“A seriously good cocktail is made with an eye to balance,” says Melrick Mayor of Long Bar at Raffles Makati. Food magazine sat down with the cocktail connoisseur to learn recipes that will help you become the hostess with the mostest. Perfecting the art of making a cocktail is a useful life skill that can help you wherever you may choose to go in the world, so read on for a foolproof one that puts a twist on Carrie Bradshaw's all-time favorite. The best advice from Mayor? “Learn to trust your tongue and judgment."
3 tablespoons Belvedere vodka
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons simple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh pink guava juice
1 tablespoon fresh cranberry juice snow sugar, for garnish
Measure ingredients into a pint mixing glass. Fill mixing glass with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a snow sugar dusted martini glass. Garnish with more snow sugar.
Original story by Regina Troy Barrios, published in Food Magazine. Recipe courtesy of Long Bar at Raffles Makati. Photograph of the Long Bar courtesy of Instagram.com/raffleshotelmakati.