Roman Charity

Gui Jaroschy, Broken Shaker | Miami

The idea for the Roman Charity came to Gui Jaroschy of the Broken Shaker while making toast.

He happened to be using avocado honey mixed with turmeric and moringa seed, whose flavors, naturally, he parlayed into orgeat. First he mixed almond milk with turmeric, moringa and wildflower honey to create a bright yellow hue and dark, intense flavor. To give it a “Miami-style brightness,” he layered Dominican passionfruit liqueur with Dutch gin. St-Germain united the fruit with a hit of floral sweetness. A loose twist on the Saturn, the tiki classic, the Roman Charity is a rich, spiced cocktail that’s undeniably tropical, yet simultaneously comforting. 


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce gin, preferably Bobby's Schiedam Dry Gin
  • 3/4 ounce St-Germain
  • 1/2 ounce passionfruit liqueur, preferably Chinola
  • 3/4 ounce honey-turmeric orgeat (see Editor's Note)
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 3 dashes Bittercube Jamaican #1 Bitters

Garnish: edible flowers and greens

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake briefly with ice.
  2. Strain into a footed pilsner glass and top with crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with edible flowers and greens.
Editor's Note

Honey-Tumeric Orgeat:
1 quart unsweetened, unflavored almond milk
3 fingers of turmeric (1 to 2 inches, each)
1 teaspoon dried moringa seeds
2 cups wildflower honey

In a medium saucepan over low heat, bring the almond milk to a simmer. Grate the turmeric into the almond milk and add the moringa seeds and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the honey and stir well to fully combine. Fine strain the mixture, let it cool and store in a covered container.