Ninety Nine Ways To Indulge
When there are so many ways to indulge, why choose the ordinary?
If you are a fan of action spy movies then you are surely familiar with the catchphrase “Shaken, not stirred”, made famous by Ian Fleming’s creation, James Bond. This of course referred to one of the world’s favorite drinks, martini – the elixir of quietude, as quoted by the novelist, E. B. White.
This drink is basically a simple blend of gin and vermouth (or vodka instead of gin as Bond preferred it) created back in 1920s. But the martini lost its fame in the 70s and 80s when it was considered old-fashioned. But since the 90s, the martini has made a huge comeback with a new face – or should we say, faces. New drinks with the use of the name ‘martini’ or the suffix ‘tini’ were born and became instant hits, such as the lychee martini, appletini, chocolate martini and espresso martini. But how many are there out there in the world?
To satisfy your curiosity, why not head down south to Nikko Bali Resort and Spa? The resort recently introduced not one, ten or twenty but ninety nine martinis to its beverage list for you to choose from. But why ninety nine?
“It’s all about preference” said Erick Herdiansyah, the Assistant Food and Beverage Director – the brain behind this ultimate collection, ‘People like different flavors, sweet, dry, fruity, citrusy, chocolaty, creamy – you name it, we got it.”
What is on the list then?
“Aside from the common martini creations you can find such as the lychee, chocolate or espresso martinis, you can find unique tastes like pandan, tamarind, aloe vera or something on the sweet side like butterscotch, cotton candy, rice pudding” explained Erick.
Only at Nikko Bali Resort and Spa you can find this extensive selection – and not to mention unique tastes – you must give it a try and who knows, you might just find that inner Bond, James Bond.
Nikko Bali Resort & Spa
Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan
PO BOX 18 Nusa Dua 80363, Bali - Indonesia
T +62 361 773 377
F +62 361 773 388
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