“Now that we’re already halfway through the inaugural Singapore Cocktail Week, cocktail enthusiasts are undoubtedly abuzz with exploring our island’s bustling mixology scene; spoilt for choice with a slew of convention-breaking tastemakers and their respective institutions. Not only have the festival’s attendees reveled in round after round of tipples as they tour our local watering holes; but it’s also clear that the fine ladies and gents behind the bar are having just as much fun flexing their skills with tried-and-tested cocktails, as well as putting their creativity to the test in conceiving new and exciting concoctions.
What makes the week-long celebration particularly special is the universal effort of masters and up-and-comers alike coming together to create beverages that are uniquely Singaporean. With a history as young as our island-state’s, mixology has – until recent years – imported palettes from the West and favoured foreign fervour. With the new wave of young cocktail connoisseurs, mixologists are now striving to build a menu of local-inspired drinks that are ubiquitously ‘ours’ – and they’re here to prove that we can do a lot more than a Singapore Sling.
Here are 10 local-inspired cocktails that scream “Singapore” from the partners of this year’s Singapore Cocktail Week.”
Georgetown Special by Hopscotch
Vodka, green mango, mint, tamarind paste, ginger flower, lime.