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VIDEO: We get cute bartenders to whip up cocktails with a yummy Singapore twist

These 3 locally inspired cocktails will be on your next bar tab
 

So Cocktail Festival 2017 has drawn to a close and we’re now left on a sober downer.  Whilst the alcohol has come and gone, we’re left full of inspiration for making our own cocktails (or just heading to the nearest bar for ease of life).  Plus point of a cheeky bar trip - potential hot bartender doing all the legwork for you.

But wait, if you’re stuck at the office and the bar stool seems like a distant dream...we’ve got a pick-up for you! Let us present these three cute bartenders shaking and stirring their locally-inspired concoctions. Oh so tasty...the drinks aren’t bad either.

If you want to make your own cocktails at home, we also have some treats for you.  We’ve gathered the most popular Singaporean cocktails and recipes on how to make them yourself.

Pick your favourite below and give it a go!

Singapore Sling

 

Instagram: @raffleshotelsingapore

 

Ingredients:
 

  • 35 ml gin

  • 15 ml cherry heering

  • 7.5 ml Dom Benedictine

  • 7.5 ml Cointreau or triple sec

  • 120 ml unsweetened pineapple juice, such as Trader Joe’s

  • 15 to 18 ml fresh lime juice (use more if juicing with a reamer)

  • 5 to 10 ml grenadine (use less if you don’t like sweet)

  • A forceful dash of Angostura Bitters

  • Ice cubes

  • Pineapple and maraschino cherry (optional, for garnish)

 

Recipe:

  1. Pour ingredients, from the gin down to the grenadine, into a cocktail shaker. Add the bitters. Drop in enough ice cubes to fill about 2/3 of the shaker. Cover and shake hard and fast, until the container feels cold, about 30 seconds.

  2. Fill a tall glass with ice, then strain the cocktail over the ice. If you want, garnish with the pineapple and cherry. Drink up.

 

Cosmopolitan

 

 

Instagram: @chervonavodka

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 ½ parts Grey Goose L'orange vodka

  • ½ part Cointreau liqueur

  • 1 parts cranberry juice

  • ¼ part fresh lime juice

  • Cubed ice

  • To garnish: orange zest
     

Recipe:
 

  1. Chill your cocktail glass (the easiest way is to fill it with ice)

  2. Put plenty of ice and all of the ingredients into your shaker or stirring glass and shake or stir vigorously for about 20 seconds

  3. Strain the mix into a cocktail glass

  4. Cut a piece of orange peel about the size of your thumb (be careful not to bend it). Hold the piece of orange peel between finger and thumb over the glass, and use a match to gently warm it for about 20 seconds

  5. Then bend the peel so it releases oil onto the lighted match, igniting a flame that will settle on the surface of the drink

 

Bloody Mary

 

 

Instagram: @thethreehousenorthsydney

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 parts Grey Goose vodka

  • 4 parts organic tomato juice

  • ½ part fresh lemon juice (to taste)

  • 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce

  • 4 dashes of Tabasco (or hot pepper sauce)

  • Pinch of fleur de sel (or sea salt)

  • Pinch of black pepper

  • Some cubed ice

  • To garnish: Celery, ground black pepper and fresh aromatic herbs
     

Recipe:

 

  1. Add plenty of ice and all of your ingredients to a shaker or stirring glass

  2. If you’re using a shaker, tilt it backwards and forwards a few times to mix the ingredients without making the drink frothy. If you’re stirring, you can do so vigorously

  3. Pour the mix into a glass. Top up with fresh ice if it’s not quite full

  4. Add your garnishes. Any fresh herbs and a celery stick work well

  5. Tabasco tip: if you’re making Bloody Marys for a group of people, make a jug without spice and let people add their own Tabasco. Some like it hot, others not so much!

 

Mojito

 

 

Instagram: @tokomelbourne

 

Ingredients:
 

  • 2 parts Bacardi Carta Blanca

  • ½ fresh lime

  • 12 fresh mint leaves

  • 2 heaped bar spoons of caster sugar

  • Dash of soda water

  • Cubed ice

  • Crushed ice

  • To Garnish: Sprig of Fresh Mint

 

Recipe:

 

  1. Put the four lime wedges into a glass, then add the sugar and muddle (squish everything together) to release the lime juice

  2. Put the mint leaves on one hand and clap. This bruises the leaves and releases the aroma. Rub the mint leaves around the rim of the glass and drop them in. Use a muddler, bar spoon (or even a rolling pin) to gently push the mint down into the lime juice

  3. Half fill the glass with crushed ice and pour in the Bacardi Carta Blanca. Stir the mix together until the sugar dissolves

  4. Top up with crushed ice, a splash of the soda water and garnish it with a sprig of mint

 

Margarita

 

 

Instagram: @menokoffie
 

 

Ingredients:
 

  • 1 part Cazadores Tequila

  • ½ part triple sec liqueur

  • ½ part lime juice

  • 1 lime wedge

  • Salt

  • Cubed ice
     

 

Recipe:
 

  1. Chill your glass (the easiest way is to fill it with ice)

  2. Put lots of ice and all of the ingredients into a shaker, then shake hard for about 30 seconds to chill the liquid really well

  3. Run a lime wedge around the outside of the rim of your glass before rolling the rim in salt

  4. Double strain the mix into the glass

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