Celebrate Mid Autumn Festival with these indulgent alcoholic mooncakes ranging from unique creations inspired by cocktails to those infused with gin.
Mid Autumn Festival means many mooncakes. But we’re not interested in just any mooncake – we like ours with booze in them!
If you’re just like us, here is a roundup of some of the more interesting alcoholic mooncakes available this year’s Mid Autumn Festival:
- Brass Lion Butterfly Pea Gin with Pandan and Lemongrass Snow-Skin Mooncake from Raffles Hotel Singapore
- Origin Bar’s Cocktail Snowskin Mooncakes from Shangri-La Singapore
- Negroni Truffle Snowskin Mooncakes from InterContinental Singapore
- Manhattan Bar’s Stellar Cocktail Mooncake at Regent Singapore
- Roku Gin x Janice Wong Snow Skin Mooncake Collection
- Mini Snowskin Lycheetini Mooncakes from Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Brass Lion Butterfly Pea Gin with Pandan and Lemongrass Snow-Skin Mooncake from Raffles Hotel Singapore
When it comes to mooncakes Raffles Hotel Singapore is most famous for its signature Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake, a perennial favourite among mooncake lovers. But this year, to celebrate its 135th anniversary, the iconic hotel has also partnered Singapore distillery Brass Lion for a special limited edition mooncake.
The Brass Lion Butterfly Pea Gin with Pandan and Lemongrass Snow-Skin Mooncake takes the homegrown distillery’s blue-hued Butterfly Pea Gin and combines that with sweet fresh pandan and citrusy lemongrass in lotus seed paste for a uniquely local flavour. Another one of its newly-introduced seasonal alcoholic mooncakes is the Baileys Chocolate Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake, which comers as a cocoa- and coffee-infused filling with a chocolate truffle containing Baileys Irish Cream liqueur that explodes with deliciously boozy creaminess in your mouth.
But if you’re more of a traditional bent, the classic baked Double Yolk with Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste Mooncake remains a crowd-pleaser, while the opulent Mother-of-Pearl with Single Yolk and White Lotus Paste Mooncake – encased in its elegant ivory box reflecting the heritage hotel’s façade – makes a refined gift that’s set to impress.
Raffles Hotel Singapore Mooncakes are now available for orders online at
rafflescelebrations.com.sg. From 13 July to 10 September 2022, the Raffles Hotel Singapore mooncake booth will open daily from 9am to 8pm at the North Bridge Road Atrium of Raffles Arcade for mooncake purchase or collections for online orders.
Cosy cocktail lounge Origin Bar at Shangri-La Singapore – which ranked at No.66 on Asia’s 50 Bars 2022 earlier this year – has this year unveiled a tantalising selection of limited-edition Origin Bar Cocktail Snowskin Mooncakes set.
The set features two different flavours inspired by the bar’s signature cocktails. One flavour borrows on the profile of Origin’s signature Urban Jungle cocktail, combining spiced pineapple marmalade, lime zest, white lotus paste, white chocolate gin truffle, dry gin and vermouth into one unique mooncake creation. The other is a mooncake take on its ever popular rum-based Negroni, and is filled with rich dark chocolate paste, spiced chocolate rum, Campari and vermouth. These alcoholic mooncakes come as a set of eight (four of each flavour) along with a bottled cocktail – the specially concocted Moon Tipplers – and presented in a robin egg-blue box fashioned to look like luggage.
If you’re none too keen on booze-flavoured cocktails, Shangri-La Singapore also offers the exceptional Shangri-La Mooncake Selection Gift Box with 50-year aged mandarin peel, and the elegant Signature Mini Baked Custard with Bird’s Nest for more traditional palates.
Shangri-La Singapore’s mooncakes are now available for purchase online at bit.ly/SLSMooncake22, and from the Mooncake Specialty Counter at the hotel’s Tower Wing Lobby from 16 July to 10 September 2022.
For this year’s Mid Autumn Festival InternContinental Singapore has put out an entire spread of mooncakes. Amongst its massive selection – including four limited-edition handcrafted baked mooncakes in addition to its classic signatures – is the InterContinental Negroni Truffle Snow Skin Mooncake.
