The secret behind a good cocktail recipe is the basic ingredients and the proportions between them. With a good source of syrup and freshly squeezed lemons, you are prepared for almost any cocktails. Some sips will keep you cool as you watch the sunset or enjoy the evening from your daybed under a thatched roof. Now, shake or strain, pour it in a cocktail glass or build it over ice in a rocks glass, it’s all your choice! Let’s tweak the balance between sour and sweet.
The character of vodka gives depth to any liqueur! This signature cocktail at The DECK Restaurant & Bar will show you that, when it comes down to tropical drinks, any simple fruit can taste just as exotic as the more elusive coconut and pineapple. Red Viagra is made with a mixture of vodka, black currant liquor, brown sugar, cranberry juice and, of course, tamarillo fruit. A combination of cranberry juice and fresh tamarillo fruit provides a deep and passionate simulation after drinking it. This drink will sync in harmony with the stretch of Legian’s nightlife that never goes out. Tag along your mates to give it a try! To get the best spot, a reservation is recommended via WhatsApp at +62 859-6425-3804 or via the Chope application at the following link cho.pe/thedeckrestaurantandbar.
Address: Jalan Raya Legian #117, Kuta
Phone: +62 361 3001101
Sophisticated, edgy and unexpectedly strong, this luscious Coffee Martini will satisfy even the most amorous of appetites. Serving at Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu’s signature restaurant, Filini Restaurant, this one of the most popular cocktails is actually simply a matter of mixing booze with coffee. To prep this drink, you need Kintamani Coffee, Vanilla infused Vodka and Kahlúa. Start with a chilled martini glass with ice before you pour 30 ml single espresso, 30 ml Kahlúa and 45 ml Vanilla infused Vodka. Add 1 scoop ice cube, then shake and strain into martini glass. To make an appealing look, garnish with 3 pieces of coffee bean on it. And, there you go, sip on!
Tip: Shake for like 10 seconds for optimal frothiness.
Address: Jalan Pemutih, Pecatu
Phone: +62 361 3008888
Vodka is essential to a well-stocked home bar. The smooth, easy-to-quaff liquor plays well in classic drinks like Cosmopolitan, vodka tonics, as well as more elaborate newfangled cocktails. If you’re keen for something new, why not try the Elevator Cocktail at Attika Bar? The Elevator Cocktail is the all-out crowd-pleasing cocktail, tasting as a vacation should with Vodka infused with dates fruit, homemade cinnamon syrup, apple juice and rosemary. Mixing unique taste of spicy, sweet and sour, the Attika’s Mixologist was inspired by local people in creating this drink. He knew that the locals like the spicy taste and they grow spices on this land one, and therefore he took some cinnamon and rosemary mixed with fresh apple juice together to find the best balance for this cocktail. So, shake… double strain… pour it in an old fashioned glass… voila!
Address: Jalan Laksamana Oberoi #177X, Seminyak
Phone: +62 812-4612-0010
Ma Le Blue
After spending a long walk at Tanjung Benoa Beach, a glass of Ma Le Blue at Warung Bamboo’s Tijili Benoa will boost up your mood to prepare Bali’s nightlife. Mixing Vodka with Lychee Liqueur, Blue Curacao, Mango Juice, a bit of Sprite, Fresh Lychee and Cherry, they are perfect to blend one another. To get it done, start by preparing mango juice and cherry into a glass while throwing other ingredients into a shaker. Shake it well and pour it into a glass with a bit of Sprite. You can either garnish it with Honeydew, Mint Leaves, or both. Now, close your eyes as you take the first sip, and you will be transported to Bali’s beaches with turquoise blue waters and palm trees swaying in the light breeze. This is the next best thing to a tropical vacation.
Address: Jalan Pratama #62E, Benoa
Phone: +62 361 4728900
How about a beautifully layered cocktail, just like the ones you see on TV? Well, Red Rainbow will make sure to impress your guests. At Bali Garden Beach Resort, their Red Rainbow is served over ice, vodka, grenadine and orange juice topped with a shot of blue curacao. To prepare it, you can start by filling your tall glass with ice, and then pour in the vodka, blue curacao and orange juice. Slowly pour the grenadine into the glass over the back of a spoon or by drizzling it down the side of the glass, allowing it to settle at the bottom. For the finishing look, garnish with an orange slice.
Address: Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta
Phone: +62 361 752725
Those who are ready for the weekend, this Cranberry Margarita is just the thing to celebrate this summer. The margaritas are perfect for Bali’s heat, but the cranberry reminds you that the raining season is just around the corner. Yes, this heat will end! Maybe not soon, but there is an end in sight. In Kuta, the Cranberry Margarita at Owl Stone Café & Bakery is using fresh cranberries and variety of quality vodkas and tequilas. This can be a perfect selection while you are enjoying the busy surrounding.
Address: Jalan Raya Tuban #2, Kuta
Phone: +62 361 3015555
Shogun Milk Punch
The first mention of Milk Punch dates back to English statesman Thomas Sacheverell’s 1688 account of his visit to the Scottish Isles. We’re taking this legendary concoction even further around the globe, blending sake, black tea, goji berry and clarifying it with milk for a completely unique Japanese rendition. Shogun Milk Punch at SugarSand is combining Sake, Black Tea, Citrus juice, Whey and Goji berry. All are served over large ice and a silky smooth sipper.
Address: Jalan Double Six, Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 2099999
Sex On The Beach
A cinch to make, and you will keep all your guests happy! This is the perfect summer cocktail to enjoy by the beach but tasty enough to drink all year round. Get the order of ingredients right, use summer fruits for your garnish and you will definitely be getting a few repeat orders! At Agendaz Beach Club, the mixologist is mixing vodka with Triple Sec, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice and Crème de Cassis. The perfect combination of the clear vodka and fresh sweet-sour fruity ingredients creates another level of drinking experience, hence the name. Rich and Fresh, Sex On The Beach is truly pleasant for every summer occasion.
Address: The Bay Bali, ITDC Lot C-O, Nusa Dua
Phone: +62 361 8948168
Focusing on the exploration of Indonesia’s fine tropical offerings, Akademi Bar houses a vast range of infused locally produced arak. This Balinese traditional spirit is made from coconut, rice and cane infused with the best produce in Bali such as snake fruit, pineapple, rambutan, rosella, honey, strawberry and many more. Featuring Nusa Daiquiri, a solid combination of spiced rum, orange arak, lemongrass shrub, light rum, citrus juice and 2 dashes of tropical bitters to be shaken and doubled strain. Serving in a ceramic cocktail glass, and sip on!
Address: Jalan Petitenget 51B, Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 3029940 / 4737979
Alcoholic Ginger Ale
To complement Ginger Moon’s cuisine, a creative list of locally-inspired cocktails is on offer. Featuring Alcoholic Ginger Ale for those who like a strong taste! Basically, ginger and sugar already make a one-note of uninspired ginger ale, but additional flavourings are a great way to add a little character into a drink. At Ginger Moon, this drink is mixing lemongrass with kaffir lime leaf infused arrack and ginger bubbles to make a solid end into the presentation.
Address: Jalan Laksmana 7, Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 734533