There’s much happening this month. We’ve got a quick summary of some of the interesting news and stuff going on.
Let’s get started!
Botanist Gin and The Singapore Sling
In celebration of Singapore’s 52nd National Day, Botanist Gin has invited five local bartenders to create their twists on the Singapore Sling. For those who might not know, legend has it that Ngiam Tong Boon, a bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, invented the drink sometime in the late 1800s. With the iconic hotel closing for renovations soon, this seems especially apt.
The list of drinks below:
- Ong Lai Sling ($24+) by Stephanie Lim, Bitters & Love. The Botanist Gin, cherry liqueur, Cointreau, Benedictine D.O.M. , pineapple tart syrup, fresh lime juice, angostura bitters.
- Lion City ($26+) by Edwin Poh, Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall. The Botanist Gin, Cointreau, homemade cherry cognac, pineapple shrub, fresh pomelo juice, homemade pomelo syrup, pomegranate seeds, Tiger Beer.
- We Are Singapore! ($25++) by Jerrold Khoo, The Flagship. The Botanist Gin, Cointreau, Benedictine D.O.M. , cherry liqueur, pineapple juice, chili padi, apple cider vinegar, Brewlander Hope Summer Ale.
- G52 Sling ($18++) by Panying Lee, Nutmeg & Clove. The Botanist Gin, Cointreau, cherry liqueur, Benedictine D.O.M. , spiced pineapple, lime juice, calamansi juice, kaffir lime leaves, coconut soda.
- Culture of Singapore ($22++) by Boo Jing Heng, TESS Bar & Kitchen. The Botanist Gin, Cointreau, homeblend earl grey, cassis, rosewater, lemon juice, sugar, pomegranate seeds, mint leaves.
The cocktails will be exclusively available at the respective bars in the month of August.
Tippling Club wins Best International Restaurant Bar at the 2017 Spirited Awards
Local paragon of delicious cocktails Tippling Club has been named Best International Restaurant Bar at the 2017 Spirited Awards® ceremony in New Orleans on Saturday, 22 July, during the 15th Annual Tales of the Cocktail. This is a high honour indeed- the Spirited Awards are among the most prestigious in the world. As the only Singaporean entry among the winners, Tippling Club has done our nation proud!
This comes after some other well deserved wins this year; Best Restaurant Bar in The Bar Awards Singapore and an 11th placement in the prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017.
Helmed by chef-owner Ryan Clift, and head Bartender Joe Schofield, Tippling Club has been putting forth innovative cuisine and cocktail pairings since 2008. We hope that they continue to find success and inspire others in Singapore to do the same.
Ding Dong launches Ladies and Lads Nights
Modern Southeast Asian restaurant Ding Dong has launched new Ladies and Lads Nights every Wednesday and Thu
Anyhow, Ladies enjoy one-for-one pink prosecco at S$18++ on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, Gentlemen get two
Ding Dong’s Ladies Night
Valid: Every Wednesday, 6.00pm – 11.00pm
Price: SGD$18++ (1-for-1 rose prosecco)
Ding Dong’s Lad Night
Valid: Every Thursday, 6.00pm – 11.00pm
Price: SGD$30++ (2-for-2 Suntory Beer with an order of Crispy pork trotters, spiced vinegar)
If you’re interested, check out Ding Dong’s website here.
Humpback’s Second Birthday Bash
Humpback, the seafood-focused restaurant by The Jigger and Pony Group (who run award-winning bars Gibson, Sugarhall, and of course, Jigger and Pony), prepares to throw its second annual birthday bash.
- All-day happy hour oysters, where each piece goes at only $2-3 each (!)
- An oyster shucking competition for five to six contestants. Contestants will have to shuck 12 oysters cleanly in the fastest time to win. All oysters shucked during the competition will be given out to guests free
- A rollout of a a nine-item menu showcasing some favourite dishes such as the Lobster Roll and the Calamari. Four dishes on the menu will be presented by local culinary legend Woo Wai Leong, winner of the first ever MasterChef Asia competition
- A natural wine showcase by Wine RVLT, with wines available by the bottle
- Three gin cocktails featuring Kyoto dry gin Ki No Bi, all going for $12++ each
18/20 Bukit Pasoh Road
Macallan Double Cask Guitar X Gentle Bones
The Macallan paired up with acclaimed local artiste Gentle Bones to present an evening soiree filled with soulful tunes and naturally, good scotch.
Some 200 guests, consisting of media, celebrities and personalities attended the event at Capital Zouk. The eponymous guitar naturally made a guest appearance as well. Like its namesake whisky, the guitar was a fusion of two worlds; it was handcrafted by legendary guitar maker Philippe Dubreuille out of European and American sherry seasoned oak. For us whisky geeks out there, those were the same used to mature The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years old.
Check out Gentle Bones’ music video for White Noise here.
National Day at 1-Altitude
Rooftop bar 1-Altitude has some of the best views around. Perched on top of One Raffles Place, formerly OUB Centre, it overlooks the heart of the city from a towering 63 storey height. This is of course, highly advantageous if one is looking to catch the National Day Parade from a different angle- or if one simply didn’t manage to get tickets.
We had a quick preview last week with local favourites from their ‘Let’s Go Local!’ menu, which included the new Tiger Black, Tiger White, and Johnnie Walker cocktails with local twists- the Chendol Cocktail, Ginger Hi-Tea and Drunken Cheng Tng.
Let’s just say that the view was nothing short of breathtaking.
If you’re looking for a great vantage point, don your red and white best and head up to 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar from 5.00pm for a family-friendly celebration of the nation’s 52nd birthday. The folks will be serving the Red Dot 52—a cocktail of Johnnie Walker Gold Label with swirls of spiced orange, vanilla, and apricot—available exclusively throughout August. Kids are not left out; they can make their own National Day mocktail, Vanda Miss Joaquim, at a DIY booth.
1 Raffles Place, Level 63