With the emergence of homegrown distilleries over the past three years, we take a look at some unique flavours and offerings from local labels, and work with Adrian Besa of MO Bar (ranked 46 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars) on some cocktails that you can try shaking up at home.
And here’s a tip: Try making your own syrups, cordials, and infusions! Adrian says that it’s actually not difficult, and syrups made with natural ingredients will always taste better. All it takes is just equal parts water and sugar, combined with the ingredient of your choice over heat. “We have access to all these amazing ingredients in Asia, and the best part is they are readily available at supermarkets and markets,” he adds.