Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight

120518_15

Photograph: Nina Loacker/Phnom Penh Post

As an English woman in Cambodia at this time of year, I sometimes find myself pining for the green and drizzly summers back home: Wimbledon, cricket, rainy picnics and, of course, a bowl of strawberries and cream.

And then I had a flashback on the Riverside: when I spotted a cocktail made with fresh strawberries at La Croisette, the Tonle Sap became the Thames.

The strawberry cocktail is the restaurant bar’s eponymous drink. Similar to a daiquiri, two generous shots of cachaça are blitzed up with several whole strawberries, a glug of strawberry syrup, a sharp squeeze of lime and scoop after scoop of crushed ice. This thick icy slush is poured into a glass and garnished with another carefully carved red berry.

The cocktail is a feast for the eyes; this mountain of alcoholic ice is as red as London buses, the bold scarlet cross on a St George’s flag or the ruddy face of an Englishman left out in the sun for too long.

A sip of La Croisette tastes as good as it looks, too: the hot and heavy hit of the cachaça is checked by the chill of the ice and the freshness of the fruit; it’s not too sweet and the effect demands another slurp.

Tassilo, the often charming owner of La Croisette, says he encouraged his staff to come up with a special cocktail that was deserving of the name of the bar. What better ingredient to choose for a unique concoction than the strawberry, as rare in Phnom Penh as a street where the houses are numbered logically.

Ingredients: cachaça, strawberry syrup, lime, fresh strawberry
Price: US$5
Happy hour: 9 – 11, cocktails $3
Where: La Croisette
Address: #241 Sisowath Quay

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".