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From vacuum-packed garnishes to handwritten notes to prompt deliveries, these bars (and one distiller) have made drinking at home all the more palatable.
Here’s how to get your drink on in the comfort – and more importantly, safety – of your own place during this pandemic. (Tip: Try these hygiene tips to make sure you don’t accidentally invite in the coronavirus along with your food or alcohol deliveries.)
Also, with Gin and Tonic day coming up this 19 October, these home deliveries will be just the life-saver for home parties (; Though because of social-distancing rules, let’s keep them at a safe number…maybe 5?
Besides bottled versions of its signature cocktails like the Atlas Martini, Negroni and the gin and coffee-based Urban Pioneer, the bar at Parkview Square is also delivering home cocktail sets comprising of gin, whisky or both, as well as modifiers, bitters and garnishes. There is an option to add on a full set of rose gold bartending tools ($480).
You can also purchase bottles of spirits from its vast collection, including its flagship collaboration gin, St. George Atlas Orange gin.
Prices: From $60 for three cocktail flights (100ml of each cocktail)
Delivery info: Delivery is from Mondays to Fridays, noon to 6 p.m. Free home delivery for orders above $250.
To order: Visit this website.
Okay, this one isn’t a bar – it’s the mead and spirits producer started by our recent Finder Insider Simon Zhoa (read about his insights in Issue 302 here). But, thanks to the current Covid sitch, they’ve launched a new home-based cocktail DIY box series, which allows customers to mix their own signature cocktails. Each box comes with a gin bottle, curated mixers, recipes and even a measuring jigger (see some box contents at the top of this article).
Prices: From $48
Delivery info: Free delivery on all orders.
To order: Visit its website.
Order from the drinks and food menus of all the food-and-beverage outlets run by the group – Jigger & Pony, Gibson, Live Twice, Caffe Fernet and Humpback – with a one-stop service. This means you can mix cocktails as well as food items from across the venues.
From stiff negronis to classy vespers to signature drinks like the rum-based Jungle Bird, there are 12 cocktails to choose from.
Prices: Cocktails start at $28.
Info: Delivery is from 3:45 to 9:45 p.m. daily. Order at least two hours in advance.
To order: Call 9772 9896 or go to this website.
This Amoy Street resident has curated some of its bestsellers for home delivery.
There are lighter options like Hibiscus and Foragers’ Garden (made with matcha gin, calamansi and matcha kombucha) as well as stronger drinks like Peranakan and Pineapple Arrack. Each 500ml bottle serves six to eight portions.
Prices: From $38
Info: Orders are available daily and delivered within 24 hours, between 1 and 9 p.m. daily.
To order: Call 8869 6520 or head to their site.
The Ann Siang Hill bar offers eight bottled cocktails in 250ml portions.
Some highlights include Chrissy Negroni, made with chrysanthemum gin; Roses & Lychees, a milk punch made with gin, roses and lychees and Godfather Gone Bananas made with Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Whisky, Amaretto, Banana, Walnut Bitters.
Prices: $38 to $65
To order: Check out their website or whatsapp 9667 2068.
Get your favourite American-inspired drinks from the heart of Raffles Place with its delivered cocktails. They’re portioned for two: perfect for sipping with your stay-home buddy.
Info: Delivery is available daily from 5 to 9 p.m., with the last order at 7 p.m. Pick-up and dine-in are also available from Orchard Central, #04-01, 181 Orchard Road 238896
To order: Click here.
This bar in Keong Saik Road is doing flavour-packed selection of cocktails.
Order aged peppercorn, coffee negroni, banana rum old fashioned; signature drinks including Hay & Apples (toasted hay whisky, fermented apples and chamomile honey); and classic cocktails.
Prices: $50 to $148
Info: Pick-up and delivery from 12 to 4 p.m on Tuesday to Sunday. Free delivery on orders above $150
To order: WhatsApp 8838 0188
Sip on the swanky hotel bar’s world-class cocktails at home. Crowd favourites, like Apolo (Matusalem 15 Years Rum, Lagavulin 16 Years Whisky, Cynar, D.O.M. Benedictine, Cacao, Bitters, Absinthe), Leather Jacket (Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Flor De Caña 7 Years Rum, Amaro Montenegro, Mancino Rosso Vermouth, Strega, Bitter), and Birds of a Feather (Maker’s Mark Private Select Bourbon by Manhattan, Beetroot-infused Fernet Hunter, Lemon, Pearl of the Orient Tea-Mandarin Napoleon), are available bottled.
In addition, Hendrick’s Gin has partnered with Manhattan to launch the Hendrick’s x Manhattan Festive pack, comprising of the Hendrick’s x Manhattan Teacup Set ($218, pictured above). The lovely porcelain set features the seasonal 350ml bottle of the Yule festive cocktail, made with a delectable mix of Hendrick’s Gin, Lairds Applejack, Taylors Port Wine, Oloroso Sherry, Spiced Syrup and Cardamom Bitters.
Prices: From $19
Info: Free delivery for orders above $120.
To order: Visit this website.
For precision, handcrafted cocktails in a bottle that can be shared (or not), Shin Gi Tai offers up delivery and takeaway to quench that thirst. Food options are also available.
Prices: As each cocktail contains about 50 to 75 ml., the 300 ml. bottle (from $80 to $100) is equivalent to approximately four cocktails and the 500 ml. bottle ($130 to $165) is equivalent to approximately seven cocktails. Bonus: You can order clear block ice cubes at $1 a pop.
Info: Its delivery service is available Mondays to Saturdays, from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Orders have to be made one day in advance.
To order: Call Shin Gi Tai at 9477 8755 or Anthony at 9768 4132 or head here.
By Anjali Raguraman, Text adapted from The Straits Times / Additional Reporting: Sara Lyle Bow + Kirstie-mae Baptist, June 2020 / Updated by Willaine G. Tan, September 2020/ Updated by Jashleen Kaur, December 2020. Images: provided by the respective businesses or from their social media pages.
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