A gin and tonic is one of those simple mixes that bears timeless appeal. Like a favourite movie or your most reliable carry-all, a G&T’s position on any bar’s menu invites a lapse into familiarity that never disappoints. It warrants no fancy foam heads or introduction of molecular ingredients that feel more like superfluous acts of showmanship. Raise your hands for a glass, and you’ll always get a splash of gin, a dash of tonic, and a squeeze of lime if you fancy.
Its simplicity is not a bane, but something that allows lovers of gin to experiment with different renditions of the botanical spirit and the fizzy mixer. Aside from splurging exorbitant amounts on bottles of boutique gin in the name of discovery, another way to learn about the complexities of the spirit is to hit a gin bar, and get to drinking. Branch out from recognised expressions like Hendricks, Tanqueray or Gordon’s, and swap out your Schwepps for unique tonics. As you grow familiar with the nuances of different gins, delve into gin cocktails. The world is full of magical gins patiently waiting.
Here are five of the best gin bars in Singapore to begin your foray.