It’s your chance to try new cocktails and craft beers

Even if you are not celebrating Chinese New Year, take the opportunity to soak up the festivities, wind down with a drink or two, and catch up with friends and family. If you want to try something new this month, we’ve got all the deets here.
 

Gudsht @ King George
 


 

This Singapore bottled cocktail label was born out of a pandemic, delivering cheer to local folks with its weird and wonderful concoctions. It has now opened its first brick-and-mortar bar, Gudsht @ King George. It's a shared space with The Refinery, a cosy eatery with indoor and alfresco seating where diners can order bar bites and mains to go along with the drinks. 

A selection of its most popular cocktails is available here (we recommend the sparkly Unicorn Barf and Sangnila Utama), as well as two new creations exclusive to the venue—Candie Crave and Pepper Me Up.
 


 

The former is almost like alcoholic bubble tea, but better. The combination of Sweet Dreams tea, rose syrup, lime juice, peach bitters, and premium Japanese Haku vodka make for a refreshing tipple. The latter will please soju lovers with its mix of togarashi, roasted seaweed, oi ocha koi-cha tea, honey, and soju infused with torched shishito peppers. Both boast an ABV of 6.9 per cent.
 

Junior The Pocket Bar X Remy Martin
 


 

Head to this elaborately decorated pop-up tucked away at Ann Siang Hill from now till Feb 27. Be greeted by vibrant art and decor including a brightly coloured mural wall stretching around the seating area, whimsical ox motifs, Remy Martin’s signature centaur, vineyards and cognac barrels.
 


 

A signature menu of Chinese New Year treats and cocktails beckons—say yes to Rolling for Prosperity, a pineapple tart in cocktail form made with Remy Martin VSOP, pineapple, spiced brown butter rum and lemon, served with a flaky pineapple tart on the side; Ang Bao Na Lai featuring a mix of The Botanist Dry Gin, lychee, grapefruit, lemon and rose (sadly no, it doesn’t come with a red packet); and Heart of Gold made with Cointreau, fino sherry, dry vermouth and spiced Mandarin soda, and garnished with a love letter.

The cocktails are also available for takeaway and delivery, and can be ordered here
 

Mikkeller Bar Singapore
 


 

This is not your usual pop-up. In fact, you might miss it amongst the hundreds of stalls at Chinatown Complex Food Centre. Located at the centre's green zone (#02-062), toast to the fact that it’s ultra-casual—nobody will blink if you are in your “uncle/auntie” outfit as you take a swig of this Copenhagen-based cult craft beer. The best part? You get to pair your beer with some of the best local dishes in town. Feel free to ask bar manager Christian Young and managing partner Sylvester Fedor for recommendations.