Koh Lipe baby!

Hit the southern Thai isle for my birthday the last few days. The trip required us to go thru Langkawi.

No complaints there. So we did an overnight.

It was an opportunity to stock-up on all sorts of drinks for the trip.

Landed straight at Laila’s Bar at Cenang Beach. The owner G is a cool ex-beach bum

I had partied till 5am the night before, so was hoping for a relatively early nite on Langkawi. To be ready for Lipe n all.

Balls. No chance

By the time i took a chilly ride on my scooter back to the room, morning prayers were in the air. And i had yet to even open my luggage!

No time. Haha

Never looked at a chair dat way!

Chillin at the Langkawi harbour before the boat to Lipe

Lipe, otw to the resort

Landed, scored beers at the beach cafe n got in right away! Again, never saw my luggage till late

Cocktail of the night: Skyfell (Single malt served with exclusive sky-falling rainwater)

Afternoon drinks

The trip’s official beer

I managed to make time to for a sit-down dinner

Layaning fireshow at Reggae Bar

I shoved a lamp in to create our glowing bar on da beach. Haha

Kid had his own stash

Joyce n d fishies at our first snorkeling point

Landed on a secluded beach..

..and partied

Stumbled on a strange lake near the beach

The life. I HAD to buy that floating bar. Will be very handy

Party guest


Beers at Lipe are priced similarly as Langkawi, ie about 5 bucks at a bar, 3 bucks at a convenience store. However it’s best to BYO other liquids from Lgk.

Sleep was a premium (no time). Definitely a great trip!

I hear Tioman Island is similar these days, with it being chilled-out, duty-free n all. Might hit that next.


Brain damage: 8/10


Localized Cocktail (No 3)

Messed about with some ice-cream. Had chocolate ice-cream with Baileys.

Any variation of chocolate-based ice-cream will do

Goood shit. Obviously a lil sweet, but great as a dessert or snack. I’ll call it Bail Out.

You could also use Amarula. Or the different flavours of Baileys (Creme Caramel, Hazelnut, Mint, Coffee).

Stir it up

To add a festive flavour, drop a piece of sweet mandarin orange into d mix. Choc n orange go well together.

Kong hee fatt choy yall!


Beer cocktails for beerheads

I dunno what am gettin into here. Beer cocktails?? Well, they exist, so no point ignoring them.

Beer is a watered-down drink as it is, so ideally its best not to add too much of anything non-alcoholic into it, tho small amounts are fine. I tend to take my beer with a couple of shots of lime cordial for two reasons – it tastes good; and i end up drinking a lot faster and a lot more. Coz d problem with beer is the filling feel it gives.

Goddam beer is pretty versatile. Here are some of the more well-known cocktails.

Beer - more than a breakfast drink

1. Lager Lime – Like i said, beer with about 1.5 shots of lime cordial. (To know more about drink measurements, refer my post here.)

2. Snakebite – Half a pint of lager with half a pint of cider. Usually, a dash of blackcurrant cordial, “black”, is added as a sweetener. This is sometimes known as ‘diesel’. Some variants “float” the beer atop the cider in separate layers. Goes down too easy. A true Snakebite will also have a shot of vodka.

3. Black and Tan – Half and half – pale ale at the bottom, stout on the top. The most well-known brands of pale ale are Bass, Cooper’s and Sierra Nevada. Cant seem to find ’em here. Was a favourite when i was part-timing as a bartender in UK.

4. Black Velvet – Half stout, half champagne. Haha! Sounds like a winner. Cant wait to try dis one!

5. Red Eye – Add a shot (30ml) of tomato juice to any ale or lager (this cocktail is also known as Tomato Beer or a Red Rooster). Hmm. Dunno bout this, bout sounds ok.

6. Cili Haram – Add a few drops of Tabasco into your beer. Created this when i was bored at a bar. Also coz i miss this Mexican chili beer i used to have, dont remember in which country. At d bottom of d bottle there’ll be a cute lil mafucker, looks like a cili padi. Adds spice to every sip. Can recreate d effect with Tabasco.

7. Bee Sting – Dark beer plus some orange juice. I’d think lager / wheat beer would be a bettter choice.

8. I dunno what its called or who made it, maybe me – Lager with a few drops of Ribena.

9. Caribbean Night – Beer and a shot of coffee liqueur. Interesting.

10. Name unknown (lets call it Todi Negro) – toddy + stout. A favourite locally-created cocktail.

11. Top 10 – a Sabah specialty – half lager, half Royal Stout / Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. D wilder chicks over there seem to luv it!

12. Donkey Piss – Beer + tequila = Bad idea.

OK, now go fuck around with beer.


Localized cocktails Pt 2

Its been awhile since i last posted about home-made cocktails.

Try this. I call it Pinky. Sirap Bandung + vodka.

Tastes better than it looks

Tastes better than it looks

Add some Rose Syrup (F&N) to a glass of chilled milk. Fire in a shot or three of vodka. Add ice.

Feedback ranges from “boleh pakai” to “cun!”

For variety, a coupla drops of vanilla essence can help.


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