Who wants a boring standard drink when a mixologist can customise one just for you?
It looks like the bespoke cocktail trend is here to stay, as more bars are hiring mixologists and craftsmen to whip up creative brews and drinks to suit you.
Skilfully fashioned cocktails are what you’ll find at Anti:dote, each infused with fresh herbs and fl owers like Cuban mint, marigolds and cinnamon basil.
Where: Level 1, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road
Tel: 6431 5315
A Taste of Japan
Crafted from premium spirits, prices at the Ginza-style D.Bespoke are at the higher end, with sophisticated cocktail creations starting at $27. A minimum spend of $60 per person is required.
Where: 2 Bukit Pasoh Road
Tel: 8141 5741 FB: dbespoke
Don’t be tempted by the sexy cocktail menu at 28 Hong Kong Street. Instead, pick a liqueur of your choice, watch as the bartender whips up your drink, then sit back and enjoy the smooth blend of flavours. Best for date night drinks or with a small batch of mates.
Where: 28 Hong Kong Street
Tel: 6533 2001
Old World Charm
Sip on nostalgia at Longplay with a Fred Ast’air’e or the Marlon Brando, but if you want to get personal, tell the bartender your spirit of choice or ask for an Under The Table.
Where: 4 Haji Lane
Tel: 6291 3323
Try Jigger & Pony’s musthave Negroni or the quirky Corpse Reviver, or ask the bartender to create something special for you.
Where: 101 Amoy Street
Tel: 6223 9101
Some of the spirits that form the cocktails at Manhattan bar are artfully aged in the on-site rickhouse for a smooth, flavourful edge. Make a reservation to cut the queues.
Where: Level 2, Regent Hotel, 1 Cuscaden Road
Tel: 6725 3377, FB: manhattansg
Nutmeg & Clove reinvents classic cocktails to reflect Singaporean flavours with a distinct twist. Expect ingredients and garnishes like goji and red date syrup, and ginseng to pepper your custom cocktail orders.
Where: 17 Ann Siang Road
Tel: 6423 9885
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Compiled by Hazel Vincent De Paul, The Finder, September 2015
Photo: Courtesy restaurants