Sunny Singapore might be described by some as a tropical paradise, but the land-of-always-summer has one glaring feature in common with Dante’s Inferno. It’s pretty much always bloody hot.
It’s not necessarily scorching all the time; the weather can only get so cruel. In April, however, mercy isn’t something the climate is particularly interested in. The gifts of the sun are buckets of sweat and an abundance of that strange species: human lobsters.
There is a drink for every season, however, and a season for every drink. Short drinks- drinks with high spirit content and little mixer- offer no succour from the scorching heat. Long drinks, however, are just about perfect. Refreshing, feather-light and for most part, simple to make.
A word of advice though: pay close attention to what’s going into them.