This is my 2018 Bacardi Legacy cocktail. “Aja” is an expression in Korean to cheer a person’s achievement and success in life, but also to cheer who needs a pat on the back when they’re struggling, to cheer them up to overcome the hurdle in life. It was an expression my father still uses with me today to support and cheer for my legacy and career in Australia. I’ve had successful moments, I’ve had tough moments, but I’m overcoming them one by one, as the Bacardi family did. My drink, Aja, is all about revitalisation of life and the protection of precious moments. Aja is an oriental interpretation of the classic Bacardi Daiquiri. Adding fresh ginger juice and Wasabi for the ultimate revitalization, spicy, creamy texture with a beautiful refreshing finish. It’s easy to make but complex in the mouth, as a modern classic cocktail should be. You Aja to me, I Aja to you. My drink is not only a drink in a glass, it is to share the moment to overcome life, pass the darkness and reach for the light, together. As my father used to say, “Work hard to pass the light and when you finally do, it’s the actual beginning of a true life.” I hope my drink can make my life reach its peak for a new beginning, so to you. AJA!
60ml of Bacardi Carta Blanca
30ml of Lime Juice
15ml of Orgeat
2 barspoons of Fresh Ginger Juice
1/2 barspoon of Wasabi
4 drops of Saline
Shake all ingredients above and double strain into a chilled nick & nora glass or a coupette glass.