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5 Asian Cocktails We Love

There’s something unique about Asian flavours that we can’t help but be inspired to make a gin cocktail from it! We’ll take things a bit further and translate this passion into cocktails. If you want to elevate your weeknight, try something new like these Asian inspired cocktails. Of course, we start off with a cocktail that’s close to home, the Singapore Sling! 

We’d like to think this is an Asian take on the gin sling. The cocktail was created back in 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon, a bartender at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel in Singapore. This could be the most popular Asian concoction. You can definitely recreate this smooth and sweet drink at your home and discover why it has become an icon in the cocktail scene.

Original photo & recipe from https://www.thespruceeats.com/singapore-sling-recipe-760602

45 ml Paper Lantern Gin

30ml  Benedictine

30ml  lime juice

15ml  cherry liqueur

15ml simple syrup

60ml club soda

Garnish: ​lemon slice and Maraschino Cherry

Glass Type: Hurricane glass or collins

SOUTHEAST ASIAN G&T

Let’s step up our gin and tonic game – try it with lemongrass and ginger! These go well with Paper Lantern Gin and we can’t get enough of them.

45ml Paper Lantern Gin

Tonic Water

2 Dashes Of Bitters

Around 2 inches knob of ginger

Lemongrass stalk

Glass Type: Collins Or Old Fashioned

Paper Lantern Cocktail Tonic
Original recipe from https://thedrinkblog.com/cocktail-tonic/

southeast asian martini

There are different ways to enjoy a Martini. If mangoes are abundant where you are, then let’s use them and make a fruity and sparkling version of this classic favorite!

Paper Lantern Southeast Asian Martini Cocktail Recipe
Original recipe from https://www.craftginclub.co.uk/ginnedmagazine/sparkling-mango-gin-cocktail

50ml Paper Lantern Gin

30ml mango liqueur

1 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp simple syrup

Prosecco, to top up 

1 mango

Dash of vanilla extract

Krungthep

We’re including the longest cocktail name in history in our list. Called as Krungthep for short, the full name of the cocktail is Krungthepmahanakhon Amornrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharat Ratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit. It’s a signature cocktail from a bar in Brooklyn called Qi Thai Grill. It’s named after the ancient name of Bangkok.

30ml Paper Lantern Gin

30ml vodka

15ml ginger syrup

Juice of 1/4 lime

15ml Thai iced tea (packed mix readily available at grocery)

guava juice

1 star anise

Paper Lantern Cocktail Krungtep
Original recipe from https://www.foodrepublic.com/recipes/is-this-the-longest-cocktail-name-in-history/

asia daisy

We love the combination of Paper Lantern Gin and lychee. We have the perfect recipe for you to try on a weekend night at home. 

Paper Lantern Cocktail Asia Daisy
Original recipe from https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/asia-daisy

60ml Paper Lantern Gin

25ml lychee liqueur

25ml simple Syrup

25ml chilled ginger ale

1 lime, quartered

Garnish: 1 fresh or canned lychee and 1 mint sprig

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