Recreating Tropical Vibes With Summery Cocktails

Have you been pining for some ice-cold cocktails by the beach in Bali or Phuket? Don’t you just miss listening to the waves crashing on the shore, admiring the pink sunset with salt in your hair and warm sand beneath your feet - oh, if only we could get on a plane and jet off!

As the pandemic continues to affect the lives of many globally and travel restrictions don’t show any sign of easing, we find ourselves in need of a vacation by the beach more than ever. In a blink of an eye, it has been about a year since most Singaporeans travelled out of our tiny little island. Where did all the time go?

If you are having a serious case of cabin fever, why not try recreating overseas beach experiences in sunny Singapore? You might just feel a little better. Let’s start with the cocktails.

1. Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling

This one’s for the ones who order a Singapore Sling every time they travel just to see if bartenders abroad will put a different spin on our local cocktail. Originating from the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, this gin-based drink which was created for ladies (hence the bright pink colour) is now served in most local joints and enjoyed by many Singaporeans. 

You’ll need: 

  • 1 ½ ounces gin
  • ½ ounce cherry Brandy or cherry Heering
  • ¼ ounce Cointreau
  • ¼ ounce Bénédictine
  • 4 ounces fresh pineapple juice (preferably fresh pineapple juice)
  • ½ ounce lime juice (preferably fresh lime juice)
  • ⅓ ounce grenadine
  • 1 dash of Angostura bitters
  • Slice of pineapple or maraschino cherry

Once you have the ingredients ready, combine them with ice and shake them up in a shaker until the drink is chilled, then strain into a chilled tall glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple or cherry if you like and take a sip! Purchase your stash of gin for the Singapore Sling from our online store today. 

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2. Classic Mai Tai 

Classic Mai Tai

Nothing screams exotic summer escape more than the Tiki culture, which features exotically decorated bars and restaurants catering to individuals  longing for travel to tropical regions of the world. This rum-based cocktail is the face of the Tiki culture, an OG, in some sense. Its name also means “the best, out of the world” in Tahitian so let’s find out how true that is. 

You’ll need: 

  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounce orange Curaçao
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce Orgeat syrup
  • 1/2 ounce dark rum
  • 1 lime wheel
  • 1 mint sprig

Add the white rum, curaçao, lime juice and orgeat into a shaker with crushed ice and shake lightly for about 3 seconds. Pour into a chilled rock glass and gently float the dark rum over as a topper. Garnish with a slice of lime and a mint sprig and voila - you’ve got yourself a boozy Tiki cocktail! 

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3. Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

With just three simple ingredients, the Tequila Sunrise has managed to win the hearts and taste buds of many across the world with its brilliant colours and also due to the fact that Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones took a liking to it during their world tour back in 1972. Besides being a feast for the eyes, this cocktail is also fairly easy to prepare as it doesn’t even require you to mix it or shake it.

You’ll need:

  • 2 ounces Blanco tequila
  • 4 ounces orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 ounce Grenadine

Pour the tequila and orange juice into a chilled highball glass, then add the grenadine last. The last step is tricky, as you will need to do it slowly to ensure that the colours of the orange juice and the grenadine don't mix. A little hack you can use is to pour the grenadine over the back of a spoon and allow it to trickle slowly to the bottom of the glass to achieve the sunrise colours.

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Whether it is a poolside summer soiree that you are throwing for your friends or a sunny Sunday afternoon lounging alone at your balcony, you can be prepared to have a taste of a mini-vacation with these fun summery cocktails. Make your orders early on our website and get your alcohol fix delivered to your doorstep in Singapore for free (with minimum spending of $50). Check out our full catalogue for our selection of wines, spirits and beers.