Spring Parade

3 May

This Sunday, unlike other sundays, is gonna be monumental. As a young Malaysian, this 13th general elections sets the bar for our futures. The months (years, really) of bickering between the parties will finally see fruition!

I’ve seen friends who used to scoff at the subject of politics suddenly flood their Facebook walls with all manner of elections related, campaign related, campaigners related content. Did you know that our 1st-time voters make up a whopping 30% of the 13million existing voters? That’s how much we, as a nation, and as owners of this beautiful country, love Malaysia. It’s also a reminder of how strong just one vote is. It is our duty as citizens and our responsibility as taxpayers to vote, not for our own selfish short-term needs, but for the future and for the generations to come.

I’ve sung Negaraku every Monday for 12 years in school and I know the Rukunegara by heart. All my family is in Malaysia and I do not have any affliations to China. I don’t even know how to read and write in Chinese and my Cantonese is atrocious. I only love one country. This country. And if it comes down to it, will only shed blood for one country. This country.

My dear friends, we are the same. It doesn’t matter what our ethnicity is. We are Malaysians. We went to the same school. We played the same games. We enjoy the same amount of public holidays. We have the same memories. Most importantly, we share the same home. Neither of us are more Malaysian than the other. Neither of us should be made to feel that way.

– Amelia Tan, GE13: To my dearest BN supporting friends

Today, our Spring Parade is a symbol of unity, of fairness, of integration, and of a greater Malaysia. (Malaysian Spring)

Spring Parade 2

The Spring Parade consists of a vodka-lime base combined with different syrups and liqueurs.

The Recipe:
Vodka
Fresh lime juice
1 tsp grenadine syrup
½ tsp crème de banana
1 tsp midori
1 tsp blue curacao
1 tsp kahlua

First off, the vodka-lime uses a 1:10 ratio of 1 part lime juice to 10 parts vodka (eg. ½ shot of fresh squeezed lime juice to 5 shots of vodka).

Fill up a shaker with ice and pour in the measures of lime juice and vodka. Shake until well frosted. Dispense into 5 shot glasses up to ¾ full.

Spring Parade - Lime-Vodka

Vodka!                                              Lime Juice!                                    Shake and strain!

Next, add in the measures of syrup and liqueurs, one type for each shot glass.

Spring Parade - What You Need

Bols Grenadine; Wenneker Creme De Bananes; Midori; Wenneker Blue Curacao; Kahlua

You’ll find that the measure of Crème de Bananes is less than all the others. This is because if you add too much, it tends to get a little bitter. Not entirely sure why, but that’s what happened. And well, you’re done! So simple, so pretty!

Spring Parade

A colourful Spring Parade

May 5th is 2 days away! Happy voting!

Spring Parade - Clink

Clink!  😉

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6 Responses to “Spring Parade”

  1. Akiko Fujishima September 14, 2014 at 15:51 #

    Not only do these sound really tasty, they are also very pretty! Definitely serving these at my next birthday party! Thanks for sharing! ^_^

  2. Leanne April 28, 2014 at 15:23 #

    Hi Cham Cham friends,
    May I know where I can buy Blue Curacao and local vodka in Malaysia? Need them for a big party. How many standard glasses will a bottle of each make? Thank you.

    • chamchamgirl April 30, 2014 at 17:36 #

      Hi Leanne!

      Blue Curacao and vodka are available at most liquor stores. We typically get our stock from Cold Storage or Jason’s as their liquor selections are nicely varied.

      Bottles purchased off-the-rack are usually 750ml and one standard shot consists of 30-40ml so, we’re looking at approximately 20-25 shot glasses-ful for the vodka. As for the Blue Curacao, you’re only adding 1/4 splash so, you can safely use 1 bottle to 4 bottles of vodka,

      Wishing you a WICKED party!!

      xoxo

      • Leanne April 30, 2014 at 18:47 #

        Thank you for your very informative reply! Definitely going to enjoy our blue blue party!

  3. Em July 29, 2013 at 01:26 #

    The photography is striking! Nice work!

    • chamchamgirl July 29, 2013 at 10:57 #

      Haha thank you! 🙂 It’s the work of my brother, chamchamboy. Really admire his knack for the artistic.

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