Long Bar x Native, the fifth instalment of Long Bar’s Slingology sessions, sees NATIVE present three Singapore Sling-inspired cocktail creations including the Garden Sling.
Possibly one of the longest-running collaborations between local cocktail bars in recent time have been the Slingology sessions by Long Bar at Raffles Singapore. First introduced in June last year to kick of the inaugural Singapore Sling Day, the monthly series saw Raffles Singapore’s Long Bar – home of the legendary Singapore Sling – partner with various award-winning local bars such as ATLAS and 28 HongKong Street to present their own twists on the Singapore Sling.
The latest instalment, which started on 9 January 2022, sees yet another award-winning cocktail bar stir up its take on the Singapore iconic cocktail. Native, headed by homegrown founder and bartender Vijay Mudaliar, is best known for their use of indigenous produce from the region as well as an unerring focus on sustainability.
For this Long Bar x Native edition of Slingology, Native will be bringing three exclusive creations to the table courtesy of its current head bartender Yong Wei. There’s Garden Sling, a liquid tribute to Singapore’s ‘Garden City’ moniker, made with Colombo Gin, roselle, pineapple, Thai basil and calamansi. Then there’s also the similarly fruity yet floral Melon, concocted with Colombo Gin, melon, Junmai sake, and jasmine flower. Finally there’s whisky-based Pu-Err, created with Monkey Shoulder, pu-erh tea, Trigona honey and chrysanthemum.
Long Bar x Native runs from now till 5 February 2022. Reservations recommended. The next collaboration in the Slingology series will be with Brass Lion Distillery, Singapore’s first full-fledged micro-distillery that will take place from 6 February to 6 March 2022.
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Long Bar (Raffles Singapore)
Address #02-01 Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188719 (Google Maps link)
Opening Hours 3pm to 10pm on Thursdays and Fridays; 2pm to 10pm on Saturdays and Sundays; closed on Mondays to Wednesdays
Tel (65) 6412 1230