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.
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’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
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’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.