Best Bespoke Cocktails in Singapore

18 September 2015
<p>The Fred Ast'air'e at Longplay.</p>

The Fred Ast'air'e at Longplay.

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.

 

Flavourful Tipples

Antidote Street View

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

 

Speakeasy Style

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

 

Meticulous Mixing

Old Fashioned at Jigger and Pony

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

 

Vintage NYC

Manhattan Exterior (Night)

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

 

So Singaporean

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

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