Son Tinh (and We Create Content) challenged Savage Lounge owner and veteran mixologist Fabien Marcault to come up with a lychee cocktail using this East-Asian native fruit…
It’s currently lychee season and our distillery happens to be in an area called Le Chi (old Vietnamese word for lychee), so you’d know how inspired we are from this East-Asian native fruit. To celebrate lychee season, we raised Fabien Marcault from Savage Lounge a little cocktail challenge.
The brief: Come up with a cocktail using lychees and Son Tinh Nep Phu Loc.
The result: A chic, sophisticated cocktail creation that is complex enough to woo all guests, and easy enough to make at home.
This Vietnam-based mixologist is all about creativity, often using Son Tinh as a substitute for his Western cocktails - a content piece by We Create Content for Son Tinh Original Ruou
Richie Fawcett is a perfect example of what makes a great mixologist.
The UK-born drink aficionado proves a great cocktail is not defined by the sum of its parts. It’s more than following the classic 3:2:1 ratio of three parts strong, two parts sweet and one part sour that elevates your cocktail’s profile. The secret to any magnificent tipple also requires the accumulation of life experiences. Richie has this ingredient in spades.
His varied resume ranges from Egyptian archaeologist to photographer, illustrator, bar manager and, most recently, author.
“The 3:2:1 cocktail ratio applies to where you are in the world,” Richie clarifies, accessing his deep knowledge of drink mixing across borders and time zones. “Vietnam tends to be the other way around. They favour a 3:1:2 ratio. People have a bit of a sweeter tooth here.”
To show Son Tinh's versatility as an F&B application, We Create Content made a microvideo about using Vietnamese rice liquor in summer BBQs on social, with a clickthrough to full recipes on the Son Tinh website.