Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay
Taking inspiration from the Marina Bay waterfront and its palm-lined promenade, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay launches five tropical-themed cocktails. Tropic Like It’s Hot charms with its blend of Jamaican Koko Kanu Coconut Rum, passionfruit and vanilla and its adorable tiki mug. (Plus who doesn’t love a good pun?)
If rum isn’t your thing, reach for Peachy Blinder, with T&T vodka, peach, banana liqueur, grapefruit bitters and vanilla; ABV% Camomile, a Hendricks-based drink with turmeric syrup and camomile; Wild Flower, containing limoncello, Wild Turkey Bourbon, strawberries, lemon, orange and cherry bitters; or Mezcalina, with sakura Vermouth and Campari. Whichever it is, when you’ve got your hands on one of these drinks, you’re practically on vacation.
#01-81 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands; Tel: 6688 5665; marinabaysands.com
Cé La Vi
Directed by Lead Mixologist Andrew Hyman, the new cocktail programme is devoted to Southeast Asia and its culture and ingredients, and is divided into three menus — SkyBar Signatures, SkyLounge Signatures and Restaurant Signatures — one for each venue within Cé La Vi.
Given the restaurant’s focus on modern Asian cuisine, Restaurant Signatures comprises cocktails such as Even (Monkey Shoulder, shichimi togarashi spice and hibiscus tea), a Japanese variation of the New York Sour. For drinks with a view, opt for those on the SkyBar Signatures or SkyLounge Signatures menus, particularly the former’s Native Garden (Tanqueray London Dry Gin, cassis, hibiscus tea, cinnamon, rosemary and Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water) and Old Memories (Rebel Yell Rye, coconut, pandan, popcorn and bitters), both of which will whisk you off to Thailand in one sip.
Level 57, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 3; Tel: 6508 2188; celavi.com
Set of Six
Part cocktail lounge, part dining space, Set of Six is a new concept built upon author Joseph Conrad, his other career as a merchant marine, and his journeys through Southeast Asia in the late 19th century. Named after Conrad’s eponymous short story collection, Set of Six offers a drinks menu divided into six themes, each named after one of the stories and comprising two drinks related to the region the story is set in — for example, under the chapter Gaspar Ruiz, named after a tale about an intrepid soldier involved in the revolutionary war of Peru and Chile, you’ll find cocktails containing Central and South American spirits such as tequila, mezcal, cachaça and pisco. Here’s to travelling the world in a glass.
#01-01, 20 Craig Road; set-of-six.business.site
The simply named Rails belies its identity as a steampunk fantasy brought to life. Featuring a vintage industrial aesthetic, this bar and lounge is decked out like a subterranean train platform, complete with a concave partial tunnel wall that serves as the backdrop for the bar. The drinks are equally eclectic. The cocktail menu is divided into four categories: fizzy refreshers, milk-based libations, spirit-forward mixes, and creative concoctions — think cognac, Amaro and the minty herbal syrup Pei Pa Koa (Apothecary) or absinthe, coffee liqueur, activated charcoal, pineapple juice, orange juice and pear (Murder on the Orient Express). All aboard for a transportative trip.
#01-02, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road; railsclub.sg
Beats Bites and Cocktails
ICYMI, World Margarita Day was on 22 February, but 11 bars and restaurants in Singapore are making their versions of the cocktail available for an entire month through a partnership with Cointreau. Among them, Beats Bites and Cocktails offers the Beats My Margarita — Cointreau, tequila, Supasawa, grilled pineapple, red grape, Angostura bitters and strawberry balsamico — that’s a sight to behold.
And if margaritas are your thing, save room for The Dragon Chamber’s Dr Tang (Cointreau, Espolòn, sour mix and tangerine), Lucha Loco’s Mexican Sling (Cointreau, gin, wild mezcal, Dom Benedictine, Cherry Heering, pineapple, prickly pear and lemon), or Beast and Butterflies’ Tipsy Margarita (Cointreau, Espolòn, brown sugar–caramelised lime juice, charcoal-smoked sea salt, lime zest and brown sugar caramel candy).
8 Bukit Pasoh Road; Tel: 6221 3880; beatsbitescocktails.com