We’ve come to the final cocktail of the AUGUSTMAN x SUNDAY PUNCH series. For this we caught up with the good people behind Paper Lantern – the first Singaporean company to launch their own Asian inspired gin – and knew we had to work with them on the last bottled cocktail in this series.
Their Sichuan Pepper Gin is one of the most interesting gins we’ve had, possibly because of how subtle and distinct its character is. Its base is made from Thai rice that they distilled before bringing it together with Asian botanicals like sichuan peppercorns, makhwaen (a Thai spice used in primarily used in “Northern-Style” dishes), lemongrass, ginger and galangal. You get a nice balance with top and tail hints of plum, pine, cloves and lavender.
As National Day approached, we wanted our last cocktail to pay tribute to the country that inspired all three of our businesses in this collaboration, as a way to remember what matters most to us. While we keep pushing ahead towards greater goals, with never-ending To Do lists and laughably ridiculous deadlines, we may inadvertently fail to keep in touch with those closest to us. So we thought that as we celebrated the Lion City’s success in its years of independence and stability, we should do it in the company of close friends and family, who have also been with you since the beginning.
Because our Date Night is meant to be shared among people you’ve known for a while, we wanted to work with very local flavours that we’re all too familiar with. We brought together familiar flavours like sour plum, red dates, ginger and lime while enhancing some of the original flavours from the Paper Lantern Sichuan Pepper gin. We’re sure each sip will bring back some memories from your earlier days in Singapore, as this flavours work so well with this very unique gin.
So this August, set your own Date Night with that someone you have always been mean-ing to spend more time with.
The first 100 bottles of Date Night come with a sleek AUGUSTMAN hip flask. Also, part proceeds from the sale of this combo go towards The Food Bank Singapore, so you’ll be doing your bit for charity with every order. Purchase yours here.