Is home brewing legal in Singapore?

The short answer is yes. A licence isn’t even required. However, according to Singapore Customs, the agency governing this aspect of the law in Singapore, there are some rules. It’s perfectly legal to home brew beer (whether lagers, ales, stouts, or any other beer) and to make other fermented beverages in your house, provided the below restrictions are adhered to. They include: You must be … Continue reading Is home brewing legal in Singapore?

How to make a classic Metropolitan

While newer cocktails have hijacked the Metropolitan name, it is the classic brandy-based Metropolitan that best stands the test of time. Like the Martini is for gin, and the Manhattan is for whisky, the Metropolitan is all about quality ingredients and balance. A good Metropolitan lets the base brandy flavors and aroma shine. Sip away and feel classy with this following recipe. Ingredients 60ml brandy … Continue reading How to make a classic Metropolitan

Here’s how you layer a cocktail

When attempting to put together a drink like the New York Sour, or shots like the B52, one of the steps will require you to float a liquid in the drink. This means to layer the cocktail or shot with other less dense liquids on top. Layering as a bar technique, once learned and understood, can be applied to create truly impressive, eye-catching, multi-hued drinks. … Continue reading Here’s how you layer a cocktail

How to make a New York Sour

Featuring a prominent red wine float on the top, the New York Sour is one cocktail with just the right amount of fancy and accessibility, allowing you to impress guests while creating a drink most anyone will enjoy. Try it and have a taste of the Big Apple right at home. Ingredients 60ml whisky 30ml fresh lemon juice 30ml simple syrup 15ml red wine Directions … Continue reading How to make a New York Sour

How to make a Manhattan

With a name like that, it’s no surprise that the Manhattan cocktail’s birth can be traced back to New York City. It is now considered a classic, and is well-known in bars around the world. It’s a drink whisky lovers will enjoy, especially if you are fond of cocktails like a Negroni or an Old Fashioned, as similar ingredients are used. Here’s a recipe to … Continue reading How to make a Manhattan

How to make a Boulevardier

Essentially a Negroni made using whisky instead of gin, the Boulevardier is one easy-to-make cocktail we find many will become fans of once they’ve tried one. Like its gin counterpart, it’s a spirit-forward drink, allowing the base alcohol to shine if balanced well. So make sure to watch your proportions and use good ingredients in this one, especially with the whisky. Ingredients 45ml whisky 30ml … Continue reading How to make a Boulevardier

10 essential tools you need to start a home bar

There are drink stashes, and then there are home bars. It’s common to keep a few bottles of spirits lying around the house, often in a spare kitchen cabinet or at the bottom of the wardrobe. But then there are those who take it a step further, dedicating a section of their home to all-things booze, often even sporting a back bar shelf and counter … Continue reading 10 essential tools you need to start a home bar

Common household ingredients great for making cocktails with

Building up your home bar stash can feel daunting at times. You not only need to stock up on spirits, but modifiers and mixers too. From vermouths to liqueurs, tonics to bitters, there is always something to add on. Not to mention needing the proper equipment to properly shake, stir or build a cocktail. Yet actually, many common household ingredients can easily be added to … Continue reading Common household ingredients great for making cocktails with

How to make a Vesper

A drink originated in the fictional world of James Bond, the Vesper (or Vesper Martini) is essentially a twist on a classic Martini, with no olives and with vodka added into the mix. According to the book Casino Royale, where the drink was first mentioned, Bond enjoys this spirited drink shaken, not stirred (as he often does). While the general rule of thumb is to … Continue reading How to make a Vesper

How to make a Cosmopolitan

One of the most popular vodka-based cocktails out there, and made famous in the ’90s by movie Sex and the City, the pink-hued Cosmopolitan (or Cosmo, as it’s affectionately called) that’s commonly served in a Martini glass, has the reputation for being the modern career woman’s drink. Today, we think anyone and everyone should enjoy it. Here’s how. Ingredients 45ml vodka 15ml Cointreau 15ml fresh … Continue reading How to make a Cosmopolitan