Exquisite Taste - - After Dinner Nightlife - (

En­liven­ing the evening scene in Ubud is Gin1717, a con­vivial, airy venue with a wel­com­ing, mod­ern colo­nial-style dé­cor. Glit­ter­ing chan­de­liers in var­i­ous shapes and sizes hang from a lofted, white ceil­ing, while pot­ted palms stand tall in huge white urns. The seat­ing suits par­ties of all sizes, from cou­ples look­ing for a ro­man­tic evening to large groups of friends catch­ing up af­ter a day’s work. Over­look­ing The Pond’s pool, with gen­tle breezes flow­ing through the open walls, this is a place to perch at the dark wood bar to watch the skills of the bar­tenders, or gather around the low ta­bles over a se­lec­tion of tapas and canapés while in­dulging in the thought­fully cre­ated li­ba­tions.

Serv­ing clas­sic cock­tails of all kinds, as well as non-al­co­holic bev­er­ages, the spe­cial­ity of this charm­ing es­tab­lish­ment is its in­fused gins. Show­cas­ing In­done­sia’s rich bounty of herbs and spices, along with the skills of the head bar­tender, these in­no­va­tive cre­ations are crafted by hand in the Gin Lab to bring a quirky twist to botan­i­cal-in­fused gin. Guests are wel­come to visit the lab to learn how the in­fu­sions are made and even to make sug­ges­tions for new con­coc­tions. The gin in­fu­sions are avail­able by the shot, in gin-and-ton­ics and in ex­per­i­men­tal sig­na­ture cock­tails that blend trop­i­cal fruits, botan­i­cals, home­made syrups and other liquors in unique cre­ations. Beau­ti­ful Kin­ta­mani com­bines fresh Kin­ta­mani or­anges with wild gin­ger, while Jegeg Bali brings to­gether lo­cally grown lon­gan and rosella, and there are many oth­ers to try – in­clud­ing many us­ing spir­its other than gin.

Gin1717 of­fers a com­pre­hen­sive gin ex­pe­ri­ence, while also sat­is­fy­ing the is­land’s non-gin drinkers.

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