Singapore tends to get disgustingly hot at times, and we all hate the feeling of having to walk around in the sweltering heat. However, there is a simple remedy to this problem — a good cocktail.
There is something oh-so-satisfying about sipping on a cocktail while resting in the shade far away from the tropical heat, so we have here a list of 11 summer cocktails to save you from Singapore’s high levels of humidity.
Know your cocktails well, so that you won’t stumble the next time you place an order.
For all our alcoholics out there who love beer and cocktails, we have the perfect concoction for you: a beer cocktail. This fizzy, refreshing blend is so good that even people who are not huge fans of beer can enjoy it.
Bloody Mary’s are a tough one to swallow. With its complex, bold flavours, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. However, this stuff tends to grow on you, and one day you may be able to appreciate this tangy, sweet, sour and spicy drink on a hot summers day.
LONG ISLAND ICED TEA
We would like to think of Long Island Teas as the perfect cup of iced lemon tea in alcohol form. This refreshing and smooth drink is perfect for beating the heat and is great for when you’re craving something tangy.
Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktails out there, and this tart, crisp drink is bursting full of complex flavours that leaves you wanting more. Some call it the perfect cocktail for a summer afternoon, and we cannot agree more.
The Mai Tai was made for rum lovers and is a complex drink, and is dubbed as Hawaii’s favourite drink as the people there feel that it is the solution to beat the heat. If the people in Hawaii need this drink to fight the heat, we Singaporeans will definitely benefit from it too.
This cooling, crisp drink comes in many forms, so you are free to try and test to see which ones suit your taste buds better, making it a pretty versatile drink. Our favourite would be a good old gin martini that has herbal and pine notes; perfect after a tiring, hot day!
If you like all things minty and tangy, a Mojito is the answer to all your problems. This tart yet sweet concoction is considered a long drink and is the perfect mix to sip on on a humid, tiring afternoon for a little pick me up.
The Old Fashioned is a whisky based drink that gets its name from how the cocktail is made from old-fashioned cocktail making techniques. There are many variations of it, but in general, they are strong yet a tad bit sweet at the same time, with herbal and bitter undertones. This is great if you’re looking for a sweeter drink to sip on to beat the heat.
The Pina Colada is one that the ladies prefer due to it being similar to a smoothie. This sweet concoction is made of rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice, and is the kind of drink that you want to sip on at the beach while basking in the sun.
This smooth drink makes you feel like you’re drinking wine instead of a cocktail. Its a much more complex drink that is not everyone’s cup of tea, but for those who can appreciate it, it’s a great drink to have on a hot day.
And how could we leave out the one cocktail that is literally named after us? The Singapore Sling was made for the ladies and is a cooling drink with a bitter-sweet aftertaste. This drink looks pretty innocent, but watch out, it has an alcohol content of close to 7% which can make your Asian flush come out to play.