Celebrated liquid chef (mixologist) Kalel Demetrio teaches us how to make one of his Batangas-themed concoctions. Read and learn it too.

Dry ice optional. Photo by Daniel Soriano

Anting-anting ni Malvar (Malvar’s amulet) is a drink that represents Batangas with ingredients coming from all over the province. It’s an easy citrusy drink with a tinge of spiciness in it, and we love it.

The ingredients

  • 60 ml dalandan (sour orange) juice
  • 15ml Sampinit lambanog liqueur
  • 45ml Sirena dry gin
  • 5g fresh turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of Agimat ng badboy (jigsaw pepper honey)
  • A sprig of burnt rosemary
  • 1 drop of herbed saline
  • 20ml rosemary syrup

The procedure

  1. Muddle the fresh turmeric in a tin shaker until the juices are released.
  2. Put in the rest of the ingredients in the shaker and stir.
  3. Add ice, shake, and strain into a glass.