5 Red Cocktails to Try This National Day

Our nation’s Independence Day is approaching! While we would all like to be out celebrating and enjoying the annual firework show from the floating platform, we will not be able to do so this year due to the pandemic. But nobody said you can’t still have a ball of a time watching the parade from the comfort of your own home. Why not shake up some red-white cocktails while you celebrate Singapore’s birthday?

Read on for our suggested list of colourful drinks for the upcoming National Day!

1. Watermelon Margarita

Nothing like an ice-cold glass of frozen margarita on a hot day in sunny Singapore. Give this refreshing cocktail a try and you will definitely find yourself making it on the regular.

You will need:

  • 2 cups watermelon
  • ¾ cups tequila
  • ¼ cups Triple sec
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp lime juice


Add watermelon, sugar, lime juice and tequila into the blender to blend it all together. Then add ice and blend until your preferred consistency. Serve in a margarita glass and garnish with a watermelon slice.

2. Patriot Punch

How aptly named is this red drink for National Day? You already know you have to make this, but go slow as it packs a punch, with a total of three different liquors in a single serving.

You will need:

  • 2 parts Irish whiskey
  • 1 part brandy
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 2 parts champagne


Add Irish whiskey, ice, cranberry juice, champagne and brandy and stir together in a chilled glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

3. Crantini

Love cranberry vodka? You will definitely want to try making this version of martini with vodka at home.

You will need:

  • 2 parts vodka
  • 2 parts cranberry juice


This cocktail is a breeze to make. Simply fill up the shaker with ice, pour the cranberry juice and vodka in and shake well. Strain liquids into a martini glass and garnish with cranberries.

4. Citrus Berry Spritz

You will need:

  • 260ml vermouth
  • 60ml club soda
  • 4 raspberries
  • 1 fresh mint leave for garnish


Place the ice at the bottom of the cocktail glass, combine the vermouth and club soda in another cocktail glass and stir together before pouring it over the ice. Arrange the raspberries on the top, allowing it to “float” above the ice. Red and white, do you see it?

5. Lava Flow Mocktail

If you have got little ones at home, make sure they don’t feel left out watching the parade with adults who are sipping on pretty red drinks by fixing up a red mocktail for them. This one’s a fun one that they will definitely love!

You will need (this recipe serves three):

  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 4-6 fresh raspberries
  • 60ml pure maple syrup
  • 250ml whole milk
  • 250ml vanilla ice cream or frozen yoghurt
  • 150ml whipped cream


Add the frozen raspberries and maple syrup to the blender and blend on high until pureed. Transfer the puree to a small jug and set it aside. Next, add the ice cream, milk and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup to blend until smooth. Get the raspberry puree that was set aside before and carefully spoon it into a glass then gently pour the milk topping over the puree layer - this way, you will have two distinct red and white layers. Finally, top it off with a squirt of whipped cream and two raspberries for garnish.

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Whether you are celebrating National Day on the 9th of August or 21st August, bring out your patriotic spirits and enjoy the night with a couple of red cocktails or two!

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