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Arakku

Sri Lanka

Distilled from hand-harvested coconut

flower sap in Sri Lanka, a large island

off the southeast coast of India

After fermentation and distillation,

aged 15 years in Halmilla hardwood barrels

34% ABV

Tasting Notes

Like a mellow whiskey or an aged rum

with richness and complexity that

comes from long barrel-aging

Serve

Smooth and clean, typically sipped

straight or over ice with lime and

ginger beer

Discovering Arakku

Cocktails

Where To Buy

“I just had to go there to see it”

One of my co-workers in Japan was from Sri Lanka and I told her about this crazy Mesh & Bone idea and she immediately said, "Arakku!"  I said, "What?", and she began to tell me about her native spirit and I was blown away.  I had never been to Sri Lanka and of course never heard about this drink.  

 

She said, "they climb these tall palm trees and tap the palm flower with wooden sticks until the nectar comes and then they age it for years until it's perfect to drink"

 

I didn't even know the palm tree had a flower and would never think one could extract anything that could be distilled, much less drinkable… or even pleasurable.  

Colombo, Sri Lanka
#WTFisarakku

Sri Lanka

Mule

2 ounces Mesh & Bone Arakku

6 ounces ginger ale

Juice of 1⁄4 lemon slice

Fill rocks glass with ice. Add Arakku, ginger ale, lemon juice, and a dash of bitters and stir. Garnish with lemon slice.