Around the World in 60 Cocktails: Good Fortune
One of the best things about traveling is discovering the different customs of each country. Did you know, for example, that Italian women don red underwear every New Year’s Eve in order to bring good luck for the following 12 months? Or that Colombians take an empty suitcase for a walk on New Year’s Eve, encouraging a year full of travel and adventure? Or that in Singapore, new homeowners are encouraged to knock on their front door thrice and then roll a pineapple while shouting “huat ah!” – meaning good fortune? And that where it stops is called the “fortune spot”?
Fortunately, our good fortune is to have created this unique cocktail. It’s a twist on the classic Daiquiri, updated with the local flavors – and hopefully fortunes – of Asia. Kwai Feh is an elegant lychee liqueur, named after the concubine of the last emperor of the Tang dynasty, who was said to love lychees while Choya sake is made using locally grown japonica rice from the Nara Province that is smooth and easy-drinking, and promises the delights of the Orient!
While we can’t promise that you’ll win the lottery with our version of good fortune, it might be worth asking your butler for a pineapple so you can bless your suite!
- 4 Lime leaves
- ½ oz. Coco Lopez
- 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
- 1 oz. Boiron lychee puree
- 1 oz. Pineapple juice
- ¾ oz. Koko Kanu Jamaican rum
- ¾ oz. Kwai Feh lychee liqueur
- ¾ oz. Sake
How to Prepare:
- Prepare a lime leaf garnish
- Chill a double old fashioned glass & put to one side
- Remove the stem from the lime leaves, rip and add to a cocktail shaker, then lightly press
- Add the remaining ingredients
- Fill with cubed ice & shake for 10 seconds
- Fine strain
- Garnish with lime leaf