From May 11 to 31 May 2020, over 20 of Singapore’s best bars will each present a signature inspired by the words “Unity” and “Positivity”. All cocktails are available for takeaway or delivery, so you may enjoy them in the comfort of your abodes. Virtual cocktail workshops are also available for booking!
Check out the menu below for a list of mood-lifting libations and cocktail making classes.
Altos Margarita with JiaWei Bai from Employees Only
by Employees Only Singapore
Host/s: Jiawei Bai, Bar Manager
Schedule: 27th May 2020, 7:00pm - 7:40pm
Workshop capacity: 15
In this workshop, you’ll get to learn all about a popular tequila-based cocktail: Margarita. The team will be using two different types of Altos tequila: Blanco and Reposado to make the drink, and the aim is for you to learn, understand and taste the difference between both. Participants will receive 2 x 350ml of Margaritas and garnishes, which will be delivered to their doorstep.
Inclusive of 2 X 350ml of Margaritas and Garnishes.
Sponsored by Altos Tequila
Hangout with NCO
by The NCO Club (Madame Fan Bar & Cool Cats)
Host/s: Davide Boncimino, Head Bartender (Madame Fan Bar) & Nicola Paterno, Head Bartender (Cool Cats)
Schedule: 29th May 2020, 8:00pm - 8:40pm
Workshop capacity: 12
Let NCO break it down for you in this 2-in-1 workshop, which will see the teams from Madame Fan Bar and Cool Cats demonstrating how to prepare two cocktails: “Lady Ella” and “Old School”. The former is smooth with floral notes, while the latter is bittersweet with a touch of fruits. Sip on your drink while learning the history and techniques behind it. Participants will receive ingredients for two cocktails along with a cocktail making kit and an instruction card.
- SGCF cocktail-making kit
- Ingredients & garnish for 2 deconstructed cocktails:
Lady Ella (Vacuum-packed Monkey 47 Gin, Chamomile Cordial, Cardamom Bitters, Orange Peel) and Old School (Miniature Chivas Whisky, Vermouth, Plum Liqueur)
Sponsored by Monkey 47 Gin
An Ode To Hemingway
by The Old Man SG
Host/s: Timothy Ang, Head Bartender & Kaustubh Singh Negi, Senior Bartender
Schedule: 30th May 2020, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Workshop capacity: 10
In this virtual yet immersive experience, step behind the bar with Andrew Yap, Co-Founder of The Old Man Singapore, Timothy (Tim) Ang, Head Bartender and Kaustabh (Kaus) Singh Negi, Senior Bartender, as they take you through an engaging online cocktail masterclass. This exclusive online workout is conducted via Zoom and comes with your own personal cocktail-making kit, which will be delivered to you in advance.
Birdy Bar Tools (Japan): A set of your own private toolkit with
1. 30/60 Jigger
2. 540ml Mixing tin
4. 300mm Stirring spoon
5. Bottle of Mitcher’s Bourbon
8. The Old Man Singapore Memorabilia
Not to mention... a whole lotta Hemingway heart and spirit with a sprinkling of The Old Man Singapore enthusiasm
Sponsored by Michter's
Cocktail: Tom Yam Yam
Bar: 79 After Dark
Price: $20 (180ml)
Fusing the sweetness of lychee and spiciness of chilli padi, Tom Yam Yam surprises with the pairing of such unlikely bedfellows. Offering a burst of refreshing flavours, this cocktail represents the importance of unification and much-needed positivity during this unprecedented time.
Bar: Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall
Price: $25 (330ml)
Representing peace and prosperity, Dove (derived from the Spanish word Paloma) is a creative twist on the classic Gin & Tonic, prepared with osmanthus-infused Widges Gin, London Essence Co. Grapefruit & Rosemary Tonic, grapefruit cordial and cointreau.
Cocktail: Oolong Negroni
Bar: Caffe Fernet
Price: $30 (160ml)
Much like tea which signifies rejuvenation, peace and harmony, the Oolong Negroni strives to bring similar sentiments across with its fun blend of bittersweet ingredients - Oolong tea-infused Roku Gin, Carlo Alberto Bitter Rouge and spiced apricot brandy, forming a delicious and stiff drink.
Bar: Cool Cats
Price: $18 (120ml)
This cocktail is inspired by “boogie” house parties of the 1920s to 40s, where poverty-stricken African-Americans would gather to watch local musicians perform for a small fee, raising funds for the host's rent.
