The Castaway Cup is described thus in the KN catalogue:
“The name comes from its wild appearance ... the smell of the earth, the softness of the earthenware, the colour of the stones, the irregularity of the shapes ... as if a castaway had done it by hand using the materials found in nature”Sabrina Lazzereschi- Bidendum Group
There is also provided a handy 'castaway recipe' – a drink described as a "journey into a glass" (or in this case – more literally – into an earthenware cup), and translating directly from the Italian as using the "raw materials of the wild and unspoiled lands, which puts together the mango’s sweetness and the sour lime, enhanced by the spicy ginger, and joins with the European culture of Gin".
In this 'sensual experience', the poetry continues, is contained "a union of flavours that makes anyone experience the emotions that usually a backpacker describes whistling to the wind: the sound of footsteps, the breeze, the sunsets, a journey, a glass, an emotion."
And with all that before we've even started, I think we may all have worked up a bit of a thirst! The ingredients and method below are for a very specific destination with, arguably, harder-than-average to source ingredients. We recommend you don't worry about being too literal, but imagine a desert island perhaps a little closer to home, and substitute appropriate ingredients according to the flavour profile of your chosen gin – their gin selection (Bangkok based) is very much the driver for the rest of their ingredients.
Mix it up, shake it well, enjoy a generous pour, and we wish you and your imagination somewhere where the breeze and the sunsets and the journey are also somewhere with a bit of warmth left in the evening air.
45ml HAVN BKK (Bangkok) Gin
20ml Lime juice
30ml Kaffir cordial
25ml Mango juice
Ginger beer (to fill)
Lemon grass & dried lime (garnish)
Pour gin, lime juice, kaffir and mango juice, into a shaker; fill with ice cubes, shake, and pour into the glass. Then top up with ginger beer, and add lemongrass and dried lime as garnish.
Additional serving suggestion: drink through a tall 'Sip' straw.