If you think that tourists flock to Singapore to just to get atop the ‘Singapore Flyer’ or steer a plane in ‘Singapore Flight Experience’ or simply to shop in its swanky shopping malls, then you’d be in for a surprise. Singapore is a top draw amongst travellers because of its vibrant night life.
If you happen to visit Orchard Road or the Marina Bay Sands area late in the evening and step into a ritzy bar, you’ll find urbane patrons and trendy partygoers gyrating to musical beats and song numbers and sipping on cocktails. Yes, the cocktail scene is not only alive but kicking in Singapore.
The cocktail circuit in this island-nation has come a long way since the time ‘Singapore Sling’ was created by Ngiam Tong Boon during the early 20th century. The top cocktail bars in Singapore employ the best of sommeliers and mixologists who keep coming up with the most stirring and heady concoctions. The cocktails served here contain a variety of liqueurs and fruits. The following lines lists some of the most popular cocktails of Singapore served in the swankiest bars and restaurants of the city-state.
Fifty Shades of Grey, Quince and For Whom the Bells Toll
Sip from the cocktails served in The Cufflink Club that have names you can easily recall-Fifty Shades of Grey and For Whom the Bell Tolls’. Enjoy the genial ambience while you take your swigs. The Cufflink Club-6, Jiak Chuan Road.
Lover Boy, New Orleans
Catalunya is known to serve some of the classiest of cocktails including the ‘Old Fashioned Lover Boy and ‘Old Fashioned New Orleans’. The cocktails served here are expensive but they’re the best blends that your money can buy. Catalunya-The Fullerton Pavilion, 82, Collyer Quay, Singapore-049327
Sheikh on the Level
For getting a high of the ‘Sheikh on the Label’ step inside The Spiffy Dapper comfortably tucked inside a restaurant in Boat Quay. The Spiffy Dapper has the best collection of gins amongst all the bars in Singapore. The Spiffy Dapper-61, Boat Quay, 2nd Floor
Smoke and Mirrors
This cocktail is served in ‘CUT’-a restaurant that specializes in serving steaks. Furthermore, the blends and cocktails served here are reasonably priced. CUT-2, Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (Basement Level)
Bar Stories has been concocting blends when the cocktail landscape in Singapore was still in its infancy. Bar Stories continues to equally attract the connoisseurs and the novices. The bartenders at this joint are kept busy till the wee hours of the night. Bar Stories-57A, Haji Lane, Singapore-189250
The Golden Mile
You’ll find some delicious side dishes and appetisers to go with your cocktail in Ding Dong. Check out the cocktail menu before you order a concoction. If the names sound bizarre and quixotic, then settle for the ‘The Golden Mile’ for a safe bet. Ding Dong-23, Ann Siang Road, Singapore-069703
Drop Je Daiquiri
The Tippling Club indeed lives up to its name. The clients keep coming back for the amazing cocktails made by the bartenders. Tippling Club-8D Dempsey Road, Singapore-249672
Bitter Chocolate Martini
Office goers after an exhaustive day at the workplace and tourists head to Nektar mainly to guzzle down the Bitter Chocolate Martini. Nektar-31, Scotts Road
Other popular cocktails
Warm Buttered Rum
Blood and Sand