Head Craftsman Tom Hogan has recently won the inaugural Singapore Bar Awards’ ‘Best Male Bartender’ category, yet another testament to their success as one of Singapore’s top cocktail bars. The mixes here are both creative and clever, inspired by Hogan’s interactions with people he has met. Their newest additions go by the names – ‘The Tragedy of Tom Dooley’ (with tequila, aperol, lavender syrup and egg white), ‘Seeger Seelbach’ and ‘Aqua Fresca’, all of which are defi nitely worth a try. Otherwise, you simply cannot go wrong with Anti:dote’s lasting signatures, the ‘Corpse Reviver #2’ (gin, homemade orange liqueur, homemade vermouth, lemon juice and absinthe) or the ‘Brown Derby’ (a blend of bourbon, grapefruit juice and honey syrup).
Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road,tel: 6339 7777, fairmont.com/Singapore
The Regent Singapore
Reminiscent of a New York Prohibition Era speakeasy, Manhattan Bar is subtly tucked away on the second floor of the hotel and is home to the world’s very fi rst in-hotel rickhouse. We highly recommend signing up for their three-hour Barrelling Programme where you will get the rare opportunity to take a tour, step behind the scenes into the Ingredient Room, witness the barrel-ageing process fi rst hand, learn how to mix a classic negroni, sample various aged Manhattans and have your very own bottling session. A perfect afternoon for any cocktail connoisseur. Otherwise, stop by in the evening to sample their ‘Singapura Nacional’, the winning cocktail of the SG50 ‘Toast To The Nation’ competition, held in December last year.
Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, tel: 6733 8888, regenthotels.com/Singapore
Sofitel SO Singapore Combining hints of both The Wolf of Wall