If you’re a modern and savvy drinker, you will love these unique and unusual cocktails which have been inspired by the Singaporean palate. From sweet to spicy to savoury, here are 4 concoctions to put on your must-try list the next time you go bar-hopping.
1. Bloody Belacan from Kult Kafe
Most Singaporean chiliheads can’t live without sambal belacan in their food, but have you heard of putting the fermented dried shrimp paste in a drink, and an alcoholic one at that? The Bloody Belacan at Kult Kafe is a twist on a Bloody Mary. On top of tabasco sauce, this spicy cocktail is spiked with homemade sambal belacan, too. Perfect when paired with Kult Kafe’s nachos or chimichangas.
Address:11 Upper Wilkie Road
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2. Bandung Cino from Harry’s
You’ve heard of the Milocino before, but what about a Bandung Cino? Harry’s serves up this frothy pink local favourite spiked with vodka. Now, why didn’t we think of that sooner?
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3. Grown Up Fanta from Panamericana
Panamericana is another cool bar on Sentosa Island. It serves a smorgasbord of cuisines from 14 countries sprawled along the Pan-American Highway, known as the world’s longest “motorable” road according to the Guiness World Book of Records. However, it hasn’t forgotten to take inspiration from Singapore. Grown Up Fanta is an adult take on the fizzy drink of our childhoods, blending Aperol, soda, lemon juice, orange, vanilla, and Prosecco.
4. This is Crab! from Nutmeg and Clove
Nutmeg and Clove‘s This is Crab! could pass off as an appetiser instead of aperitif. This cocktail is said to be an umami delight featuring vermouth, sake, crab stock, tomato consomme, oyster leaf and caviar.
Address: 10A Ann Siang Hill