The Union Bar's Banga #1

[Photograph: Melody Fury]

This playful concoction from Arthur Wynne at The Union Bar in Vancouver is juicy and thirst-quenching. You'll need a lidded glass jar for each cocktail.

The Union Bar's Banga #1

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:glass jar with lid, muddler, straw


  • Lime quarter
  • Lemongrass, 1-inch long piece
  • 2 rambutans, peeled and seeded
  • 4 Thai basil leaves
  • 1-inch slice galangal, chopped roughly
  • 1/2 ounce gomme syrup
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Crushed ice
  • Garnish: Thai basil sprig


  1. 1

    In a glass jar, muddle lime wedge, lemongrass, rambutans, basil, and galangal. Once the herbs are bruised and the rambutans are crushed, add the gomme syrup and gin.

  2. 2

    Twist the lid onto the jar and shake for 10 seconds. Remove the lid and fill the jar with crushed ice. Garnish with Thai basil and serve with a straw.

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