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The Singapore Cocktail Festival takes at-home drinking up a notch by going digital

The Singapore Cocktail Festival (SGCF) is one of the biggest highlights of the annual food and beverage event calendar in Singapore.

Given the present circumstances, however, the physical festival has been pushed from May to October 2020, and responsibly so. In its place, the festival planners have launched SGCF@Home, a platform taking all you expected from the Singapore Cocktail Festival 2020 online in a bid to continue supporting and spotlighting the local drinks industry.

Held from 11 to 30 May, the digital activations for SGCF@HOME will include online webinars and workshops that can be booked from 16 May onwards, hosted by experts from participating restaurants and bars. Said pool of bartenders, chefs and insiders will also be contributing signature cocktails for the festival, made in accordance with the theme of unity and positivity.

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Grass, a cocktail made with rojak gin, rice pickle brine and kombucha. (Photo credit: Laut)

Highlights include The Sun Also Rises (S$17), from Hemingway-inspired bar, The Old Man Singapore, made with fat-washed applejack, curry leaf-infused gin and other local botanicals, Roses & Lychee (S$30, serves two), an alcoholic riff on bandung by Nutmeg & Clove, libations from the newly-opened Laut, a Southeast Asian-inspired gastro-bar that launched during the Circuit Breaker.

Roses & Lychee from Nutmeg & Clove. (Photo: Nutmeg & Clove)

Other participating destinations include household names like Manhattan, Ah Sam Cold Drink Store, Employees Only and many, many more. All beverages are available for takeaway or delivery here.

As we await the day we can visit our favourite bars again, we say cheers to the fact that Singapore Cocktail Festival 2020 has gone online to keep us and our livers busy as the city recuperates.

For more from SGCF@Home, click here.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.