5 National Drinks From 5 Countries
Let’s travel around the world without leaving the city. Singapore is fortunate enough to enjoy a myraid of cuisines from around the world – and it comes with no surprise that drinks will be included too. We put together a list of the national drinks from 5 different countries- so pack your bags and go out drinking your way around the world (it's cheaper than an air ticket).
Spanish – Rioja red wine
Sabio Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant
Located on Duxton Hill, this little Spanish paradise is already worth a visit because it simply looks so good. The classy white interior and long bar counter transport you instantly to Spain. What better wine to drink than a red wine from the famous Rioja region in Spain. The 2000 Beronia Tempranillo – Crianza comes at a moderate $18 per glass. Combine it with some hot or cold tapas of your choice.
Italian – White Wine
Italy is often hyped for its red wines (rightly so), but Italian white wines are among the best in the world. Bottura offers a Pinot Bianco from Villa Bassi that comes at only $8.5 per glass (it’s a steal!). Head over to Suntec City and give it a try – best in combination with Polenta croccante con funghi e stracchino. The creaminess goes perfectly together with the chilled white wine. Enjoy.
German – Freshly tapped lager
This one doesn’t come as a surprise. Germans obviously love their beer. However, they don’t just accept any. A freshly tapped and cold lager will though convince most of them. Stärker in the Holland Village is a German beer bar that offers exactly that. Besides the lager, you will also find a typical dark beer, an aromatic version and more. If you get hungry, you will find some hearty meals on your plate – how about some ribeye steak, beef pork chop or some pork belly?
Mexican – Mezcal
The name gives it away – the favourite food around here is a taco. Come by on Taco Tuesday and get 50% off your favourite Mexican snack. Besides creative Corona cocktails, you will get also excellent organic mescal at Señor Taco. Directly imported from the mountains of Oaxaca, this drink gets you fired up for the night. Be sure not to miss out on the awesome live music – Noche De Rock is happening every Thursday night.
Peru – Pisco Sour
Ola Cocina Del Mar
This fine restaurant is headed by Peruvian chef Daniel Chavez and probably one of the only places in the city to get the real Peruvian taste. It’s also the only spot to drink the typical Peruvian Pisco Sour, coming with angostura, egg white, lime juice and Peruvian Pisco.