These new exotic cocktails and bespoke creations will excite your taste buds

While the clubbing scene is still muted, the bars and lounges are not. They have created imaginative concoctions to whet your appetite for all things new and inspired. Here are some of the most interesting cocktails to try right now.

Ce La Vi, Marina Bay Sands

, These new exotic cocktails and bespoke creations will excite your taste buds
SkyBar Signatures’ Yuzito
Under the creative direction of lead mixologist Andew Hyman comes a new cocktail programme across the rooftop venue. The contemporary, handcrafted cocktails are inspired by the region’s diverse culture and abundance of local ingredients.
SkyBar Signatures features a mix of familiar and more exotic ingredients such as  the fruity and herbaceous Paper Lantern with Don Julio Blanco tequila, physalis, passion fruit and thyme. Those with adventurous palates can try the Yuzito, a yuzu-infused mojito with Tanqueray London Dry Gin, melon, yuzu, mint and bitters.
Meanwhile, Restaurant Signatures pairs its cocktails seamlessly with modern Asian cuisine. One of the highlights is the Border Crossing #2, representing the influence of Nyonya cuisine with Havana 3 Year Old Rum, coconut, cucumber, pineapple sambal and sesame. Sky Lounge Signatures, in contrast, offers easy-going options such as Tropical Savanna with Aperol, coconut, pineapple and hunter’s spirit; and Once in a Life Time with Tanqueray London Dry Gin, ginger, wasabi, nori and soda. 

Bacardi #CraftedForYou Programme

, These new exotic cocktails and bespoke creations will excite your taste buds
Customised cocktails with Bacardi 4

From now till Mar 31, anyone who purchases one of Bacardi’s premium products from Wines n Spirits Singapore will receive a complimentary gift card to redeem for two unique cocktails at some of the top bars in Singapore. 

Receive an invitation to choose your favourite spirit from select Bacardi brands such as  Aberfeldy 12 Years Old, Dewar’s 15 Year Old and Bacardi 4, and make the arrangements at a corresponding bar to redeem their drinks. 

No two cocktails will be alike, with the bartenders at each participating bar prepared to create custom drinks based on the recipient’s preferences, drawing on everything from the guest’s mood to their favourite flavours and ingredients. 

Mo Bar, Mandarin Oriental

, These new exotic cocktails and bespoke creations will excite your taste buds
Mo Bar’s New Delhi Soma

Adding a dash of excitement to the bar scene is Mo Bar’s first-ever interactive digital menu. Featuring the bar’s Volume Three menu that was launched in Nov 2020, the one-of-a-kind “cocktail navigator” takes customers on a journey where they explore the history and culture of their chosen destinations across the Asia Pacific.

Choose from a “constellation” of drinks set against a twinkling night sky and listed according to their alcohol content and height of drinking vessel. 

Regionally inspired drinks are depicted in vibrant colours and animations, each with a complete description, story and photo of the drinks. From the non-alcoholic New Delhi Soma with yoghurt, chutney and spices to the Jakarta Moka with rum, chocolate and banana, it’s a refreshing way to discover the drinks beyond the traditional paper menu.  

Cointreau + World Margarita Day

, These new exotic cocktails and bespoke creations will excite your taste buds
The Dragon Chamber’s Dr. Tang Margarita 

From now till Mar 19 in celebration of World Margarita Day (Feb 22), Cointreau has kicked off a month of margarita-themed drinks promotions and giveaways. A total of 11 participating bars and restaurants across the island will offer special menus to margarita fans. 

The venues are: Beast & Butterflies at M Social, Beats Bites & Cocktails, Comida Mexicana, Cuba Libre Café & Bar, Foxtail, Gem Bar, Lucha Loco, Super Loco Customs House, Super Loco Robertson Quay, Papi’s Taco, and The Dragon Chamber. While each bar or restaurant will offer at least one twist on the classic, all will offer the Original Margarita with Cointreau, tequila, lime and salt.

The first 100 customers who purchase a margarita cocktail from any participating outlets will win Cointreau merchandise, while any shopper who purchases a bottle of Cointreau can enter a Scratch & Win lucky draw.

Writers Bar, Raffles Hotel Singapore

, These new exotic cocktails and bespoke creations will excite your taste buds
Writers Bar’s Femme Fatale

The storied Writers Bar has reopened, and is now helmed by new head bartender Nicholas Alexander. A tribute to the many famous authors who have stayed at Raffles Hotel Singapore throughout the years, the bar offers artisanal 1915 Raffles Gin cocktails and a special selection of handcrafted cocktails. 

The latter is inspired by the colourful characters of The Raffles Affair, a murder mystery novel penned by the latest Writer-in-Residence, Vicki Virtue, a seasoned travel writer and aspiring New Zealander author. 

Get to know the glamorous protagonist Victoria West by ordering Agent Provocateur, made with Blandy’s 5 Year Bual Madeira, El Dorado 12, Concord Grenadine, lemon and mint; or be charmed by the beautiful Femme Fatale, a cocktail personifying the glamorous bride, Peyton Latchmor. Other tantalising drinks to “unravel the mystery” include False Alibi and Saboteur. These cocktails will be served alongside new curated Gourmet Collection bar snacks in the sophisticated lobby bar.