Sit alongside the pool, overlooking the deep blue Indian Ocean and allow yourself to journey across a tasting of temperamental liquid aperitifs. The space crowned by a large bamboo chandelier sets the tone for an evening of drinks to come. Dusk arrives with its glorious pastel and golden hues and the mixologists are at the ready. A cocktail tasting aligns drinks in a sequence; each advancing in sense, taste, richness and quality. It creates a tipsy experience, easing the drinker through a range of flavours, body and temperatures. There’s a sense of purpose; a beginning, a middle and an end.
Inspired by the natural surroundings, each cocktail is an amalgamation of hyperlocal ingredients, creative ingenuity and sheer passion for artistry. From the tangy sourness of tamarind to the high temperature emanating from scotch bonnets (locally known as kochchi), sweet king coconut water to fruity calamansi (locally known as narang), spicy green chillies and Indian gooseberries combined.
A chronicle of remarkable narratives from across our island and resorts.