Plucking your own greens and making your own cocktails may sound like an uphill task, but it’s actually pretty fun. Check out our experience at one such workshop that was held on the rooftop of the National Design Centre.
Members of the media made their way to the rooftop of the National Design Centre during lunchtime last Thursday, September 18th, for an edible gardening and inventive cocktail workshop. Organized by Reyka Vodka, Edible Garden City and Shophouse & Co as part of the Transitional___ pop-up concept, the workshop was a welcome step into the unknown for the participants present.
Shophouse & Co’s director Stella Gwee introduced the idea of using urban spaces not commonly known by most people, while Edible Garden’s co-founder Rob Pearce advocated the merits of growing fresh produce in tropical Singapore. He then showed the fruits of his labor – a rooftop garden teeming with edible greens such as herbs and rosemary. Participants were encouraged to sample the natural taste of these herbs and to snip some for the cocktail-making.
And who better to teach amateurs about making cocktails than Zachary Connor de Git, bartender and Regional Portfolio Ambassador for William Grant & Sons. Armed with a host of bartending apparatus and ingredients, the affable young man joined in the gathering of herbs before giving a quick lesson on drink-making and deftly making some experimental cocktails of his own.
Not to be outdone, participants rolled up their sleeves and got to work, cutting up the greens and giving their concoctions a good shake. While the tastes were not always up to mark, the experience was definitely worth every minute.
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