From zesty craft gins to non-alcoholic cocktails

Summertime may be an all-year-round occurrence in Singapore, but that’s not gonna stop us from enjoying the heat. No—we’re bent on embracing what is possibly the hottest season here with refreshing libations and unique concoctions. Here are some of the newly launched beverages we’re sipping on even as we lounge around our humble abode.
 

Citadelle Gin
 

Launched by French craft gin house Citadelle, the new Jardin d’ete is simply teeming with citrus notes, thanks to its use of lemons, limes, oranges and melons. It is an invitation to a sensory stroll through a blossoming garden in the French countryside, recreating the flavour and fragrance of freshly-picked fruits.

Inspired by the herbs and fruits of Chateau de Bonbonnet’s gardens—home of Citadelle gin in Southwest France—the gin is created by Citadelle Founder and Master Distiller, Alexandre Gabriel. Safe to say that his wife’s gorgeous summer garden is his muse for the spirit.

Citadelle Jardin d’ete is now available at leading supermarkets all across Singapore ($82) and online at EC Proof and Cold Storage.
 

Lyre’s non-alcoholic canned cocktails
 

Lyre’s has officially brought its non-alcoholic, ready-to-drink, canned cocktails beverages to Singapore. Three flavours await, and that includes the G&T, Classico and Amalfi Spritz.

Now you can enjoy your favourite drinks, anytime, anywhere. The Lyre’s ready-to-drink cocktails are available by the can ($6.50) or in packs of four by flavour ($25) at Cold Storage stores and lyres.asia.
 

Edelweiss wheat beer
 

Edelweiss is one of the newest wheat beers to hit Singapore’s shores. Born in the Austrian alps, the drinks hail from Kaltenhausen, near Salzburg, where it is made using a 375-year-old recipe. Crafted with wheat, pure alpine water, and a hint of mountain herbs including sage, coriander, and elderflower, Edelweiss’ palate is clean, smooth, herbal with a touch of citrus at the end. Following a successful rollout in Korea and Malaysia, Asia Pacific Breweries have introduced the light wheat beer in Singapore.

“Through Edelweiss, we hope to inspire Singaporeans to discover the world of beer beyond lager and unlock more drinking occasions to enjoy this premium wheat beer from the Alps,” said Andy Hewson, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Singapore. APB also distributes Heineken, Kirin, and Tiger Beer.

Hewson notes that the wheat beer category is poised for further growth due to the growing popularity of non-lager beers amongst consumers, especially women.

Edelweiss premium wheat beer ($14.10 for a four-can pack) is available at major supermarkets and more.


A version of this article first appeared on Epicure