruit and lime juices, cinnamon syrup, falernum, and bitters. Add the crushed ice.

  3. Blend on a fast speed for about 5 to 10 seconds.

  4. Pour into a hurricane or margarita glass.

  5. Garnish with a cherry. Serve and enjoy.

How Strong Is a Jet Pilot?

The Jet Pilot is not a weak drink by anyone's standards, particularly compared to other blended drinks. There is a lot of rum packed into this cocktail and the Pernod is just a small dose, but it doesn't help bring down the drink's strength. Once blended, the average Jet Pilot weighs in at around 16 percent ABV (32 proof).