Although bourbon is a form of whiskey, you wouldn’t win any favours in Scotland or US for calling it the “same thing”. Yes, bourbon is primarily a whiskey – a spirit distilled from fermented grain mash and then aged in wooden barrels – but the Americans are pretty strict about defining “bourbon”.
Malaysian weather is made for a long, and cool afternoon drink. That is, of course, if you obey two rules: (1) go for low-alcoholic drinks to avoid evening headaches, and (2) keep it simple and easy-to-make (hey, even bartenders like to take it easy during the mid-day heat). Here are some of my recommendations to make the best out of a lazy afternoon
There’s nothing better after a late-night drinking session than heading to the lok-lok van to have your pick of steaming hot meatballs and tom yam-soaked foo-chuk. Granted, standing around the van called “Fat One” isn’t exactly a fine-dining experience, but that’s no excuse to revert back to our caveman days*.
So before you head off for your next lok-lok meal, keep in mind these cardinal rules.
No good host builds a home without a bar, or at the very least, a liquor cabinet. While the vast variety of alcohol – not to mention the hundreds of cocktail recipes and tools that go along with them – is enough to put off any beginner from stocking up, keep in mind that even the simplest bar set up can concoct a variety of drinks.
With that in mind, here are three essential liquors that will get you started on your journey to becoming the perfect host.
In all their meticulous planning to look stylish for the holiday, most vacation-goers neglect to notice the most obvious flaw: that their luggage bags are worn down, garishly outdated, and about as durable as cheese cloth.
There was a time when having a few drinks with the boss or client during lunch was not only an acceptable practice, but a preferred one. Dubbed the “Three-Martini Lunch”, this was when deals were agreed and confidences were exchanged – all under the company’s expense account.
the addition of gin
“What it is”
Created in Novara, Italy in 1860 by Gasparo Campari, the Northern Italian aperitivo was popularised in late-19th century when it became an essential element in the Milano-Torino (a mix of Campari and red vermouth), which later evolved into the Negroni with the addition of gin.
Spending the regular weekend out in Changkat is fine and fun, but is hardly memorable. If you really want an epic weekend, it doesn’t take much: there are key music festivals in Asia that are only a short flight away, and you might just make it back in time for the office on Monday morning.
Precise Timing, A Clear Winner.