Euro 2012 Football Drinks – Ceylon Sailor

Forget the food tonight for Holland vs. Germany – I am way too nervous.

Try this unusual cocktail recipe using Ceylon arrack (a Sri Lankan spirit) and warming spices.

Ceylon Sailor - courtesy of BBC Goodfood

Ceylon Sailor – courtesy of BBC Goodfood


  • 3 sprigs fresh coriander
  • 4 chunks of fresh ripe mango
  • 35ml/1¼fl oz Ceylon arrack
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp mango liqueur
  • 1 tsp mango chutney
  • slice fresh mango, for garnish

Preparation method:

  1. Place the coriander and mango into a cocktail shaker and crush with the end of a rolling pin.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and a handful of ice and shake hard. Strain the cocktail into a small wine glass.

I’ll be having a few of these I think!!

Sri Lankan Arrack

Sri Lankan Arrack



Filed under Drinks, Sri Lankan food & recipes

3 responses to “Euro 2012 Football Drinks – Ceylon Sailor

  1. Pingback: Ten things I love AND hate about Sri Lanka | ankie renique's blog

  2. David Blacker

    Here’s one I invented for the other SL staple drink — gin:

  3. Love the “out of desperation because it was poya” 🙂 I find my calendar from the local hardware store (why are they all red & white??) serves me well for pre-warning me about no booze available days!

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