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19 G&Ts to try during East Imperial Gin Jubilee 2019

Hop on down to participating bars to try their gin cocktails from December 5 to 13 before joining us at East Imperial Gin Lane on December 14

11th Maokong beGin
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Time Out Singapore in partnership with Bulldog, Hendrick's Gin, Monkey 47, Tanglin and The Botanist |
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The annual gin-guzzling affair, East Imperial Gin Jubilee is back. This year, 11 participating gin brands are teaming up with 33 of the city’s best bars to craft exclusive tipples that are only available from December 5 to 14. 

Here’s your chance to get in on the action – head down to the participating bars and snap a picture of your favourite creations. Upload them on Instagram with the hashtag #GinJubilee2019 to cast your vote and stand a chance to win a year’s supply of East Imperial mixers.

The winner will be crowned East Imperial Gin Lane, the grand finale party on December 14 at Jam at Siri House from 6pm to 11pm. There are $12 G&Ts, small bites and chill music all night so make sure you don’t miss it. Be the first 50 to RSVP at the end of this article and your first round is on us.

Here are some gin-based cocktails Bulldog, Hendrick's Gin, Monkey 47Tanglin and The Botanist, you can look forward to trying during East Imperial Gin Jubilee 2019.

forgotten gem
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Bars and pubs

Forgotten Gem

Rochor

By Shawn Lim, Atlas

It's no secret that Atlas takes it gins very seriously, so it shouldn't be a surprise that Shawn’s cocktail is one of the most creative of the bunch. Instead of crafting a classic G&T, he reduces East Imperial Burma Tonic with Royal Botanic Tonic to intensify their flavours before mixing the reduction with thyme-infused ambrato vermouth, The Botanist Gin and a dash of orange bitters to create a crisp and elegant martini-inspired drink.

agent carter
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Bars and pubs

Agent Carter

Raffles Place

By Celia Schoonraad, Barbary Coast

Make a trip down to Singapore’s newest cocktail bar located within a two-storey shophouse along North Canal Road. The downstairs space serves cheap and cheerful pours but you can head upstairs to the Victorian-style parlour for craft cocktails like its Gin Jubilee creation – Agent Carter, a deceptively simple G&T made from a distillate of three different limes, Hendrick’s Gin and Burma Tonic.

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the rule of three
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Bars and pubs

The Rule of Three

Raffles Place

By Mark Graham Thomas, Miss Fitz

This isn't Mark Graham Thomas' first rodeo. He won the title of East Imperial Gin Jubilee’s best G&T in 2013 and plans on reclaiming the crown once more at the new Miss Fitz. He keeps things simple – yet exceptionally tasty – with a homemade pineapple and tarragon jam, Bulldog Gin and Yuzu Tonic.

oriental elixir kangaroo tonic
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Bars and pubs

Kangaroo Tonic

Rochor

By Johnny Rose, Oriental Elixir


Here’s one of the adventurous. Johnny combines kangaroo jerky-infused Tanglin Orchin Gin with Song Fa bak kut teh cordial, laksa leaves and Burma Tonic. Strange as the combination might seem, the result is a layered drink with initial notes of floral sweetness, peppery spice and a subtle savouriness that makes this one of the most complex G&Ts of the bunch.

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burnt ends Spanish G&T
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Restaurants, European

Spanish G&T

Chinatown

By Kelvin Chow, Burnt Ends

Think of Spanish cuisine and the popular tapas of melon wrapped in ham often springs to mind. Kelvin takes this idea and runs with it, infusing Monkey 47 Gin with melon and jamon. He tops this novel creation off with East Imperial Old World Tonic and a fresh sprig of dill – the perfect accompaniment to Burnt End's smoky flamed-kissed dishes.

MO Bar_tagay
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Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Tagay

City Hall

By Alfred Dionisio, MO Bar


Digging deep into his Filipino roots, Alfred's inspiration stems from his hometown’s drinking culture where gin is purchased from a convenience store and mixed with pomelo soda mixer. Tagay – the Tagalog equivalent of “cheers” – deconstructs this experience with a housemade pomelo cordial, soda water, Hendrick’s Gin and salt. He also plans on including a small barbecue station where you can feast on sticks of chicken intestines and hearts – just like they do by the roadside in the Philippines.

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Fizzy Mary
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Restaurants, Fusion

Fizzy Mary

Raffles Place

By Michael Mendoza, 1864 The Bar at Sofitel Singapore City Centre


What do you get when you cross a Bloody Mary with a G&T? The answer is 1864’s Fizzy Mary, a rejuvenating concoction of The Botanist Gin and Burma Tonic balanced with a savoury tomato syrup and a stick of celery in a highball glass.

The Botanist’s Dream
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Restaurants, Chinese

The Botanist’s Dream

Raffles Place

By Chen Gang, 51 Soho

Here’s one for those of you who love knocking back Korean soju shots. The Botanist’s Dream is a delightfully fruity mix of watermelon syrup, cranberry juice and grape soju with The Botanist Gin and East Imperial Burma tonic.

