Around the World in 60 Cocktails: From Bali with Love!
The Canang Sari are given to the gods every morning by the Hindu Balinese as an offering of thanks for the balance and peace in our world that is renewed each day. Our gift is an exotic cocktail recipe that is bursting with tropical flavors.
In Bali, Canang Sari are made from coconut leaves, betel nut and lime. Their base symbolizes three powers – creation, preservation and unity – embodied by three Hindu deities, respectively Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The offering is overlaid by flowers whose colors also bear significance, symbolizing a relation to a Hindu god and a direction. White petals to the east are for Iswara, the god of Nature. Red petals to the south are given for Brahma, symbolizing the power of creation. Mahadeva and the west are represented by yellow petals. Blue or green is the color for the northern direction and the protective god Vishnu.
Our signature sour-style tropical rum drink draws inspiration from this eye-catching Balinese tradition. We start with the seductive flavors of sweetened vanilla, while ginger brings a spicy bite and warmth to the cocktail (we love ginger mixed drinks). The natural acidity of passion fruit puree provides balance and tropical fruit notes. And this libation is proof that you can mix coconut milk in cocktails to great effect.
Our offering is capped by Bacardi Carta Blanca, the world’s most famous rum and Foursquare spiced rum, one of Barbados’ finest exports with hints of dry spice including cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and vanilla.
- 1/2 oz. Monin Vanilla Syrup
- 1/2 oz. Boiron Passion Fruit puree
- 1 oz. Reàl Ginger Infused Syrup
- 1 1/2 oz. Coconut milk
- 1/2 oz. Bacardi Carta Blanca white rum
- 1 1/2 oz. Foursquare spiced rum
- 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
- Banana leaf, for garnish
- Edible flowers, for garnish
- Mint sprig, for garnish
How to Prepare:
- Wrap a Collins glass with a banana leaf, fill with cubed ice and put to one side.
- Collect a cocktail shaker and add all the ingredients – except the Angostura bitters.
- Fill with cubed ice and shake for 10 seconds
- Fine strain and add 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
- Garnish with edible flowers & mint sprig