The name of this drink loosely translates to “go ahead,” which Napier Bulanan notes can be read as either an invitation or a warning, depending on how it’s delivered. The drink itself is a simple, spirit-forward construction built around a base of aged Filipino rum, modified with pandan syrup and walnut bitters. “If you enjoy Old-Fashioneds, this is definitely up your alley,” says Bulanan.
Napier Bulanan | Oakland, California
- 2 ounces aged Filipino rum, preferably Don Papa 10 Year
- 1/4 ounce pandan syrup (see Editor’s Note)
- 2 dashes walnut bitters
Garnish: lime twist
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
- Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
- Garnish with a lime twist.
1 cup water
1 cup white cane sugar
1 cup pandan leaves, chopped
In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the sugar and pandan leaves and let simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool and strain into a resealable container.