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Cocktail hour


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Statement jewelry and sophisticated sparklers in stunning shades and shapes epitomize modern luxury.


Ring with topaz, garnet, and diamond set in 14k white gold; yellow beryl ring with tsavorites set in 14k yellow gold, and tri-color ring with pavé chrome diopsides, diamonds, and pink sapphires set in 14k white gold, all Aum by Paul Syjuco


  • 30 ml Empire London Dry Gin
  • 30 ml Manille Liqueur de Calamansi
  • 15 ml elderflower syrup
  • 10 ml lemon juice
  • 5 ml blue curacao
  • Sparkling water

Pour blue curacao into the bottom of a flute and add cold sparkling water. In a shaker, add the rest of the ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into the flute.


Necklace with pendant set with spinels, sapphires, and diamonds in 14k white gold, Aum by Paul Syjuco

Soft hues and contemporary motifs make for feminine pieces that go well with any ensemble.


  • 45 ml El Hombre Silver
  • 90 ml El Hombre Margarita Mix

In a shaker filled with ice, combine ingredients and shake. Strain into a salt-rimmed margarita glass.


‘Anya’ earrings with 5.81 carats peridot, 2.16 carats tanzanite, 14.44 carats chrysoprase cabochon, 0.41 carats blue sapphires, 0.49 carats tsavorites, and 0.33 carats brilliant- cut diamonds set in 14k white gold, and ‘Lia’ ring with 3.84 carats pear-shaped cabochon blue moonstones, 0.51 carats blue sapphires, 0.16 carats tsavorites, and 0.31 carats diamonds set in 14k white and yellow gold, all Kristine Dee Jewelry

It’s crystal clear that colored gemstones and imaginative designs truly reflect a woman’s beauty and elegance.


‘Naomi’ cuff with 7.40 carats pink sapphires, 5.28 carats red spinels, 1.72 carats dark pink spinels, and 0.67 carats brilliant-cut diamonds set in 14k white and yellow gold; ‘Vera’ ring with 0.87 carats pink tourmaline and 0.37 carats diamonds set in 14k rose and white gold; and ‘Sia’ necklace with carved tanzanite, diamonds, emeralds, and citrines set in 18k yellow gold, all Kristine Dee Jewelry

Quench your thirst for rich colors and opulent styles, with bright gems and distinct patterns inspired by nature or by bygone eras.


  • 30 ml Dragonfire Dragon Fruit Wine
  • 15 ml Manille Liqueur de Dalandan
  • 20 ml strawberry syrup
  • 10 ml lemon juice
  • Sparkling water

Shake all ingredients (except sparking water) in a shaker with ice and strain into a glass with ice. Top with sparkling water.


‘Kalachuchi’ ear cuff with aquamarines, mother-of-pearl, pearl, and diamonds set in 18k white gold; brooch with diamonds set in 18k yellow gold; cuff with aquamarines, mother of pearl, pearls, and diamonds set in 18k white gold; and stackable rings in 18k yellow, rose, and white gold with diamonds (sold separately), all Lucy Torres-Gomez x Jul B. Dizon Jewellery

Floral motifs should be at the top of your list this sunny season, made more fun with bigger proportions, mixed metals, and layering


‘Kalachuchi’ earrings with mother of pearl, aquamarines, citrine, and diamonds set in 18k yellow and white gold, and ring with aquamarines and diamonds set in 18k white gold, all Lucy Torres-Gomez x Jul B. Dizon Jewellery

Floral classics get an update, lavish and at the same time practical and wearable. Invest in convertible pieces that you can wear from day to night.


  • 15 ml Old Captain 5 Rum
  • 30 ml Vigan Basi
  • 15 ml sugar syrup
  • 10 ml lime juice

Shake the ingredients with ice and strain into a flute glass.

Where to buy

AUM by Paul Syjuco L/G TriNoma; Basement Arcade, Peninsula Manila;

Destileria Limtuaco available at leading supermarkets, Kultura, select convenience stores, or online at

Jul B. Dizon Jewellery  G/F Edsa Shangri-La, 2/F Peninsula Manila,

Kristine Dee Jewelry tel. no. (0917) 895-0816

Photographs by Myk Yco

Cocktails courtesy of Destileria Limtuaco


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