35cl Cocktail Co., a Philippine-based beverage company specializing in cocktail experiments, released CE022, its latest cocktail exploring the flavor profile of rice.
“CE022 is the product of our exploration of rice, a fundamental component of Filipino culture and cuisine. The cocktail highlights the versatility of the grain, both as an ingredient and as a dish,” the brand explains in a social media post upon release.
“The drink was initially envisioned as a base drink to complement varying garnishes, similar to how rice is paired with ulam or turned into kakanin. Included with each bottle are three accompaniments specifically created for CE022: Rice, each meant to enhance the cocktail’s flavor in a different way.”
CE022 is also its last release, after three years of experimentation. Each order comes with three accompaniments with its own designed enhancement to the cocktail.
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Since its inception, 35cl Cocktail Co.’s bottled creations have captured the palettes of many curious cocktail drinkers in the country. Each of its releases — most came in batches of three — were well-intentioned, well-created expeditions of flavor in a bottle, some of which originated from unlikely roots. It’s fitting that its last release featured a fundamental part of Filipino cuisine in a remarkable, boundary-pushing fashion.
As with all of its creations, CE022 is available in limited batches.
Visit www.35clcocktail.com to order.