The last day of this year is here and with that; the biggest bash of the year! We only have a couple of hours to do all those things you will resolve not to do in the New Year – so let’s do it in style. Let’s give ourselves something to really resolution over, by discovering the Top Ten cocktails in Canggu!
I have put together a quick hack-list to help you bar hop like a boss and find the most luscious libations slay your thirst in the Gu this NYE. Wrap you lips around one (or all!) of Canggu’s most divine fire-waters and welcome the year with a flare! I can’t promise that they’ll help you find that midnight party pash, but what I can promise is that you’ll be too consumed by their deliciousness to even care.
Happy New Years Gu crew.. here’s do dancing out the old, drinking in the New!
TOP TEN COCKTAILS IN CANGGU
Watercress Cafe – Jl. Batu Belig No. 21, Batu Belig, Canggu
We had to start of with our go-to cocktail bar at Watercress cafe, literally “always, anytime” and their signature Always Anytime cocktail that seems to agree with our sentiment. The cocktails at Watercress aren’t margarita this and martini that. Nope, they are craft cocktails cooked up by the gourmet genius behind the Watercress institution. Pair your seafood platter with something cool, crisp and refreshing. Cheers to that!
The Always, Anytime Pineapple vodka, lemon and topped with smoky almonds! It is so refreshing, cool and sexy, you wish you could drink it out of the tap. This tall drink is definitely one of the flirtiest-fresh cocktails I’ve met and like the name suggests, I really wouldn’t mind having it always, anytime and let’s be real, it shouldn’t be any other way!
Always anytime @ Watercress – 120k
Finn’s Beach Club – Jl. Pantai Berawa, Berawa, Canggu
Recently our fave Bali Beach Club quite literally “levelled up” with the opening of their suave rooftop lounge. The addition of this sexy new sunset spot came with a seductive new drink list. Meet the Wild Rosella. All the flavours of sunset in a glass; its a smooth vanilla infused vodka and passion fruit puree, shaken with vanilla syrup and topped with a passion fruit foam.
You know where you’ll find us at midnight tonight!
Wild Rosella @ Finn’s Lounge – 150k
Salumeria – Jl. Tanah Barak 47, Echo Beach, Canggu
Hooch worthy of 007! The Salumeria Dirty Martini is a slightly more grown-up drink that both chills you down on a hot day and turns the temperature up on the inside – Bond style! Do you take yours shaken or stirred?
Salumeria really is a Gentleman’s bar with a view to kill. This classic Dirty Martini is mixed with all my favourite kinds of dirty – the dry vermouth and drunken olives – this bad boy makes me want to shake my trunk in a not-so-secret agent kinda way.
Dirty Martini @ Salumeria – 130k
La Finca – Jl. Subak Sari No. 77, Berawa, Canggu
Grab some friends and grab a carafe of this sexy Spanish – she’s definitely for sharing. A sangria with a powerful triple sec & brandy punch, she’s not like the other sangria senoritas you’ve met before – you’ve been warned!
Served red, white or sparkling and chilled with tipsy fruit, it’s a cocktail that will get you salsa dancing in no time!
Sangria @ La Finca Bali – 60k per glass & 290k for a Carafe
Montagu Bar – Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Batu Bolong, Canggu
Just when you thought you knew the Espresso Martini, Montagu Bar on Batu Bolong have gone and splashed you in the face with their caffeine-fueled, Patron-laced creation. That’s right, becuase vodka is for pu**ys. If you’re going to Espresso Martini – do it right.
This nipping brew will perk you up, erase any traces of the New Years Eve-eve hangover, and frankly make you question why anyone would ever order a regular coffee, like ever!
Where is Montagu’s Bar you ask? Brand-spanking new, it’s above the Montagu’s Sandwich bar, half way along the busy Batu Bolong strip. Grab a cocktail and enjoy prime-people-watching positioning. Obsessed.
Espresso Martini @ Montagu Bar – 150k
Black Shores Supper Club – Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Batu Bolong, Canggu
Black Shores is where gentlemen come to swizzle their drinks, in an old-fashioned-kinda-fashion. A classic dapper dudes cocktail, the Old Fasioned is made by muddling sugar with bitters, then adding your choice of, Bourbon, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Gin or Scotch (yes! there’s an entire Old Fasioned menu!) and a twist of citrus rind. It will put hair on your chest and fire in in your breath, and have you as sharp as Don Draper in no time.
Old Fashioned @ Black Shores Bar – 100k
Ji Restaurant – Jl Batu Bolong, Batu Bolong Beach, Canggu
O.M.GU! The Coco Sexo at Ji Restaurant rooftop is pure sex in a cup. She is an island local, a show stopper and a full on party smoker!
Presented in a Tiki cup inside a coconut that breathes fumes; Coco Sexo attracts all the attention from everyone around! She is like the mature liquid Passion fruit, Coconut & Vanilla, Queen bee of all deliciousness with that extra ginger stinger-TO DIE FOR! She lives where time has stood still, like in an Asian fairy tale from the past, and we never want to leave!
Coco Sexo @ Ji Restaurant – 140k
Lacalita – Jl. Batu Bolong No. 68, Batu Bolong, Canggu
This spicy house signature Margarita is not for the weak hearted! She is a real hot Mexican, dressed up in loco star-fruit juice and month-long jalapeno infused tequila. Wowsa!
All I can say is that this saucy mamacita definitely has some attitude -she will awaken your senses; spice you up and take you on an adventure worthy El Diablo himself. Aribaaaa aribaa!
Jalapeno Margarita @ Lacalita – 95k
Watermelon Gin Fizz
GypsyBali – Jl. Munduk Catu No 1, Echo Beach, Canggu
My favourite kind of yang to my (g)yin is the Watermelon Gin Fizz; freshly squeezed watermelon with top quality gin made with love, is the best tropical alcy-hydrator around.
A delish symphony that sings it’s way straight to my heart, this gypsy is my kind of girl – starting her happy hour(s) early – yep! 4-6pm every damn day. Come here, and double up on drinks for the price of one, let the games be-GIN!
Watermelon Gin Fizz @ Gypsy Bali – 90k
Dark Seas Triacle
Deus Temple of Enthusiasm – Jalan Batu Mejan No. 8, Batu Bolong, Canggu
Drinking regular ice cubes made from water wouldn’t be very hipster now would it? Don’t worry Gu crew, Deus Temple has got you.
Deus is all about cruisey customs, so why would their drinks be any different? Order the custom-made Dark Seas Triacle – a dark muscly handsome rum drink surrounding a tropical coconut ice ball. Taste the drink customise as the sweet coconut water melts and mellows out the shot of booze. This big wig would make any hipsters hips stir.. Vrr-vrr-vrooom!