Tim Colston

Long Chim


Akasa Highball

Glassware

Highball

GARNISH

Clear ice spear and a 8 spice "offering"

INGREDIENTS

45ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin

15ml Balinese 8 spice vermouth

80ml Fermented toasted rice and coconut soda

3 drops Citric acid solution

2 dashes Saline solution

METHOD

Built

THE STORY BEHIND THE COCKTAIL NAME

The Akasa Highball is a toast to family.

This drink is inspired by a recent family holiday to Bali for my grandmothers 80th birthday. My family has always been close and growing up we all used to holiday together at least once or twice a year. As we all got older the holidays have slowed down but we all decided to book a villa in Bali for a week with and open invitation to stay as long as we could to celebrate with everyone. My grandmother loves gin, so the rule was everyone had to bring a bottle of our choice. Sipsmith was my choice and went down a hit with everyone. Whenever I think of Sipsmith I'm instantly transported back to the villa and sipping gin highballs by the pool in the sun.

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The Asaka Highball will be served at Long Chim Perth from 10th-24th February. Follow the @longchim Instagram account for more information about the drink and its story.