And for good reason. Those familiar with InterContinental will know that the Negroni is a signature cocktail at the hotel chain. This limited-edition creation is a luxurious combination of white lotus seed paste wrapped around a white chocolate truffle, which contains a ganache that tastes wholly like a Negroni.
Aside from the Negroni-inspired snowskin mooncake, be sure to check out InterContinental Singapore’s Snow Skin Mooncake: Signature Tea Treasures – featuring tea flavours such as passionfruit Earl Grey, Lychee Oolong, and Thai Cheese Milk Tea – from its Chinese restaurant Man Fu Yuan.
InterContinental Singapore’s mooncakes are available for purchase online at singapore.intercontinental.com/mooncakes from 18 August till 10 September 2022. Walk-ins are available at Man Fu Yuan Shoppe from now till 10 September 2022.
Over the years award-winning cocktail bar Manhattan at Regent Singapore has always partnered sister establishment Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant Summer Palace to create exclusive cocktail-inspired mooncakes for the season. This year is no different. The bar has introduced the Manhattan Stellar Cocktail Mooncake, a special snowskin creation inspired by its Stellar cocktail that marries the tart flavours of rooibos tea-infused red wine with the smoky qualities of mezcal, along with Laird’s Applejack brandy and fresh citrus as well to help round out those robust flavours.
Other unconventional flavours offered by Regent Singapore this year? There’s Seirass Ricotta & Amalfi Lemon too, dreamed up by the chefs over at its Italian restaurant Basilico bursting with some iconic flavours of Italy.
If you prefer your cocktails on the side rather than inside your mooncake, Regent offers a Luxury Bird’s Nest and Gold Leaf Snow Skin Mooncakes premium gift set that comes with two limited-edition bottled cocktails – Stellar and Red Rabbit – that even comes with cocktail glasses for proper enjoyment.
To order these and other mooncakes from Regent Singapore’s annual mooncake collection, call 6725 3239, email email@example.com, otherwise you can get them online at https://regentsingaporemooncakes.oddle.me.
What happens when you cross a premium Japanese gin with an award-winning local artisanal confectionery brand? You get the Roku Gin x Janice Wong Snow Skin Mooncake Collection, of course! Beam Suntory has partnered with Janice Wong Singapore by Singapore’s beloved pint-sized celebrity pastry chef Janice Wong to come up with three distinctive mooncake flavours – Matcha Lemon Thyme Gin, Sakura Strawberry gin, and Bergamot Yuzu Gin.
If you’re familiar with Roku Gin, you’d instantly recognise that each mooncake flavour reflects one of the six key uniquely Japanese botanicals that go into its making. In fact this mooncake set is purposely built for the gin lover, which is why it comes in a round tin box bundled with a 200ml bottle of Roku Gin and two ornate ceramic cups for drinking
tea your gin and tonic.
Available from 1 August to 10 September 2022, the exclusive Roku Gin x Janice Wong Snow Skin Mooncake Collection is available for purchase online and retails at S$138 for a set of eight (inclusive of GST).
And not forgetting the signature Mini Snowskin Lycheetini Mooncakes from Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. The five-star luxury property’s ever-popular lychee martini flavoured mini snowskin mooncakes feature a filling that incorporates real lychee bits as well as infused with lychee liqueur that bursts with fruity sweetness.
The packaging gets a luxury upgrade this year too. The hotel has introduced two different boxes designed to look and function exactly like vanity cases. One comes in burgundy with crocodile print, while the other is white embossed leather emblazoned with a floral motif. The fully-functional cases feature five pockets for makeup brushes, and has dual compartments with zips to house your favourite cosmetics. They even come with a personalised luggage tag!
Other flavours offered by Ritz-Carlton? There’s the Snowskin ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian if you’re a fan of durian, or Black Sesame with White Lotus Seed Paste and Roasted Walnuts for a more traditional flavour.
All baked and snowskin mooncakes from Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore can be purchased online at www.summerpavilion.oddle.me, or at Colony Bakery from 6 August to 10 September 2022, 11 am to 9 pm. Self-collection and delivery options are both available.
Interested in even more mooncakes? Our friends over at Superadrianme.com has put together this incredibly detailed roundup of mooncakes that showcase the extent and expense some are willing to go to in celebrating Mid Autumn Festival.
So, which of these alcoholic mooncakes are you most keen on?
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