AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 COCKTAILS AND SKETCHES – NUMBER 23 – CAO BA QUAT , HCMC, VIETNAM.

Cau Ba Quat as seen in 2015

Cao ba Quat was a Vietnamese poet and revolutionary who led a peasant uprising against Emperor Tu Duc. Her was either executed or killed in the uprising known as the “Locust Revolt”. Many of his poems were destroyed, but about 1400 ( most written in Han Tu ) survive. He is remembered as a great poet and a staunch defender of the poor and oppressed.

STREET

Cao Ba Quat is a short street in District 1. The drawing I made for this piece is the corner of Thi Each, showing the location of the old propaganda film studios. The drawing was made about a month before the studios were demolished. Plenty of mid range hotels are found on this street.

Cao ba Quat today with a modern hotel on the site of the old propaganda film studios

STREET NAME HISTORY

Cao Ba Quat, Duong (Q.1) – Before 1955: rue Capitaine-Fryatt, 1955-1975: duong Cao Ba Quat.

CAO BA QUAT COCKTAIL

The Cao Ba Quat Cocktail presented in a ceramic coconut

Inspired by the orange and coconut sellers that sit on this street in the early morning before dawn. The cocktail is an obvious choice of an adapted Pina Colada style drink, replacing the pineapple juice with orange juice. Coconut vinegars used as the acid component instead of the classic lime.

The Cao Ba Quat cocktail is light in alcohol, with a sweet and sour taste.

INGREDIENTS

50ml White Rum, 75ml Fresh Orange Juice, 20ml Coconut Vinegar, 50ml Coconut water, 20ml Coconut syrup, 25ml Fresh Cream, 3-4 dash orange bitters. Garnish, strips of coconut flesh and orange zest.

METHOD

Build all ingredients in a ceramic coconut over crushed ice. Garnish with cut strips of coconut flesh and orange zest.

The Cao Ba Quat cocktail used the build ing technique
The Cocktail art of Saigon drinks manual Volume 2 – available exclusively from The Studio Saigon

Please Check out the Channel if you have time, along with the link below to my new and regular blog feed “On The Blog” and website. Thank you for your support of The Studio Saigon and stay safe.

WEBSITE

https://thestudiosaigon.com

YOU TUBE

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHQzz1lUjdUeDkNkKyXs0gw

INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/richie_fawcett/?hl=en

Share on facebook

MORE THOUGHTS FROM THE BLOG

error: Content is protected !!