Here’s Our 100% Lokal Weng-Weng that’s Truly Traydor

August 30, 2019

The origin of the Weng Weng is an urban legend in itself. Some say that it was named after the Filipino James Bond played by midget seventies movie actor, Ernesto de la Cruz. Another goes that it was the local slang of the era that meant to get “totally wasted”. One other legend says that it was the nickname of the bartender who originally made it, but few other details followed from there.

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In a way it is the very spirit of the drink. There’s an idea of how the Weng Weng should look, taste, and what goes into it, but almost everyone has their spin on it. Even with an arguably arbitrary mix, it has crossed the borders and made its mark as a signature Filipino cocktail.

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For this particular Weng Weng, Pepper keeps it close to home with the use of Pinoy alcohol. Because no matter where you have your Weng Weng, no other language gets the essence of “traydor” as perfectly as Filipino.

All-Lokal Weng Weng

Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 jiggers vodka
  • 2 jiggers rum
  • 2 jiggers tequila
  • 2 jiggers brandy or whiskey
  • 2 jiggers gin
  • 2 jiggers grenadine syrup
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • Enough ice


  1. Put all ingredients in a tumbler.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Serve immediately.

TIP: Shake in ice if about to serve already. What do you mix in your weng weng? Share your mixes with us in the comments section below.

Mia Marci Mia Marci

Mia Marci likes sampling street food, even if she doesn't know what's in it. She's gotten sick to her stomach on occasion because of this hazardous curiosity, but even the strictest of doctors couldn't stop her. Mia also writes about video games, travel, and girly issues for other publications. She also teaches English and Creative Writing. In the little spare time she has left, she catches up on film and TV shows, while cuddling up to her dog and cat.

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4 responses to “Here’s Our 100% Lokal Weng-Weng that’s Truly Traydor”

  1. I can’t imagine how I can finish almost an entire pitcher of weng weng back in college and still make it home in one piece. Marivic’s Bistro in Leon Guinto had a very potent mix but I could still attend class the next day. Siguro now, I can’t even finish two glasses without burning up with the Asian flush. Funny how alcohol tolerance wanes with age. Tumatanda na talaga tayo…

  2. Volts Sanchez says:

    Jeez. I don’t even want to think of the hangover.

  3. hehehe says:

    weng-weng vs bad trip, anyone?

  4. Lee says:

    Singapore Sling-like thing.

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