Singapore has built a reputation as a global business powerhouse, but behind that is an exhilarating and eclectic world of opulent clubs and bohemians bars, of fine liquors and experimental craft cocktails. Home to five of the World’s 50 Best Bars and 15 of Asia’s Best Bars in 2018, and with a vibrant calendar of top music acts and festivals, it’s no surprise that the Lion City has gained recognition as the region’s entertainment hub.

Over the years, Singapore has elevated its nightlife culture unto an entirely different plane –through internationally-acclaimed bars like Manhattan Bar and Atlas, driven by passionate drink makers and creative innovators.

In partnership with Drink Manila, Singapore Tourism Board is set to bring Filipino cocktail enthusiasts to the Singapore Cocktail Festival (SGCF) 2019, the biggest cocktail showcase and celebration in Southeast Asia, gathering drink makers and lovers from all over the world.

Now on its fifth edition, the Singapore CocktailF is set to have its largest program line-up so far, and will take over the Lion City with bar pop-ups, spirit tastings, celebrity bartenders, competitions, masterclasses and much more. Aside from the SGCF, the winners will also have a taste of Singaporean flavors with visits to home- grown Brass Lion Gin Distillery and Tiger Beer Brewery.

Interested participants can click here for more information. The online contest will run from now until April 30.

Left: Jamie Koh, Founder of Brass Lion Distillery; right: Singapore Sling infused with Brass Lion Gin’s Butterfly Pea

An evening infused with Singapore Spirit

STB quenched the passions and thirsts of Filipino enthusiats at Run Rabbit Run in Makati City. A sister bar of the popular Bitters & Love in Singapore, Run Rabbit Run opened its doors in Poblacion in May 2018, and has since quickly built up its reputation as a hotspot for bespoke cocktails. The late-afternoon affair brought the flavors of Singapore straight into the glasses of Filipino cocktail enthusiasts.

Singapore’s Brass Lion Distillery held a gin appreciation class where guests sample the Singapore-made gins, and were taught how to discern the different flavors of the spirit. Guests also took part in a cocktail workshop to create cocktails such as the famed Singapore Sling and Bitters & Love’s signature cocktail – Kaya Toast.

A toast to 50 years of friendship

STB also partnered with Run Rabbit Run to unveil The Nonya Confession, a special celebratory drink crafted with locally-sourced ingredients from the two countries, including Singapore’s Brass Lion Gin and the Philippines’ favorite citrus, Dalandan. This was in celebration of the 50 years of the Singapore-Philippine relations. 

Shaken with Brass Lion Gin, Blueberry Jam, Cointreau, Dalandan, Homemade Pandan+Gula Melaka Syrup, Angostura Bitters, the delicious craft cocktail is then garnished with Coconut, Pandan, and Gula Melaka Foam. The cocktail will be available exclusively at Run Rabbit Run until April 30.

Don’t miss out on the chance to immerse yourself in the cocktail and nightlife experiences of Singapore!