Forager Gin Cocktail Inspired By Singapore’s Garden City


Inspired by Singapore’s garden city setting, this gin cocktail uses urban foraged wild torch ginger with gin from a local distillery that champions craftsmanship, Brass Lion. It is then combined into a refreshing cocktail with pandan kombucha.

Gin Cocktail Ingredients

  • 30ml Brass Lion Gin (can be replaced with a regular house gin e.g. Tanqueray)
  • 15ml pandan kombucha
  • 4–5 sprigs of pandan leaves o 1 Lofwater
  • 200g of Trigona honey
  • 10–12 calamansi
  • 25g of wild ginger flower
  • handful of blue pea flowers
  • 30ml tonic water
  • Edible flowers
  • Whisky chunk ice
  • Rocks glass
  • Method Kombucha infused with blue pea flowers:
  • Break fresh pandan leaves, approximately 4–5 sprigs
  • Make a pandan tea and boil down with water and a touch of honey for approximately 15 minutes at low heat
  • Ferment with kombucha for about 4–7 days in a warm environment
  • When ready, roughly cut calamansi and ginger flower
  • Then reduce the kombucha for approximately 45 minutes with a handful of blue pea flowers, torched ginger flower and calamansi


1. Pour 15ml of pandan kombucha into a mixer
2. Add 30ml of Brass Lion Gin (or equivalent) and shake
3. Pour mixture into a circular rocks glass over a whisky chunk ice
4. Add 30 ml of tonic water and decorate with edible flowers before serving

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