For the inaugural edition of our monthly Drinkspotting column, we look at various canned and bottled cocktails, as well as a couple of new alcohol delivery services to hit town.
Drinking isn’t a new normal, but drinking at home is for most of us. For the first edition of Spirited Singapore’s new monthly Drinkspotting column we look at various booze options for home enjoyment, whether they’re packaged cocktails or drink concepts that drop a sweet alcoholic package at your doorstep.
Unleash your can-do attitude with Curatif canned cocktails.
Thanks to Singapore’s circuit breaker period we’ve been exposed to cocktails in bottled and pouched form; it was only a matter of time before they came in cans. Bar goods purveyor EC Proof recently brought in a range of canned cocktails, among which were a couple from Melbourne-based canned cocktail company Curatif that are made with spirits from lauded Australian distilleries. Available right now are the Negroni made with Four Pillars Gin, and the Espresso Martini concocted with vodka from Archie Rose Distilling Co.
You can buy Curatif’s canned cocktails in Singapore from EC Proof here.
Bottled cocktail range from Gudsht is some good sh*t.
With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down all kinds of drinking parties, mobile bar provider and party organiser Elite Bar Solutions have turned to providing bottled cocktails for home drinking. Their Gudsht bottled cocktail label is a range of quirkily-named packaged tipples that run from fun – consider the pink-hued Unicorn Barf and the bubble tea-inspired Mao Cha complete with boba – to twists on serious classics with their Rita’s Marga (a margarita) and Sangrila Utama (sangria, available in both red and white).
You can order your Gudsht cocktails here.
Decadent chocolate and cocktail pairing with Jigger & Pony Collaboration Series #1: Janice Wong.
Award-winning cocktail bar Jigger & Pony – recently voted as Asia’s best bar by 50 Best Bars – has launched a new collaboration series of bottled cocktails, and the first sees a tie-up with Singapore pastry doyen Janice Wong and spirits company Remy Cointreau. The Shiraz Manhattan is a wine twist on a classic Manhattan, and was created specifically to pair with colourful chocolates from Chef Janice Wong with flavours such as Cinnamon Rum, Passionfruit Calamansi Cointreau, Maple Cinzano Bianco, Almond Coffee Grappa, and Whisky Orange.
The limited-edition package – a set of six chocolate truffles and a 450ml bottled cocktail – is available for purchase (while stocks last) through the online shops of Jigger & Pony and Janice Wong, or in-venue at Humpback and Caffe Fernet.
[Photo credit: Janice Wong Singapore]
Young Master Ales x COA La Paloma de Oaxaca is a taste of Mexico via Hong Kong.
What happens when an award-winning brewery collaborates with an award-winning cocktail bar? Mezcal magic, it seems. The La Paloma de Oaxaca is a canned collaboration cocktail by Hong Kong’s leading craft brewery Young Master Ales and COA – recently named No. 3 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 – and is a refreshingly salty, sweet, and smoky Paloma. It’s mezcal-based, of course, since that’s the choice spirit of COA bartender-owner Jay Khan. There are only a very limited number of these cocktails available in Singapore, so if this sounds like something up your alley go grab them quick.
You can find this canned collaboration cocktail at The Guild Singapore and Laut Singapore.
All aboard the Smoke & Mirrors all new Pony Express bottled cocktail range.
Destination rooftop bar Smoke & Mirrors at National Gallery Singapore may have reopened for business, but it’s also launched a bottled cocktail range to facilitate stay-at-home drinking if you’re so inclined. Its Pony Express cocktail collection consists of all-new cocktails such as United We’ll Beat that’s made with milk vodka and sherry, a modern Hanky Panky take with Feel My Energy, and a fancy twist on the Margarita in A Change Is Needed.
You can order Smoke & Mirrors’ Pony Express bottled cocktails here.
[Photo credit: Smoke & Mirrors]
Don’t miss out with NINETEEN80’s I-MISS-U Alcohol Delivery.
With dance clubs still closed we’re not able to head out for parties like we used to. Fortunately 80s retro arcade bar NINETEEN80 – along with its sister concept Pinball Wizard – are more than happy to bring the party to you. The I-MISS-U alcohol delivery service delivers a slew of signature cocktail favourites from bygone eras such as the very nostalgic Long Island Ice Tea and Blue Balls (their version of the Blue Lagoon), glitter shots and even various bottle packages for you to enjoy in the comforts of your home. Recreate the party atmosphere by tuning in to their virtual playlists or weekend livestream sessions while you drink and reminisce of a time when COVID-19 wasn’t a thing.
You can order from NINETEEN80’s I-MISS-U alcohol delivery here.
Gulp down at home with PS.Gourmet’s Sipsy.
PS.Gourmet, the home delivery arm of popular cafe chain PS.Cafe, has a brand new island-wide alcohol delivery service called Sipsy. Sipsy brings happy hour straight to your doorstep, with a tightly curated range of wines and gins for your drinking pleasure. There are some beer and cocktail bundles too – the latter puts together all the necessary ingredients for you to put together a simple Negroni or Aperol Spritz at home.
You can order from PS.Gourmet’s Sipsy here.
Explore local beers with Subscribeers beer box subscription.
If you’re a fan of Singapore-made beers, you may want to check out the latest subscription box service in town. Started by the folks behind Alchemy Bistro – one of Singapore’s earliest craft beer bars – Subscribeers.com curates a range of craft beers from Singapore breweries every month and delivers them to your doorstep. Aside from the beers, you’ll get a monthly newsletter complete with tasting notes, brewery profiles and even special offers to help you on your way to understanding and appreciating Singapore’s beer scene.
You can subscribe to Subscribeers here.