GET YOUR GIN FIX AT THESE BARS.
Level 1 JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, 30 Beach Road
Tucked in a corner of JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach is Tonic, a bar constantly on the lookout for gins to grow its burgeoning collection. Tonic boasts some of the most unique labels, like Iron Balls from a Bangkok micro-distillery.
We Like: Supreme ($24). This drink gets its rosy hue from pink guava juice, balanced with Pimm’s No.1, triple sec, and Bombay Sapphire gin. Dried rosebuds make an elegant garnish.
Level 1 Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road
The newest and grandest player in this game is Atlas, an Art Deco-inspired lounge that boasts an incredible selection of more than 1,000 types of gin.
We Like: The Atlas Martini ($24). The bar’s signature drink is a London Dry gin and dry vermouth, finished with a lemon twist. A whiﬀ of citrus envelops the drink from the moment you pick it up, and lingers as you sip. Turns out the cocktail glass is perfumed with pomelo zest.
Level 2 Regent Singapore, a Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Cuscaden Road
This wood-panelled hotel bar has 40 gin varieties, and the cocktail menu is a lot about giving classics a modern spin.
We Like: Singapura Nacional ($23). This fruity, delicately spiced cocktail has Small’s Gin, pineapple juice, lemon juice, apricot brandy, grapefruit bitters and homemade syrup. It was also crowned winner of the SG50 Toast to the Nation contest in 2015, which sought to find the drink that best encapsulates the Singapore spirit.
4. OXWELL & CO
5 Ann Siang Road
Customers at this cosy British gastropub can create bespoke G&Ts from a selection of 24 gins. The bar grows its own herbs for cocktail garnishes.
We Like: A Brew on the Roof ($22 a glass, $80 for a tea set for four). Kick back with a cuppa, but be warned that this packs a greater punch than your usual pot of tea. Earl Grey tea-infused Hendrick’s Gin meets the acidic tang of fresh lemon and grapefruit bitters.
5. CIN CIN
#01-02 Oasia Hotel Downtown, 100 Peck Seah Street
This bar has a diverse collection of gin, working out to some 120 labels. What’s interesting is its G&Tea cocktails. These tea-inspired riﬀs on the classic gin and tonic are a base of Bluecoat Dry Gin or Bluecoat Barrel Reserve, mixed with tonic water and a citrus tea blend.
We Like: Copper Brew ($15). This one-of-a-kind cocktail is topped with foam made from ground coﬀee and East Imperial Burma Tonic Water. The bubbles rest on G’Vine Floraison Gin (distilled from grapes and infused with vine flowers) and a blackberry shrub (a vinegar-based syrup).
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