Cocktail: Grand Canal
Bar: Da Paolo Dempsey
Price: $35 (148ml)
Named after the Grand Canal in Venice - a popular spot that is frequently visited by people from around the world - this cocktail is made with Italicus, Cocchi Americano, bergamot juice and rosemary syrup, and was created to evoke the same positivity, love and hope that the place is synonymous with.
Cocktail: Custom it with Michter's
Bar: Employees Only Singapore
Ingredients: Customise your drink with Michter's Whiskey
Price: $75 (350ml)
As we all learn to adapt to this new normal, we still hope to be able to maintain the connection with our guests, hence we are rolling out this custom cocktail, which will allow us to customise something unique for everyone based on individual preferences. Even though we have to be apart during this time, we still aspire to keep everyone happy and positive with our drinks.
Price: $30 (160ml)
Created with the Japanese ethos of simplicity and perfection, this rendition of Gibson uses a blend of flavours from Roku Gin, homemade Ginjo sake-vermouth, along with a trio of condiments (homemade nukazuke, pickled onion and smoked quail's egg) to provide the sense of simple comforts - a much needed state of mind during times like these.
Cocktail: Eight Treasures Negroni
Ingredients: Gin, Wolfberry Wine, Averna Amaro, Eight Treasures Vermouth, Amargo Chuncho Bitters, Angelica Tincture
Price: $85 (450ml, 5 portions)
Incorporating flavours from around the world including gin, wolfberry wine, amaro averna, eight treasures vermouth, amargo chuncho bitters and angelica tincture, the Eight Treasures Negroni is a symbol of global unity. The cocktail starts off with a punch off bitterness and ends off on a sweet and floral note - a timely reminder that there will always be light at the end of the tunnel.
Bar: Jigger & Pony
Price: $30 (160ml)
A mix of Monkey 47 gin, kaffir dry vermouth, orchid and bitter melon liqueur and Campari lollipop, Madame President is a Negroni with a Singaporean twist. This cocktail aims to remind everyone that it is more important than ever for Singapore to stand united with the rest of the world in this fight against Covid-19. Positivity wins.
Cocktail: Purple Light in Frisco
Price: $25 (200ml)
A reminder that we are not alone, Purple Light in Frisco, prepared with gin, caramelised banana cordial, hibiscus, citrus, earl grey tea and orange flower water, takes inspiration from the purple light shone all over San Francisco by its sister hotel, Yotel San Francisco, with the rest of the their fellow hotels and landmarks to recognise the impact the pandemic has had on the hospitality industry around the world.
Price: $48 (250ml), $88 (500ml)
Using 100% local ingredients from local distillers and fresh produce like wheatgrass, lemongrass and pandan, Grass was incepted to represent Singaporeans staying united and positive in this fight against the pandemic. All the ingredients were specially selected to support the local F&B community.
Cocktail: Quiet Inlet
Bar: Live Twice
Price: $30 (160ml)
Representing a calm and quiet state of mind, Quiet Inlet, concocted with Kayuki Ume Spirits, Long Pond 2007 11 Year Old Continental Flavoured Rum and granny smith apple, provides a respite and breather amidst all the anxiety and uncertainty happening around the world.
Cocktail: Mr. Jerez
Bar: Madame Fan Bar
Price: $18 (120ml)
A product of different cultures that have left their marks in Jerez, Spain, sherry is the drink of choice of many weary travellers seeking comfort.
Bar: Manhattan at Regent Singapore
Price: $48 (200ml)
As the industry stands united during this challenging time, this cocktail, featuring a harmonious blend of rum and sherry, represents unity.
Cocktail: Roses & Lychees
Bar: Nutmeg & Clove
Price: $35 (180ml)
Nutmeg & Clove pays homage to Singapore's favourite Bandung Drink with its version of Roses & Lychees. Enjoyed by all races of Singapore, the cocktail, made with Hendricks Gin, roses, lychees and clarified milk, serves as a delicious reminder to Singaporeans that we can overcome the pandemic together.
Cocktail: é kho qua
Bar: Operation Dagger
Ingredients: Bitter Melon, Cane, Rum Clarified with Coconut Milk and Citrus
Price: $15 (100ml)
As its name suggests, Khổ Qua, which means ”hardship passed”, is made with bitter melon, cane, rum clarified with coconut milk and citrus, and was created to remind people that challenging times, like the one we are going through now, will pass too.
