The Halloween weekend has flown past, hinting towards bigger and better year-end parties to come. To prepare your liver for the drama to come, let your weekend drinks be means to unwind and sample the latest developments in the Singaporean cocktail scene. Joints like Tippling Club, Anti:dote and more have updated their menus, so come Friday, go forth and drink with class.
With the recognition that your olfactory senses are integral to taste, Tippling Club’s latest Sensorium menu allows you to choose your cocktails based on scent preferences. The menu is an array of smells designed to trigger memories, like that of the Campfire or Leather. Joe Schofield’s corresponding cocktails meld the scents into intoxicating drinks with flavourful dressings, like house-made marshmallows.
Inspired by 90s bubblegum pop and the culture of emojis, POP Bar is Gallery & Co.’s irreverent pop-up alfresco bar targeted for great nights out after a hectic day at the office. Think tropical cocktails paired with Polynesian-Hawaiian bites like Salmon Poke and Pork Adobo Taco. The bar will be open until 27 November, every Thursday to Sunday.
Anti:dote’s newest bartender, Gina Kent, brings her Los Angeles flair to the bar’s signature. While her menu is still in the works, she has some drinks conceptualised that are available for order. Try Modern Woman, a gin-based reinvention of the White Lady and the 20th Century Cocktail with hints of cocoa and citrus, or Rappacini’s Daughter, a botanical cocktail with violet liquer and blackberry that tastes faintly of grass jelly.
The annual Diageo Special Releases selection returns this year with ten rare bottlings from all Diageo distilleries, whether existing or defunct. Names like Laugavulin, Brora, Port Ellen, Auchroisk and more have a place among the ten, each exemplifying the unique flavours of their native distilleries. It’s a veritable Christmas morning for for lovers of Scottish whiskies, with extremely limited quantities available for purchase through Johnnie Walker House Singapore.