We have so many unique beverages in Singapore and I am not just talking about the Singapore Sling. When I say uniquely Singapore, I mean Malaysia as well as we are so closely connected culturally. We were part of Malaya after all and I think we’re very lucky to have such nice neighbours.
My favourite pink drink has to be bandung. It’s just so pretty. This is a lovely mixture of fresh milk in rose syrup.
Rose syrup with lime is my sister’s pick.
And of course I love my teh alia (milky tea with ginger) and my teh tarek (milky tea that has been poured from one cup into another skillfully which introduces texture and bubbles at the top.
We also have our unique fizzy drinks. We refer to them in the 70’s as bottle drinks since they all came in glass bottles then. It was a delight to drink straight from the bottle on a blistering hot day. I recall that at Chinese weddings we always looked forward to the fizzy F&N or Fanta orange. Miranda strawberry was another delight that I don’t think you can find anymore.
Luckily we still have our uniquely Singaporean sarsi which is our take on rootbeer. It is sweeter somehow with more caramel I think.
Lee’s pineapple juice can’t be beat.
And of course we have our kopi (local coffee) and all it’s variations.
There are many more beverages that I’ve left out and will be updating this post as I take more photos.