Herald the year of the Ox with some tipples. We checked out a couple of bars and the libation available should you need to take a break from over indulging.
Bottled cocktail label that was born out of the Covid-19 pandemic, GudSht has launched two limited-edition cocktails to herald the Year of the Ox. The Abundant Almond is created for those who love almond cookies. Nutty and earthy notes with lingering savouriness and a lush and butter texture finish. The flavours come from ingredients such as Bacardi White Rum, Orgeat Syrup, Orange Juice and Oat Milk. My cousins and I enjoyed this cocktail over the Opulent Orange. Tastes just like Almond milk!
The 18.6% ABV Opulent Orange is a sweet, fruity and citrusy concoction of Roku Gin, Osmanthus Oolong Tea, Mandarin Orange Juice, Lemon Juice, Five Spice, Clarified Milk, Maple Syrup and Gold Dust.
These two cocktails are available at S$30 or S$50 for the 300 ml and 600 ml bottle respectively until 28 February 2021. You can also enjoy these cocktails at the new GudSht @ King George.
Junior The Pocket Bar
Junior The Pocket Bar‘s limited-run Chinese New Year pop-up is back but at the newish Ann Siang Road location. The return of the second edition of the Remy Martin collaboration is happening till 27 February 2021. Eight specially curated cocktails are on the menu.
Chinese New Year Cocktails are priced at S$25++. Or just enjoy two pours of Remy Martin XO with a Braised Oxtail Tart at S$88++. The regular drinks menu is still available.
Mitzo’s p-OX-sitive Elixir is specially crafted for the Lunar New Year festivities. Head Bartender Azlam Kadir uses whisky goji, chartreuse, mandarin orange syrup and roselle oolong tea for this herbacious finish cocktail. Priced at S$17++ per glass for a limited time.
If you are dining at Mitzo, you want to check out its Chinese New Year dishes in our round up. Mitzo is located at Grand Park Orchard Singapore.
The cosy MO Bar at Mandarin Oriental Singapore introduces two bespoke creations. Ushering the Year of the Ox are Ru Yi and Ji Xiang. Ru Yi brims with citrus notes of mandarin infused gin. It has familiar flavours of chrysanthemum tea brew, lillet and a dash of orange bitters. The thirst quencher Ji Xiang embraces a complex profile of Dewar’s whisky with kumquat and grapefruit.
These limited time cocktails are available at S$22++ each.
Nutmeg & Clove
Nutmeg & Clove unveils a new menu just in time for the Year of the Ox. Aptly called the Fat Cow, this cocktail is spirit forward. It contains Monkey Shoulder blended malt, house blended vermouth, wagyu fat coriander, ginger, star anise, cinnamon and clove. The cocktail is paired with a slice of aburi beef. Welcome the year of the ox and enjoy this cocktail for S$23++.
Other cocktails inspired by the other animals in the menu include Rat-A-Boy, Nabbit, Dark Horse or the Paw-Paw-Ya, all priced at S$23++ each.
Visit Nutmeg & Clove at their new location at 8 Purvis Street.
Check out their happy hour from 4 to 7 pm. Enjoy complimentary crispy chicken sandwiches with every order. They are filled with deep fried crispy chicken thigh, sambal mayo, cucumber and achar. A selection of six cocktails are also priced at S$15 each, or enjoy wines at S$11 per glass.