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10 Pinoy Cocktail Recipes To Try With Gin Bilog

Stephanie Bernardo
Stephanie Bernardo
18 Jun 2020
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Pinoy cocktails for your next e-numan

If you haven’t been victimized by “gin bilog” -- one of the most famous local gins in the Philippines -- then we don’t think you’ve experienced a true Filipino inuman just yet. If, however, you are one of the countless people who have woken up with a pounding headache after too many Weng Wengs, then best believe we are all part of the club! 
Almost always available at sari-sari stores for just a little over PHP50, it is no wonder why this liquor is a Pinoy favorite. So if you’re suddenly in the mood for a fun drink with a kick, a trip to the nearest sari-sari store is all you need because we’ve listed down 10 gin bilog Pinoy cocktails you can easily mix with ingredients you probably already have at home: 

1. Gin Pom

gin pomelo
Easily the most popular Pinoy cocktail, this drink is refreshingly sweet and tangy on a hot summer day. 
  • 1 bottle gin bilog
  • 1 sachet powdered pomelo juice
  • 1 liter water
  • Ice 

2. Weng Weng

weng weng
Loved (and hated) by college kids, this cocktail is a concoction of not not one, not two, but 5 different spirits. Drink a glass straight up and you just might end up hearing sirens in your head that sound like “weeeng weeeng”. 
  • 2 shots gin bilog
  • 2 shots vodka
  • 2 shots rum
  • 2 shots brandy
  • 2 shots grenadine syrup 
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice

3. Shembot 

shembot
Ready for a night of dancing? This drink -- a mix of caffeine, sugar, and alcohol -- will definitely give you the energy to kembot the night away.
  • 1 bottle gin bilog
  • 1 sachet melon juice powder
  • 1 sachet 3-in-1 coffee mix
  • Dash of strawberry syrup, optional
  • Ice

4. Expired

expired
This drink does not require you to use expired or old ingredients, but what it can do though is leave you ‘expired’ quite early into the night. 
  • 2 bottles beer
  • 1 bottle gin bilog 
  • 2 menthol hard candies
  • Ice

5. Destroso

destroso
Inspired by a Spanish word which means “destruction”, this cocktail will without a doubt leave you destroyed if you don’t watch how much you drink.
  • 1 bottle Red Horse
  • 1 bottle gin bilog
  • 1 sachet powdered pineapple juice 
  • 2 sachets powdered grape juice
  • Ice
Tip: Dissolve the powdered juice drinks in gin before mixing with the beer 

6. RPG 

rpg
The name of this cocktail might as well mean Rated Parental Guidance because any child can easily mistake this drink for an unassuming pineapple juice, when it, in fact, has two very strong alcoholic ingredients mixed in. 
  • 1 bottle Red Horse 
  • 1 bottle gin bilog 
  • 1 500 ml canned pineapple juice 
  • Ice

7. Kisay

kisay
A mix of lime soda and calamansi gives this drink a nice sour kick and while it won’t necessarily give you convulsions -- aka what the drink is called in english -- it will definitely leave a tangy yummy shiver down your spine. 
  • 1 bottle Red Horse
  • 1 bottle gin bilog
  • 1 liter Sprite
  • 3 to 4 pieces calamansi, juiced 
  • Ice

8. Red Alert 

red alert
Not only does the bright red color of this drink give its name but also does its amount of caffeine that will keep you alert all day and night. 
Apart from its bright red color, this cocktail also lends its name to the exact feeling you’ll get after drinking an energy drink. This one’s sure to keep you up and alert day and night. 
  • 1 bottle gin bilog
  • 1 bottle red Sting energy drink
  • 1 sachet orange juice powder
  • 1 liter water
  • Ice

9. Tia Maria’s Zombie 

tia maria's zombie
Zombie cocktails are made using rum but this Pinoy version of course uses the Filipino-loved Gin Bilog instead and takes flavor inspiration from the refreshing Jamaican liquor, Tia Maria. 
  • 1 bottle gin bilog
  • 1 500ml Sprite
  • 1 pack strawberry flavored juice (Zesto) 

10. Toma Collins 

toma collins
A Pinoy take to the American cocktail, Tom Collins, this drink swaps the lemon for a more local flavor: calamansi. Another local spin is done on the name of the cocktail, using the Filipino slang term ‘Toma’ instead of Tom, which means ‘to drink’. 
  • 1.5 part gin bilog (infused with cucumber)
  • 1 part calamansi juice
  • 1 part honey syrup (equal parts water and honey)
  • 1 to 2 parts tonic water
  • 8 mint leaves 
  • Ice

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