Recipe by Royce Pua

Bartender at William Grant & Sons and Prima Facie bar (a hidden speakeasy inside Vitto’s Wine Bar & Restaurant located at 114 Scout Lozano St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City (inside Vitto’s)

This recipe is inspired by the Christmas song Sana Ngayong Pasko popularized by Ariel Rivera. The cocktail takes its flavors from a classic Black Forest cake. The balanced mixture of hibiscus syrup and Intramuros Liqueur De Cacao makes this drink the liquid version of this favorite traditional cake.

“Sometimes we feel sad when important people leave, but a cake is always there. Cakes won’t leave you. Cake listens.”

“Chocolate will always be a classic in any occasion, combining it with local chocolate liqueur, Intramuros Liqueur De Cacao, and local hibiscus syrup from Down to Earth, I wanna make a cocktail that reminds people of Black Forest, a classic cake that still utilizes local ingredients.”—Royce.


45 ml Intramuros Liqueur De Cacao
45 ml Monkey Shoulder
22.5 ml hibiscus syrup
15 ml cream
1 drop salt water

How to make the cocktail

Combine everything in a shaker.
Shake with ice.
Dry shake.
Serve in a wine glass and garnish with hibiscus flower.

Prima Facie will be serving the Black Forest cocktail and more Christmas drinks from December 16, 2018 to January 7, 2019. is your learned drinking buddy who can tell you what to drink, what you’re drinking and where to drink. Learn about the coolest and the latest bars in the metro, or the newest beverage or new product out in the market, or have fun creating enjoyable drinks from our features and videos within the comfort of your homes.

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