Don Papa Rum decadent disco ball scenes and cocktails take inspiration from Manila’s Studio 54 era
The first premium single island rum from the Philippines, aims to bring back the Manila Disco era in their latest global lifestyle cocktail campaign. To that end, they shot the newest instalment of the “Seasons of Sugarlandia” photo and cocktail series at the famed Dawnridge House in Beverly Hills and Miami.
For those who didn’t grow up in the disco era, Coco Banana nightclub was Manila’s answer to New York City’s Studio 54. It used to be the hottest club in town. The city’s creme de la creme would gather there to dance the night away.
With the latest campaign, cocktail maestro Aaron Goodall released four new cocktails for you to enjoy—Coco Sour, Manila Kiss, Chocolate Wonderland, and Malate Martini.
Refreshingly tart, the Coco Sour pairs the rich notes of Don Papa Rum with the spiced pimento dram, bright notes of grapefruit juice and lemon, and adds a tropical twist with coconut syrup.
The Manila Kiss is a mix of Don Papa Rum, dragon fruit syrup, lemon juice, and rose lemonade, layered gently to create a marvelous gradient for this bright pink number. Perfect for the summer!
Chocolate Wonderland delivers an air of mystery, sophistication, and the rich flavors of Don Papa Rum. Mixed with red wine, cognac, cacao, dried apricots, star anise, salt, and pepper, this makes the perfect holiday-inspired cocktail.
Replacing the traditional vanilla vodka with Don Papa Rum and pineapple juice, passionfruit syrup, lemon juice, and egg white, this cocktail bridges the world of the classic Piña Colada with Pornstar Martini. Served in a large coupe and topped with a splash of Prosecco, this cocktail is the hero serve of the Manila Disco.
Art Daniella Sison