The Drinks of Great Men: What Would Ramon Magsaysay be Drinking Today?October 5, 2015
Maybe it’s the state of politics today, or maybe it’s us being proud of our roots, but lately, internet talk has been all about our prolific national heroes and artists. In a toast to our history, we decided to partner up with ABV, and craft some cocktails in honor of a few of our famous figures, dreaming up what they might have been drinking if they were in the bars of today. Here’s the second in our series The Drinks of Great Men: Rum on Cerveza inspired by Ramon Magsaysay.
We’ve always had testy relationships with our previous heads of state, but Ramon Magsaysay continues to have fans until this day. Maybe it was his domestic policies, or his everyman persona, Magsaysay’s following has made him into all sorts of a cultish figure.
ABV’s Jeff Gonzales has created a purely Pinoy cocktail, with Don Papa rum, and juices of both pineapple and dayap. He tops it all off with San Miguel beer, as Magsaysay was known to be simple, and enjoyed kicking back with a cerveza or two. The drink is served the way you’d get your drink in a sari-sari store, wrapped in a brown paper bag. The addition of cherry blossom is an ode to Mount Manunggal, where our respected president met his end.