Best Local Cocktails 2018
Singapore boasts to be a buzzing cosmopolitan hub, a nation that loves to eat and we have a dazzling array of flavours that are known to be local favourites. As a result, this food lovin’ nation also has many cocktails that take on local flavours. Here are the best local cocktails that you can try in Singapore!
First up on the list of best local cocktails, the Kaya Toast Cocktail. This cocktail is a spin-off of the favourite local breakfast of Singaporeans and even includes the egg in the drink. Made with English breakfast tea, Mount Gay Rum, peach liqueur, honey, fresh lemon juice, egg white and kaya, this concoction is sure to remind you of your favourite kaya toast – which also garnishes this cocktail.
8 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068587
Amrith pays homage to the original Katong Laksa with its Katong Laksa Cocktail. The cocktail is made with vodka that is steeped with shrimp and a laksa broth reduction. It comes in a bowl with noodles (the classic cu mifen), laksa leaves, a quail egg and a plastic spoon to eat it with – it passes off as a real laksa dish, it is sure to be a local favourite!
33 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228226
Chicken rice is an answer you will get when you ask many Singaporeans what is one dish that they will be willing to eat again and again. Once again, Amrith takes a beloved Singaporean dish and makes a cocktail inspired by it. Made with a fat-washed rye that takes on the flavours of chicken rice like ginger, garlic, shallots and sesame oil, the rye is combined with a ginger liqueur and lime juice. The flavours marry, forming the Hainanese Chicken Rice cocktail. Adding on to the mixology with gastronomy, the cocktail is served with a little bowl of chilled, Hainanese steamed chicken. Is this a meal or a cocktail? It is up to you to decide.
33 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228226
Here at Jekyll & Hyde’s, bartenders combine Lao Ban tau huay (soy bean pudding), butterscotch liqueur, Frangelico and vodka into a cocktail known as Mr Bean. Served in a traditional ceramic cup, this cocktail is reminiscent of the soy bean beverage or pudding that we all love.
49 Tras Street, Singapore 078988
Credits: Ding Dong
When the Americans had the entire Pipagao craze, Singaporeans were just like “We’ve been taking that for ages…” What many do not know however, is the existence of the Pipagao Cocktail. Containing whisky, aged rum, pipagao syrup, calamansi, angostura and Peychaud’s bitters, the Pipagao cocktail contains minty note and is definitely soothing. This is one of the best local cocktails for all you pipagao fans out there.
23 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069703
Credits: Asia Bars
Kopi peng is a local favourite with both the young and the old. Loof has an amped up version of the kopi that we all love. Essentially an alcoholic kopi peng, Kopi Cat contains salted caramel-infused black salt vodka, coffee, hazelnut and condensed milk. What makes Kopi Cat even cuter other than the play on words in its name (Kopi Cat sounds like copycat) is that it’s served in a dapao (takeway) plastic bag in an old school enamel cup – talk about going back to local roots!
331 North Bridge Road, #03-07, Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, Singapore 188720
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