Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Last Polka Cocktails

'Tis the season to be tipsy; Ril's Steakhouse launched a compendium of creative cocktails for Easter, using The Last Polka ice cream, but demand seems to have stayed sturdy enough for these sweet sacraments to remain on the menu beyond the bunny holiday.

Captain's Table: The Last Polka's salted gula melaka ice cream, blended with Captain Morgan spiced rum. A delicious substitute for banal desserts; we hope Ril's keeps this on the menu for many, many more months.

Summer Picnic: Strawberry cream cheese ice cream, Bacardi rum & cucumber. A bit pricier than The Last Polka's boozy milkshakes at The Bee, but also a touch more potent. Then again, The Bee's milkshakes are substantially more filling. So it's a tie, we think!

Chocolate chip ice cream with whiskey & Cointreau, for a citrus-rounded cocoa complexity.

Ril's bartender can be coaxed to make Last Polka cocktails that aren't on the menu. On the spot, he came up with this tangy mango ice cream & tequila treat.

Also addictive: Malt peanut butter ice cream, mixed with Myer's wheat rum.

Encouraged by these inebriating enticements, we headed on another evening to Publika's Plan B, plotting our own liquor-laced concoctions.

1. Order a plain butterscotch milkshake. 2. Order a shot of Macallan 12-year single malt. 3. Sip a little of the milkshake, then pour the Scotch whiskey into it. The outcome: SUCCESS! The Macallan imparts a honeyed smokiness that makes the milkshake much more marvelous.

Another attempt: 1. Order a vanilla milkshake. 2. Order one shot each of Captain Morgan rum & Don Julio Reposado tequila. 3. Pour the rum & tequila into the shake. The outcome: FAIL! Our greed made us forget that the tequila might taste overpoweringly astringent. This could have been more palatable with one shot of rum alone.

Ril's Steakhouse,
Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur.
Journal by Plan B,
Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
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24 comments:

  1. Hehe mixing your own drinks now! Sean the mixologist! Wooohoo!

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    1. Baby sumo: heh, I certainly wouldn't mind moonlighting as a mixologist! Though I think the only person who'd honestly enjoy my concoctions is me! :D

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  2. Oooo...nice touch with the milkshake. I should try this too! :)

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    1. Bangsar babe: heheh, I guess it's an experiment we could play around with at outlets that offer both milkshakes and alcohol :D

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  3. alcomilkshake! hehe.

    this sounds fun and interesting. unfortunately, i am not a person who like spirits. :)

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    1. Michelle: heh, maybe we can get you a mocktailmilkshake someday! but yeah, it's fun to try to concoct our own drinks recipes :D

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  4. Adult milkshakes! hehe imagine if a kid on the same table ordered the same thing and mistook the boozy one for his!

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    1. Vien: heheh, that would be a lucky kid in my book! he'd get to taste the best milkshake of his life (and it's cool if he gets tipsy, since he won't have to drive himself home) :D

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  5. I remember some poor dude who had to sacrifice his more peanut-buttery milkshake at Fat Boy Burgers so you could have your boozy milkshake at Plan B, mister... :P

    All whining aside, I have to admit it was fun seeing you pour two shots simultaneously into your second milkshake. So "pro" liddat... :D

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    1. Kenny: i just realized that one could actually make one's own peanut butter milkshake at Plan B too! just needed to order a vanilla milkshake (or butterscotch), ask for a side helping of peanut butter (since they have it), and then mix it up to your heart's content! wheeeeee :D

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  6. Hee hee! You are too funny. What a fun evening. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, two fun evenings, in fact! :D

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  7. Hehe..... After mixing.... Should it b shake as well?
    I think u could start ur career in cocktail drinks....
    Definitely will come n try.....

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    1. Simple Person: haha, we ended up just stirring instead of shaking :D thanks for the encouragement! i think i'd love to have a cocktail career, but it'll probably just remain as a dream :D

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  8. You should have ended this post with a picture of you sucking on a Moo Cow's ummmm....hmmm....better not continue here....Anyhow, that pic would have been an apt ending for a milkshake post lor.

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    1. Lemongrass: fortunately such pictures are not currently in the public domain! anyways, i discovered to my dismay that the cow had no milk to give :P

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  9. My my, I must have missed reading your blog for too long! What with you attending an event and you creating cocktail concoctions? I almost had to double check that I was reading the right blog. Hehehe.. Well that's my way of saying I miss Malaysian food if you don't already know :P Will depend on your blog to learn about Malaysian culinary scene now that I'm abroad (not that I didn't before :P)

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    1. Iamthewitch: heheh, hope you manage to find a good cafe nearby that serves Malaysian food at reasonable prices! And am looking forward to reading about your experiences in your new city once you're settled down! :D

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  10. making your own cocktails. That's super fun. I enjoy making them quite a bit for friends though somedays it ends up "funny" and overly potent that pals end up sleeping by the poolside:-(

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    1. Missyblurkit: hahah, sounds like your cocktails are wicked indeed! and potent is always preferable to watered down. errmm though i hope no one ever throws up into the pool! :D

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  11. after a few drinks, I'm sure i won't be able to read what's on that blackboard/

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    1. Eiling: heheh, you'll be tipsy AND you'll get a sugar rush! :D

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  12. Got lausai or not? dairy and booze gives me the runs! LOL

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    1. Ciki: ooo, no, not at all! yikes, sounds like lactose intolerance? or not! :D

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