It would be fair to say that the Maldives’ summertime is far more gratifying and reliable than ours in the United Kingdom. Named after the Dhonakulhi Island in the north of the Maldives, this week’s featured cocktail recipe – ‘Dhon Kulhi’ – was created by mixologist Jayson Santos Del Rosario for the island’s luxurious Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa. What’s more, the bartender has also won the Grape Expectation Bartender’s Challenge for 2016, as well as having participated in the 25th APAC Bartender of the Year Cocktail Competition in Singapore. Featuring a rum base, combined with elderflower liqueur, passion fruit and ginger purée, this promisingly refreshing cocktail is great to recreate at home throughout the rest of summer, and ideal for (rare) warm summer evenings.
White rum, 40ml
Elderflower liqueur, 20ml
Passion fruit purée, 40ml
Ginger purée, 20ml
Lemon juice, 30ml
Ginger and chilli, a twist
Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add some ice cubes and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of ginger and chilli.
Further information on Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa can be found at hideawaybeachmaldives.com.