There’s nothing like loosening up after a long day’s work. For most people in the metro, that means heading out to their favourite watering hole and getting drinks with friends. Fortunately for those in Singapore, this option is always available.
After all, Singapore is an amazing destination for anything gastronomical. It’s a melting pot of different cultures, lending it a diverse and vibrant character. Plus, Singapore is synonymous to quality—be it in business or fine drinking and dining.
Those who are looking for a good drink will not be disappointed with the many topnotch cocktail bars in Singapore. Overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices? Fret not. Here are a few great recommendations for your next night out.
1. Sweet Chocolatey Ale
An ale with a slightly sweet, chocolatey flavour isn’t something that first comes to mind when you sit down in cocktail bars in Singapore, but it is definitely a pleasant surprise.
If beer is your poison of choice, this is something that’s worth trying. With a beer that weighs in at 6.2 abv, a pint of this does pack a punch. Best enjoyed in the company of friends.
2. The Original Penicillin Cocktail
Once hailed by the TIMES magazine as the “cocktail cure-all,” this drink is considered a modern classic. Tangy and sweet at the same time, this drink is a healthy mix of fresh lemon juice, honey-ginger syrup, and Islay Scotch whisky. Its creator, New York bartender Sam Ross, has definitely hit the right notes with this drink.
3. Boozy Pops
If you happen to be in Singapore in the middle of the sweltering weather, then you are in for this perfect treat. Boozy pops are exactly that — a refreshing Popsicle with a kick of alcohol.
You are sure to feel tropical with flavours such as Coconut Lemongrass, Passionfruit Mint, and Mango Cayenne. Handy refreshments have never been so delicious.
4. Singapore Sling
Want to try a perfect Singaporean pair? Look no further than the awesome duo of the Singapore Sling and chilli crab spaghettini. The concoction, made from the mix of gin, triple sec orange-flavoured liqueur, cherry brandy, pineapple juice, grenadine syrup, and lemon juice, is sure to please. First crafted in the 1900s at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel in SG, this classic drink is still here for a good reason.
5. Chicken and Chocolate Cocktail
The adventurous type is always on the lookout for something unique. Lucky for those seeking the unique, Singapore has its own share of out-of-the-box drinks. One of these is the Chicken and Chocolate cocktail.
Sweet and savoury at the same time, the drink has the essence of chicken, butterscotch and hazelnut liqueurs, as well as rich dark chocolate. Those who are game for trying something new would be rewarded with the great taste profile of this health tonic.
Having a night out and getting cocktails with friends is a great way to unwind after a long day at work. Make sure that you’d have a great time by taking into consideration these five amazing cocktail drinks.