How to make a Mai Tai

The granddaddy of all Tiki drinks, the Mai Tai is still a popular cocktail to this day for its complex, balanced flavors and rum-forward moreish-ness. While there are many variations to the multi-faceted Mai Tai, one thing is always certain: a good Mai Tai recipe allows the rum to shine. If you’re looking for a tropical, refreshing drink enjoyable any time of day, look no … Continue reading How to make a Mai Tai

How to make an Aperol Spritz

A citrusy, refreshing and bubbly cocktail, the Aperol Spritz is one of the most easy-drinking, low-in-alcohol beverages out there. Perfect on a hot day as the first drink of the evening (we usually start at 5pm), the Aperol Spritz is also super easy to make, requiring no involvement of barware at all, as the entire concoction is built in the glass you’re serving it in. … Continue reading How to make an Aperol Spritz

The Rojak Gin is a sipping gin we love, but not all will appreciate

Of the many, many gins out there, we find none as divisive as the Rojak Gin, a flagship product produced by Singapore’s Compendium distillery. The torch ginger aromas might be alienating to those not familiar with its scent, and its use in classic cocktail recipes do not often translate well when directly used as a gin substitute. Well, we’re here to say that the Rojak … Continue reading The Rojak Gin is a sipping gin we love, but not all will appreciate

How to make a Gimlet

Once drank for medicinal uses, the Gimlet is now a refined person’s drink. Though made using only three simple ingredients, we’ve seen bars these days serve this up as a luxurious, high-priced tipple. It’s definitely delicious and addictive, and if you’re using the right kind of gin, it sure can be a costly cocktail. Make it as fancy (or as simple) as you want at … Continue reading How to make a Gimlet

How to make a Long Island Iced Tea

Ahhh, the Long Island Iced Tea. Sipping on a jug of this was the last memory many of us had before waking up in bed the next morning wondering what happened at the club. A deceptively stiff drink, easy to make and actually really tasty, this tamely-named drink can sneak up on you hard and fast. Follow along the recipe below to make a glass, … Continue reading How to make a Long Island Iced Tea

How to make a Gin and Tonic

The G&T is one of the easiest concoctions (alongside the Cuba Libre and Boilermaker) to put together. It’s literally made just using the two items in its name – gin and tonic – mixed together. Yet somehow, from this simple two-ingredient recipe, spawned countless variations enjoyed but everyone. The quality of the only components, the gin and the tonic, thus also massively affects how the … Continue reading How to make a Gin and Tonic

Where to get home brewing equipment in Singapore

Home brewing supply stores are a rarity in Singapore. You’ll never come across one by chance during your visit to a shopping mall. And that’s understandable, given how they are very few and far between. Home brewing, after all, is still very much a nascent hobby here. In fact, in Singapore, we count only two places dedicated to supplying home brewing equipment and ingredients here … Continue reading Where to get home brewing equipment in Singapore

How to make simple syrup at home

Simple syrup as an ingredient comes up in a lot of cocktail recipes. It’s used in Daiquiris, Palomas and Mojitos, or even as a substitute for sugar cubes in an Old Fashioned. It is a very versatile ingredient, acting as an easy-to-use sweetener that doesn’t alter the flavors of a drink in any significant way. It’s essentially pre-disolved sugar, which means it also has the … Continue reading How to make simple syrup at home

How to make a Boilermaker

The Boilermaker is not so much a cocktail, but rather, the whisky-and-beer version of a Soju Bomb or Jagerbomb. As you’d imagine, it simply consists of a shot of whisky and a half-filled glass of beer. However, unlike its ‘bomb’ cousins, the tradition of drinking a Boilermaker doesn’t necessarily have to involve depth charging the entire shot glass into the beer glass. It’s as fancy … Continue reading How to make a Boilermaker