Cocktail: Cherry & Sherry
Bar: Origin Bar & Grill
Ingredients: Tio Pepe Fino Sherry, Cherry Brandy, London Dry Gin, Peychaud’s Bitters and Vitamin C
Price: $35 (300ml)
A delicious blend of Tio Pepe Fino sherry, cherry brandy, London dry gin, Peychaud’s bitters and citrus, this cocktail is refreshing, fruity and floral with slight acidity and herbal notes at the end. Offering a range of flavours in one drink, this cocktail is similar to the journey of life, where people experience different emotions: fear, anger, sadness and joy, and everything including the bad times will eventually pass. Drink is best served chilled over ice in a rock glass with a twist of lemon zest.
Cocktail: Mamma’s Garden
Price: $28 (120ml); $50 (240ml)
Inspired by elements found in Mamma’s Garden: flowers, fruits and herbs - all of which have divine immunity and healing powers, this cocktail, comprising Hendrick’s gin infused with lemongrass, Saint George raspberry liqueur and elderflower, aims to inspire people to explore their garden during this period, and rediscover the beauty and goodness that lie within.
Cocktail: Margarita Unida
Bar: Super Loco Customs House
Price: $14 (145ml)
The fusion of different types of berries and ingredients in this cocktail is meant to represent unity among countries to get through a global pandemic. The drink also features pomegranate, known as “The Miracle Fruit”, to inspire people to believe in miracles.
Cocktail: Mango & Coconut Sangria
Bar: Tess Bar & Kitchen
Ingredients: Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Mango and Coconut, Lime Juice, Chardonnay
Price: $21 (260ml)
Prepared with Sailor Jerry spiced rum, mango, coconut, lime juice and chardonnay, this cocktail is inspired by the popular mango sago dessert, which originated in Hong Kong but has since gained prominence in neighbouring countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and so on. This drink was created to represent the bartender’s community around the region banding together, sharing ideas and inspiration, in both good and bad times.
Cocktail: The Sun Also Rises
Bar: The Old Man
Price: $17 (60ml)
Featuring a blend of coconut oil fat-washed applejack, curry leaf infused Bulldog gin, sweet vermouth, sous-vide pandan leaf and lime kaffir - this cocktail is an example and hopeful reminder that different elements of a drink can come together harmoniously to create a great tasting and well balanced beverage. Similarly, when individuals stand together, especially during tough times, they can overcome anything, and to always hold on to hope as the sun will always rise again.
Cocktail: Katong Collins
Bar: The Other Roof
Ingredients: Milk washed rum, pineapple vermouth, Black tea, Coconut
Price: $35 (125ml)
A blend of milk washed rum, pineapple vermouth, black tea and coconut, this cocktail pays homage to the coconut plantations that used to occupy the Tanjong Katong neighbourhood. Coconut, which is one of the key ingredients in this drink, is said to be a symbol of idyllic island life, and was chosen to inspire people to take this time to breathe and unwind over a drink.
Cocktail: Pick A Peck Of
Bar: The Single Cask
Price: $22 (100ml)
A perfect marrying of flavours, this delightful cocktail comprising Mount Gay rum, Cointreau, papaya seed, pickled papaya, peanut shells, pita crust, citric acid, Angostura bitters and soda, was created to remind people of the good old days on the beach, surrounded by friends and family. The drink hopes to inspire people to stay positive, knowing that soon, we will be able to gather together again.
Cocktail: Bombe Glacee
Bar: Tippling Club
Price: $38 (250ml)
Concocted with fig leaf, bee pollen, tequila, citrus, soda and vetiver, this cocktail was created to offer positivity, strength and a sense of calm during this time of chaos. Vetiver essential oil was chosen as one of the key ingredients as it is said to have restorative, relaxing and uplifting effects on the mind.
Cocktail: Don’t Fret It
Price: $15 (100ml)
As its name suggests, this cocktail encourages people not to worry about the current situation and that everything will eventually sort itself out. Composed of fig infused cognac, amaretto and freshly squeezed lemon juice, Don’t Fret It is set to lift your spirits.
Cocktail: Far From Home
Bar: Writer's Bar
Price: $68 (180ml)
Crafted using the exclusive Raffles Writers Series Single Sherry Cask 19-year-old Glen Ord Scotch with dry vermouth, Amer Picon, Maraschino and Oolong Tea, Far From Home signifies comfort and strength in a world that can sometimes feel overwhelming.