Hopefully, you got out of your old rut of always ordering the same drinks after reading one of our articles about where to get the best creative cocktails across Singapore. For the more adventurous cocktail lovers out there, we’ve got an even more exciting list here with some of Singapore’s best food-inspired cocktails.
Duck’s Fat Hope at Smoke & Mirrors
Visit Smoke & Mirrors at the National Gallery for a classy food-inspired cocktail. Taking inspiration from the Cantonese restaurant downstairs from the bar, the bartenders came up with the Duck’s Fat Hope cocktail. The drink is a mix of jackfruit rum, five-spice honey, lemon juice and then topped off with a few droplets of Peking duck jus.
Signature Lobster Bloody Mary at Humpback
Visit Humpback for a seafood feast accompanied by exciting cocktails. They’ve skipped the indulgence of an all-you-can-eat brunch, favouring a menu of small plates that are perfect for sharing. Over at the bar, combine your meal with your cocktail with their Signature Lobster Bloody Mary – a mix of spiced Ketel One Vodka, Lobster tomato juice and garnished with a lobster tail.
Humpback, 18–20 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore, +65 9772 9896
Signature Bloody Bull at Sugarhall
Carnivores will love Sugarhall for their menu of large plates of various grilled meats but even more so for their cocktails that further display their love of meat. Their Signature Bloody Bull mixes up Ketel One Vodka, tomato juice, beef broth and grilled pineapple to create a cocktail that is essentially an alcoholic beef stew.
Sugarhall, 102 Amoy St, Singapore, +65 9732 5607
Moo Daeng from Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall
Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall is already famous for their creative cocktails, so it should be no surprise to see them featured on a list of food-inspired drinks. The must-try cocktail from Ah Sam is the Moo Daeng, which boasts some unique ingredients! If you order this drink, prepare to watch in shock as the bartender mixes char siew sauce, salted butter fat washed whiskey, calamansi juice, Tabasco® and cucumber, all topped off with a piece of grilled char siew.
Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall, 60 Boat Quay, Singapore, +65 6535 0838
Kaya Lumpur from Loof
Loof takes the idea that it’s after 5 p.m. somewhere in the world with their Kaya Lumpur cocktail, a drink inspired by the traditional Singapore breakfast of kaya toast. The drink takes a nod at flavours that are popular in the tropics by mixing kaya, citrus and pineapple rum with house bitters and fresh Thai basil. The resulting drink is sweet and light, a perfect cocktail for relaxing in their rooftop locale.
Smoked Salmon Bloody Mary from The Secret Mermaid
Operated out of the same venue as Shinkansen, The Secret Mermaid is easy to miss as it is only open in the evenings and located in the basement of the Ocean Financial Centre. That being said, the bar boasts an impressive bottle collection that allows them to make some seriously creative cocktails. Try their Salmon Bloody Mary, which uses smoked salmon vodka from Alaska Distillery and combines it with the standard Bloody Mary ingredients.
Mr Bean cocktail from Jekyll & Hyde
Finally, Jekyll & Hyde take the trophy for the strangest food-inspired cocktail with their drink Mr Bean, which includes beancurd and kaya as two of its ingredients. Other ingredients are tao huey (a very soft tofu), butterscotch liqueur, Frangelico and vodka. The end result is a drink that is quite sweet and creamy, and although you wouldn’t want to have more than a couple, it’s certainly worth a try!
Jekyll & Hyde, 49 Tras St, Singapore, +65 6222 3349