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11th Maokong beGin
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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

11th Maokong

Raffles Place

By Richard Li, BeGin

A tincture of pandan and Hendrick’s Gin infused with watermelon alongside its signature cucumber and rose infusions highlight different notes in the gin to create a herbaceous cocktail with a touch of sweetness. The addition of East Imperial Burma Tonic ups its fresh factor and makes it dangerously easy to sip.

catchfly_Yazhou
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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Yazhou

Tanjong Pagar

By Linda Rejfkova, Catchfly

Climb down the stairs by Coriander Leaf and be transported to Catchfly – a sexy New York-style bar with Art Deco-style gold trimmings and plush velvet settees to boot. There, Linda crafts an Asian-inspired G&T with Tanglin Mandarin Chilli Gin – its spice and citrus notes further emphasised with a coriander and seaweed syrup, fresh lime juice, chilli drops and Old World Tonic.

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Remedy

Chinatown

By Michelle Ang, Employees Only


Michelle mixes a cocktail that’s as red as her hair and as welcoming as her personality. She imbues The Botanist Gin with hibiscus and tops it up with Burma Tonic, grapefruit peel and fresh thyme, which makes for a bright and floral G&T that keeps things easy breezy.

idlewild the noble sage
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Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

The Noble Sage

Rochor

By Danny Dave, Idlewild

While we can’t say for certain what the wise men (and women) of yore used to drink – we’d imagine that their cocktails looked a little like Danny’s creation. The Noble Sage is fashioned from a kumquat and honey marmalade blended with sage and saffron before it’s combined with Monkey 47 Gin and Burma Tonic. 

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Restaurants

Eye of the Dragon

Chinatown

By Ashley Hollins, Neon Pigeon

Revered in most Eastern cultures, the dragon is a symbol of power, wisdom and strength. Ashley aims to capture its spirit in a cocktail, using spiked sake bitters, Yuzu Tonic and Bulldog Gin, which is distilled with Asian botanicals like liquorice, lotus leaves and longan – which also translates to “dragon eye” in Chinese.

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Bars and pubs

Kashmir

Tanglin

By Chew Qing Ting, Origin Bar


Tracing G&T’s origin as an elixir for malaria in India, Qing Ting turns her eye towards Kashmir and the Himalayas. Looking at ingredients that grow in the area, she incorporates peaches and saffron with Riesling, which adds body to the otherwise buoyant combination of Old World Tonic and Monkey 47 Gin.

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Oxwell & Co. Smashing pumpkin
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Restaurants, British

Smashing Pumpkin

Tanjong Pagar

By Devantiran Ganeson, Oxwell & Co.


Rock legends Billy Corgan, D'arcy Wretzky, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin would totally give this G&T their stamp of approval. The tall drink gets its bright hue from a spiced pumpkin and orange syrup, which is combined with Hendrick’s Gin, lemon juice and Burma Tonic. It’s spicy and autumnal yet thirst-quenching and revitalising – everything you could possibly want in a G&T.

Spiffy Dapper nitro chilli gin and tonic
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Bars and pubs

Nitro Chilli Gin & Tonic

Tanjong Pagar

By Abhishek Cherian George, Spiffy Dapper


If theatrics, liquid nitrogen and unusual cocktail combinations are your thing, then head down to Spiffy Dapper for George’s Nitro Chilli Gin & Tonic. The ice-cold beverage is as experimental as something out of a science lab, with kaffir lime cordial, fresh mint and nitro-cooled bird’s eye chillies to amp up the kick of the Tanglin Mandarin Chilli Gin.

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dragon chamber Perk-Me-Up G&T
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Restaurants, Chinese

Perk-Me-Up G&T

Raffles Place

By Isz Valentino, The Dragon Chamber


Need a pick me up in the heart of the CBD? The Dragon Chamber is open from 10am on weekdays and is serving up straightforward G&Ts made from Bulldog Gin, Yuzu Tonic, ginger water and fresh redcurrants in a copa de balon glass.

Tippling club Gin & Tonic Spritz
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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Empress of India

Tanjong Pagar

By May Anne Espino, Tippling Club


If an Aperol Spritz is your aperitif of choice then you might want to shake things up and try May’s G&T-style spritz instead. She mixes grapefruit cordial, Aperol, Monkey 47 Gin and Royal Botanic Tonic to strike a fine balance between the drink’s citrus top notes and bitter undertones. The result is a cocktail you can drink at any time of day.

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Bars and pubs, Hotel bars

Locale

Sentosa

By Rohit Suvarna, Woobar


Not only is the orchid Singapore’s national flower, but it is also purported to have health benefits in Chinese medicine and is the star botanical in Tanglin Gin. Woobar pays homage to the fragrant bloom in its drink, Locale. Stirred with dry vermouth, orchid and triple sec infusion, and orange bitters, the sweet G&T packs a punch with its robust finish.

Join us at East Imperial Gin Lane

RSVP below and get your first G&T on us

Join us at the grand finale where we crown Singapore's best G&T. Be the first 50 to RSVP and get your first cocktail on us at East Imperial Gin Lane, happening December 14 from 6pm to 11pm.

 

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