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The WOW factor

Cocktails from around the world

Lauren Lee October 5, 2018

From the iconic Singapore Sling to a refreshing Dawa, taste signature cocktails from around the world.

Singapore Sling – Singapore

Created at Raffles Hotel’s Long Bar in 1915, during a time when it was considered improper for women to consume alcohol in public, bartender Ngiam Tong Boon crafted a drink that gave the appearance of juice but the potency of a martini.

Ingredients:

25ml gin

15ml cherry liqueur

7.5ml Dom Benedictine

7.5ml Cointreau

120ml pineapple juice

15ml lime juice

10ml Grenadine

A dash of Angostura bitters

Method:

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with enough ice to fill about two thirds of the shaker. Cover and shake hard and fast until the container feels cold. Fill a hurricane glass with ice, then strain the cocktail over the ice. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and cherry.

Experience the Raffles restoration journey

Having provided over a century of excellence and service unsurpassed Raffles  Hotel invites you to sample their iconic Singapore Sling at Long Bar in their newly-enhanced surroundings. Relax amid the refreshed décor whose inspiration transports visitors to the edge of tropical plantation sophistication. The Long Bar, containing the classic look of cane and rattan chairs with its elegant spiral staircase is open from 11am to 11pm presenting the sling experience where the cocktail was created more than 100 years ago.

Old Fashioned – Louisville, Kentucky

First created in Pendennis Club by master distiller and club member, James E. Pepper, this sweet bourbon drink is now the official cocktail of Louisville. Try it at Bourbon’s Bistro – an official stop along the Urban Bourbon Trail.

Ingredients:

50ml Kentucky bourbon

1 tsp sugar syrup

½ slice of orange

1 cherry

2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Method:

Muddle the Angostura bitters, syrup, orange and cherry in an Old Fashioned glass. Remove the orange rind, add the bourbon and fill with ice, then garnish with another cherry and orange slice.

Dawa – Kenya

Swahili for medicine, the Dawa is said to cure all ailments. First introduced to Kenya in the 1980’s, it’s the perfect sundowner after a day of safari.

Ingredients:

50ml vodka

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp brown sugar

1 lime, quartered then cut into chunks

Crushed ice

Method:

Muddle the lime chunks, honey and sugar in a glass, just enough to release the lime juice. Add the crushed ice and vodka and stir to combine the ingredients. Garnish with a lime wheel.

The Hangovertini – Thailand

The film location of The Hangover II, the Tower Club at Lebua in Bangkok created this mind-blowing cocktail for the cast and crew of the film to enjoy. Try yours at the Sky Bar.

Ingredients:

25ml Chivas scotch whisky

25ml Zen green tea liquor

8.5ml Sweet Vermouth Martini Rossi

30ml green apple juice

5.5ml rosemary infused honey

Method:

Fill a shaker with ice then add all ingredients. Shake then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Bahama Mama – The Bahamas

This rum punch is a classic Caribbean favourite, but its origins have disappeared in the annals of history – however every Caribbean island has its own signature drink and the Bahamas is no different.

Ingredients:

25ml coconut rum

50ml pineapple juice

6.5ml coffee liqueur

50ml orange juice

12.5ml dark rum

6.5ml over proof white rum

A dash of Grenadine

Method:

Place all ingredients and ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Shake twice and strain into a hurricane glass. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

Sea Dew – Maldives

With the launch of the Maldives’ first gin bar at OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo, the Sea Dew has been created exclusively for Hayes & Jarvis guests.

Ingredients:

Freshly cut cucumber slices

Fresh rosemary sprig, pulled from the stem

Ice cubes

45ml Hendricks Gin

Method:

Add all ingredients into a shaker and slowly stir, then strain into a martini glass. Peg a rosemary sprig to the glass, spritz with Absinthe and lightly flambé.