It’s coming up to Mid Autumn Festival, and that means mooncakes. For us though, it’s about those imbued with the wonders of alcohol.
But those snowskin mooncakes with champagne- or cognac-filled chocolate truffles have been around for a while and – however tasty they are – have gotten a bit, dare we say, boring. Here are a couple of creative alcohol-loaded mooncake offerings that you may just want to pair with a dram of whisky or a pint of beer.
Guinness Snowskin Mooncakes.
If you enjoy your Guinness, everybody’s favourite Irish dry stout now comes in a totally new form for the festive season.
The all-new Guinness Snowskin Mooncakes featuring white coffee-flavoured lotus paste wrapped in velvety black snowskin, and within each piece hides a Guinness-infused chocolate ganache concealed in a white chocolate shell. We’re pretty sure the sweetness of the white chocolate and the roasty flavours of the coffee and chocolate work very well with Guinness draft, but we weren’t quite allowed to bring our box of mooncakes into the nearest pub so you’ll just have to imagine that we’re right.
From 24 August, customers can get to receive a box of limited edition Guinness Snowskin Mooncakes (4 pieces/box) worth $58 when they purchase 4 x Guinness Draught in Can 4-pack at $85.90, via an online promotion on RedMart and FairPrice Online, while stocks last. Otherwise, from 1 September customers can also redeem a box of Guinness Snowskin Mooncakes with a minimum spend of $90 on Guinness products at leading supermarkets including Fairprice, Cold Storage, Giant, Sheng Siong, and Prime. Redemption is limited to 3 boxes per NRIC.
Regent Singapore’s Whisky and Cocktail Mooncakes.
If you’re both a lover of booze and mooncakes, these mooncakes from Regent Singapore are going to win your love, hands down. You know you’re going to get something special when Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant Summer Palace and award-winning cocktail bar Manhattan Bar – both based in Regent Singapore – but the Manhattan-exclusive snow skin mooncake variants of Barrel-aged Sazerac 6-year-old Rye with Coffee and Chocolate and Barrel-aged La Louisiane
Cocktail with Yuzu and Green Bean Paste are downright ridiculously awesome.
As part of Manhattan’s American Whiskey Embassy programme – where whiskies are specially barrel-aged on site using small American white oak barrels – this taster series box was created and features two specially made barrel-aged blends, which Chef Leong has creatively used in his snow skin mooncake creations. One is made with Sazerac 6-year-old Rye that’s been further aged in a 10-year-old tawny port-washed American oak barrel for 25 days to give it oily and nutty notes that works perfectly with coffee and chocolate flavours, while the other features the classic Creole La Louisiane cocktail solera-aged in fresh American oak for four weeks. If it sounds decadent, it surely is.
The Barrel-aged Sazerac 6-year-old Rye with Coffee and Chocolate and Barrel-aged La Louisiane Cocktail with Yuzu and Green Bean Paste cost $73 (8 pieces/box). Guests also have the option to purchase the Manhattan Mid Autumn box which comes with an assortment of Manhattan-exclusive snow skin mooncakes and a limited edition four-set whiskey tasting box ($168). Available now till 24 September.