Recipe by Abigael Quilal-lan

Bartender at ABV (Basement Floor, 1209, 22 Jupiter, Makati City)

Pasko Na Sinta ko is a romantic Christmas song popularized by the Filipino singer Gary Valenciano and is the inspiration for this drink. Contrast to the sad theme of the song, this drink will brighten up your gloomy holiday. It has comforting aromas of pandan and nutmeg, the citrus that will wake up your palate and line your throat with the vanilla finish from the rum and whisky blend.

“The song is all about yearning for his loved one, and I created this cocktail recipe as a reminder of what Christmas should be about. Christmas is a celebration of all kinds of love, love of family, love for friends, oneself love and especially love for our savior. We should not forget the sole reason for the occasion, and it is to be thankful for His salvation. So, when we are down, sad, and missing someone we lost, remind yourselves to be grateful because Christmas is all about Christ and love.

I named the cocktail Sabsaban (trough) because this is where the celebration of Christmas started when Jesus Christ was born in a trough.”—Abby 


30 ml Glenfiddich 12 years
15 ml Don Papa 7 yrs 
15 ml lemon juice 
15 ml lime juice 
15 ml pandan syrup
7.5 ml macadamia syrup 
30 ml egg white
dried pandan leaves and nutmeg for garnish 

How to make the cocktail:

Pour ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Dry shake then add ice for a wet shake. 
Shake briskly and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 
Garnish with dried pandan leaves and grated nutmeg. 

 This cocktail will be available at ABV menu during the holiday season. 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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