From the old-fashioned martini to the deliciously kinky Screaming Orgasm, finding your cocktail soulmate requires plentiful of trial-and-error – and not to mention, a reasonably fat wallet as well. What if there’s a way of combining your taste preference and mix them all up together for a cocktail that you can finally call your own?
Introducing the latest fad in town – customizable cocktails. Whether you’d like it sweet or sour, accompanied with Bacardi or Jameson, scroll down below to find out more!
Ditch dimly-lit dodgy bars in exchange for Loushang’s quaint welcoming ambiance through a cosy interior and pretty plush furnishings to make you feel truly at home. Equipped with an intriguingly contemporary menu (think Asian-style tacos and bacon-wrapped dates), the spotlight however inadvertently falls upon the heart and soul of Loushang – the drinks itself.
Serving up a playful mesh of specialty cocktails with the likes of My Sassy Bini (dragonfruit, Bombay Sapphire, basil) and the hilariously-named Why You Kopi Me? (cherry liqueur, Bailey’s, espresso), you can pretty much guess the experimental tweak in each of these innovations. Even if you don’t seem to find a cocktail to your liking, a friendly chat with the bartender is all it takes for him to whip up a drink that pleases your palate in no time.
2. HYDE at 53M
If uncertainty is your middle name, we strongly suggest you pay HYDE at 53M a visit. The word boring is practically unheard of here – this establishment stirs up the curious element by rotating their menus every two weeks.
For starters, critics have hailed Garden Gin & Tonic (cocktail soaked with pretty edible flowers, yum!) and Japonism (Hennessey + Sake, what could go wrong?) as perfect beginner drinks – otherwise you can convey your taste preferences to the friendly bartender for an exclusively customized drink just for you.
Live life dangerously as you strut into P&C Cocktail Bar with zero inkling as to what your poison will be for the night – this speakeasy establishment practices an omakase concept that allows customers to exert some sort of creative freedom on their beverage of choice.
Guests will be handed a placard with two columns indicating a range of flavours and hard liquors for difference preferences. Tick them accordingly and return the cards back – the bartender will then customize exclusive ingredients for the cocktail that will surely tickle the tastebuds.
Deceptively clever in concealing its entrance, visitors have to scour for an unassuming wooden door that eventually opens up to the lush settings that is Omakase + Appreciate. Business owners Shawn Chong and Karl Too put on their bartender hats by night time in order to curate and deliver artisanal beverages to whomever seeks it.
Their drinks menu is pretty handy, besides featuring key ingredients and potency of alcohol, it is also displays signature creations from Shawn and Karl. If there’s little to none to your liking, simply convey your cocktail preferences to the friendly server and they will deliver the rest.
Crime, cocktails and Capone. Three key ingredients into making what Crime Cocktail Bar is today, this prohibition era-themed establishment proudly displays a keen sense of curiosity through the intriguing time-old decor.
The experimental infusion in their cocktail curation is apparent from the blend of peculiar flavours – think bourbon with butter, Singleton with balsamic vinegar, and whiskey with peanut butter, just to name a few. A strong stomach is not necessary, as many have previously expressed a pleasant surprise to the smooth fusion of these unlikely ingredients. But if you’re the type who gets queasy easily, the welcoming bartenders are more than happy to hear your preferences.