Cocktails You Should Be Drinking this Oscar Season


If Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City lived in Singapore, she might meet her art-loving friend Charlotte for after-work drinks at this hip Gillman Barracks’ establishment. Though not on the menu, the bartenders will gladly mix up the ladies’ favorite of Smirnoff vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec and a squeeze of lime. Served up in a thin-stemmed martini glass, it’s the perfect sip to savor over a long gossip session.

$16 at MASONS

French 75

At the center of the WWII classic Casablanca was Rick’s Café Américain where French, Italian and Nazi officials all gathered. You’ll find a similarly international clientele at Tier Bar. It’s also off the menu, but they do mix a mean French 75 (gin, Champagne, lemon juice and sugar concoction), just like the ones the Nazis favored in the film

$25 at Tier Bar

Vesper Martini

Perched high up on the 70th floor of the Swissotel the Stamford is New Asia’s slicker sibling City Space—just the kind of spot the ultra glamorous James Bond might visit. The view here is just as jaw-dropping as its drinks list, which includes their take on 007’s old favorite, the Vesper: Tanqueray gin, Ketel One vodka and Lillet.

$22 at City Space