If you take all of the rum and juices into account, the Jet Pilot is the epitome of a tiki 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. For example, you might create a mix that includes Appleton VX (Jamaican), Mount Gay Eclipse (Puerto Rican) and Bacardi 151 (151 proof).
There are also options available for the anise liqueur. While many people choose to go with Pernod or Herbsaint, there is an array 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.
How Strong Is the Jet Pilot?
The Jet Pilot is not a weak drink by anyone's standards. There is a lot of rum packed into this cocktail and the Pernod is just a small does, but it doesn't help bring down the drink's strength. Once blended, the average Jet Pilot weighs in at around 26% ABV (52 proof).