We always look forward to the Chinese New Year pop-up at Junior The Pocket Bar where the bar is decked with vibrant art and décor. The third annual collaboration with Rémy Martin this year features the recently launched 1738 Accord Royal. It was also so much fun last year. Check that out here.
The pop-up ends 12 February 2022 so better hurry and enjoy the menu of cocktails featuring Rémy Martin and other spirits from the Rémy Cointreau portfolio priced at S$25++ each as well as Chinese New Year treats. Motifs of the Tiger, eccentric statues of lion and dragon heads, Rémy Martin’s signature Centaur, vineyards and Cognac barrels bring the space to life.
The recently launched Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal contains eau-de-vie coming exclusively from the most sought-after vineyards of Cognac, Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne. Enjoy the distinctive oaky flavour from the long, soft barrel toasting that teases out subtle notes of vanilla and brioche.
The Troublemaker features Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal, prunes, sweet vermouth, chocolate bitters with an orange twist. This cocktail is on the sweeter side. We also got to taste the Plum Blossoms, created with the Classic Laddie Scottish Barley, sour plum, ginger, lemon and soda garnished with a sour plum. Heart of Gold is a refreshing mix of The Botanist Dry Gin and Cointreau, ginger rooibos, lemon and soda, served with sunflower seeds. Try out the other CNY creations as well.
A menu of bites to complement the cocktails and my favourite has to be the flavourful and umami-rich Abacus Seeds (S$18++) which makes a comeback. Asian yam gnocchi with baby scallops, shitake mushrooms, dried shrimps and shallots are topped with a 63º egg. Duck Wrappers (S$19++) comes with pan-seared duck breast accompanied by housemade Hoisin Sauce, pickled carrot and daikon.
The Longevity Noodles (S$18++) has been cleverly encased in a vol-au-vent so that it is easy to eat. The mouthful of mung bean noodles and mushroom medley is so addictive. Not a messy dish to eat. The Tiger Doughnuts (S$8++) is a perfect way to finish off the night. The mandarin orange custard filling and mandarin orange glaze is quite a delightful end.
Junior The Pocket Bar is located at 6 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069787. They operate Tuesdays to Saturdays from 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm.