Singapore’s sizzling summer sun calls for equally sizzling refreshments! When the temperatures rise, quench your thirst, and tantalise your taste buds with these delicious and unique drinks from an iconic cocktail to other favourite local concoctions.

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The Singapore Sling
Often referred to as the national drink and known for its vibrant pink hue, the Singapore Sling is a must-try. The creation of this gin-based cocktail dates to 1915 and features a delightful mix of ingredients like pineapple juice, grenadine, cherry brandy, lime juice, Benedictine liqueur, and bitters. Enjoy it chilled day or night at 5-star hotels like Grand Park City Hall, and let the refreshing flavours cool you down.

Fruit Juices & Shakes
The country boasts an abundance of fresh fruits, perfect for creating thirst-quenching juices served at local cafes, hawker centres and City Hall restaurants in Singapore. Fruits are also perfect for yummy milkshakes including the ever-popular avocado shake – a sweet, creamy, and refreshing drink with a unique flavour that is best complemented with a scoop of ice cream that turns it into a divine dessert!

Iced Milo Dinosaur
The iced Milo Dinosaur (aptly named due to its large size!) reigns supreme on scorching summer days. This simple yet satisfying drink combines a cup of iced Milo (a chocolate malt beverage) with milk / condensed milk. The pièce de résistance? A generous layer of undissolved Milo powder as the topping. You can also level up your Milo Dinosaur to a mighty Milo Godzilla with the addition of a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Bandung is another local favourite that offers a delightful escape from the heat. This vibrant pink drink combines condensed or evaporated milk with rose syrup, creating a creamy concoction with a delicate rose aroma. Found readily at cafes across Singapore, this cool beverage is a perfect thirst quencher with a touch of floral charm!

Bubble Tea
This Taiwanese import combines tea with fruit syrup or milk, shaken for a refreshing flavour burst. The signature chewy tapioca balls, or “pearls,” add a playful textural element and require those extra-large straws for ultimate enjoyment. With an array of flavours like strawberry, passion fruit, lychee and cocoa, there’s a bubble tea adventure waiting for everyone!