Exclusive cocktails for Smile magazine readers

Drinks greetings from Manhattan's Cedric Mendoza and The Curator's David Ong

Just in time for Independence Day celebrations in the Philippines, we got two award-winning bartenders from the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018 to mix special cocktails for us.

Enjoy your very own Independence Day drinks mix! Share your fun with family and friends by tagging us @smilemag on Instagram or fb.com/smilemag.

Waytogo! cocktail from Singapore-based Cedric Mendoza of Manhattan, Asia’s Best Bar for 2018:

  • Spirit 45ml
  • Lime cordial 25ml
  • Balsamic vinegar 5ml
  • Pink peppercorn 6 pcs
  • Sea salt
  • Shake and strain
  • Garnish with black pepper corn and bay leaf

Manhattan, Level 2, Regent Hotel, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715, fb.com/manhattansg

Update as of April 10, 2019: you’ll find Cedric at Grain Bar from today, at the Four Seasons Hotel; 199 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, fb.com/grainbarsydney

Smile! It’s Independence Day! cocktail from Makati-based David Ong of The Curator, the only Philippines-based bar on this year’s list:

  • 45ml Monnet VS Cognac
  • 15ml Cointreau Chamomile Liqueur
  • 22.5ml Lemon
  • 5 barspoons Homemade Mango Jam
  • Sago

The Curator, 134 Legaspi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila, fb.com/thecuratorcoffeeandcocktails

*Videography by Lester Ledesma and Lucky Leoparte

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