Fri 05th Jan, 2018

Case Study #019: Longan – with Willy

Jl. Petitenget No. 51B, Seminyak, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 83061
Fri 05th Jan, 2018
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Often called ‘lengkeng’ in Bali, the tropical longan tree is part of the soapberry family, to which the lychee also belongs. Encased by a thin shell, longan fruits grow in clusters and are juicy and sweet. Literally meaning ‘dragon’s eye,’ the longan is so named because it resembles an eyeball with the black seed showing through the translucent flesh like a pupil. 

Low in calories and rich in vitamin C, longan fruits have a number of medicinal properties. The seeds can be used to treat snake bites while consuming the fruit is believed to ease the symptoms of insomnia, depression, skin problems and stress, among other things. 

Taking the lead in Case Study # 019 is Akademi resident mixologist Willy Widiantara, a bartender who started his career four years ago as a runner in a popular Kuta venue. Since he joined the Katamama 

team, Willy’s passion for the craft has grown and he loves nothing more than connecting with guests and telling the story behind the drinks he creates, like this longan-inspired cocktail.


Klengkeng Mist 

25 ml star anise infused arak

25 ml homemade white ratafia

10 ml lychee liqueur

2 tbsp preserved longans 

10 ml lemongrass syrup

20 ml citrus juice

3 dashes magrood bitters

100k net, per cocktail