Te Anaka

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Te Anaka cocktail with a beautiful egg white head

The Te Anaka cocktail was invented by James Crinson of LaLaLand Lounge Bar in Wanaka, New Zealand for the Bacardi Legacy competition. In my opinion it’s kind of a supped up Bee’s Knees, substituting white rum for the classic gin, and adding Fino Sherry. I personally find the drink even better than the classic Bee’s Knees, especially because it also adds an egg white. You know I love egg white drinks, so that’s an easy way to get points in my book.

I’ve made a few changes to James Crinson’s original recipe, however I don’t think they were drastic enough to reward me with a name change. I changed the rum from Bacardi Carta Blanca to Angostura Reserva and the Fino Sherry to Manzanilla. I know, by a technicality Manzanilla is a type of Fino Sherry, I just find it…better.

How To Make The Te Anaka Cocktail

angostura rum, manzanilla sherry, lemon, egg, and honey syrup


50 ml Angostura Reserva White Rum

30 ml Honey Syrup. This is a 1:1 mix of solid honey and water.

15 ml Manzanilla (Dry Sherry)

15 ml Lemon Juice. Freshly squeezed

1 Egg White

In a shaker add all the ingredients and give a dry shake for about 10 seconds to emulsify the egg. Add ice to the shaker and shake hard for about 20-30 seconds. Double strain into a cocktail glass.

te anaka cocktail with foam

I find this cocktail to be perfect for an afternoon by the pool, or for yacht parties. Or pool parties on yachts. This is Cooking To Entertain, go buy a yacht and serve these Te Anaka cocktails to all your new friends.

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Te Anaka

The Te Anaka cocktail is a fantastic warm weather drink invented by James Crinson in New Zealand. In my opinion it's a souped up Bee's Knees, but even better.
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Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: Honey, Te Anaka, Te Anaka Cocktail
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 247kcal
Cost: $2


  • Cocktail Shaker


  • 50 ml White Rum original recipes calls for Bacardi Carta Blanca, but I prefer Angostura Reserva
  • 30 ml Honey Syrup 1:1 Honey to Water mix
  • 15 ml Manzanilla or regular Fino sherry
  • 15 ml Lemon Juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 Egg White


  • In a cocktail shaker add all the ingredients and shake for 10 seconds or so to emulsify the egg white. Add ice and shake hard for another 15-20 seconds. Double strain into a cocktail glass and enjoy.


Sodium: 285mg | Vitamin C: 6mg | Vitamin A: 59IU | Sugar: 25g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 49mg | Calories: 247kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 2g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 27g
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