Back to the comfort of our couches we go as Singapore moves back into Phase 2 COVID-19 restrictions. We round up 10 cocktail deliveries to cozy up to for the coming nights in.
With Phase 2 on High Alert and the ceasing of dining out for the next month, the situation definitely calls for breaking out your favourite poison of choice that you have been saving for “emergencies”. And once you are done with that, order from our curation of signature cocktails from the best watering holes on the island that can be delivered right to your doorstep – no matter where you live – and drink your cabin fever away!
1. PONY x Collaborations
Our social lives may have slowed down, but that doesn’t mean the drinking has to stop. Bottled cocktail brand PONY makes sure of that with the debut of a new range of takeaway cocktails. Joining hands with each of the bars under the award-winning Jigger & Pony Group, the PONY x series features signature drinks including Singapore’s top bar Jigger & Pony’s Madame President and cocktail bar Gibson’s Mango PX. Also available are Drops of Dew from mid-century modern Japanese bar Live Twice, Italian restaurant-bar Caffe Fernet’s Sicilian Spritz and modern seafood restaurant Humpback’s Lobster Bloody Mary.
For more information, visit jiggerandpony.com
2. No Sleep Club
The award-winning No Sleep Club has never failed to bring unconventional and effortlessly cool cocktails to the table, and they are not about to stop now. The bar’s House Highballs are all bottled up and ready-to-pour, starting with their signature NSC Gin & Tonic. Crafted with Black plum gin, clarified guava, lacto-fermented plums, and house tonic, the alcoholic blend is pre-batched and carbonated as a whole. This complete cocktail carbonation adds extra fizz and an accented sweetness to the beverage. Another No Sleep Club showstopper is the House Paloma. A Gin & Juice and Classic Paloma rolled into one, this ingenious combination of tequila and mezcal is rested with juniper berries for a sinfully citrus sip.
For more information, visit nosleepclub.sg
3. Sago House
The iconic award-winning Sago House is a force to be reckoned with. The bar’s delivery service, cleverly titled SAGO in yo HOUSE, features canned cocktails covered in handwritten labels in distinct Sago House style. In keeping with their tradition of weekly menu change-ups, the joint debuts new round-ups of tipples every seven days. The star of this week is Moves like Jaggery. Imbued with payasam (traditional Indian dessert), this mixture of Arquitecto Tequila, Tio Pepe and Amaro Montenegro is best served over ice for a groovin’-good time. House favourite, the Ay Caramba also makes an appearance with a kick of spicy tequila to complement its citrusy notes.
For more information, visit sagohouse.sg
4. The Old Man Singapore
For more creative cocktails on call, look to The Old Man Singapore. The intimate speakeasy situated along Keong Saik Road is lauded for its incorporation of familiar local flavours into their Asian-inspired concoctions. A stand out from the bar’s delivery-ready cocktails is The Sun Also Rises; an intoxicating blend of sweet vermouth sous-vide pandan leaves, lime kaffir, and curry leaf infused Beefeater Gin. And for those who seek more sultry notes from their end-of-the-day tipples might enjoy The Torrents of Spring, which owes its smokey, bittersweet tang to earthy charcoal and mezcal steeped in glutinous rice.
For more information, visit theoldmansg.com
Although a trip to New York City seems out of reach, sipping on the city that never sleeps is more conceivable than you might think. Manhattan’s third menu concept revolves around six world-renowned celebutantes from the famed district, their stories intertwined with each drink. Bourdain fans will be riveted by Cigarette Break, a blend of smoky Bowmore 12 Year whisky with Luxardo hazelnut and espresso liqueur, topped with a frothy topping of egg white. At the same time, a Vera Wang-inspired cocktail, Golden Hour, embodies couture in a cup with its creamy combination of rock melon osmanthus, Belvedere smogóry forest vodka, lavender bitters, and bitter orange and elderflower tonic.
For more information, visit regenthotels.com/regent-singapore/dining/manhattan
6. Jekyll & Hyde
In search of fun and familiar flavours served with an unexpected twist? Call on Jekyll & Hyde. The two-story shophouse on Neil Road has converted their classics and new creations into 130ml and 700ml bottles, all primed and ready for dispatch. Palates itching for a taste of soy desserts might fancy the off-menu Mr. Bean – a vodka-based cocktail infused with local Lao Ban beancurd. Meanwhile, those looking to partake in a bit of daytime drinking (the main perk of working from home) could stand to sample the fusion of premium Roku gin, Kyoho grape liqueur and lime in Grape Expectations. Don’t forget to top off your tipple with a boozy brunch, complete with favourites from their Soul Food menu.
For more delivery information, visit jekyll.sg
ATLAS’ convivial hospitality extends out of its doors. And this time, into your own home. Sitting at number 7 on the list of Asia’s 50 best bars, the hallowed haunt far from disappoints with its roll out of professionally curated gift sets. Treat yourself and a friend to an ultimate care package of Atlas Essentials. Thoughtfully incorporated into this bundle for two are an assortment of aperitivo (including sliced sourdough, camembert rouzaire, apple and sultana chutney and more), five bottled cocktails (ATLAS Martini, Negroni, Noble Stone, Rose Coloured Glasses and Grand Palais), and a pair of ATLAS Petit Coupettes. If you’re in the mood for martinis, indulge in their Petit Martinis Gift Set complete with a choice of St George ATLAS Orange Gin or a bottle each of the ATLAS Martini and Espresso Martini.
For more information, visit atlasbar.sg
8. Junior The Pocket Bar
Following its usual bi-annual carte du jour rotation, Junior The Pocket Bar is now spotlighting a selection of cocktails and street snacks from their Peruvian concept menu, Khipu. The intimate 25-seater speakeasy up on Ann Siang Hill incorporates South American influences both into their recipes and onto their decorative bottles – all at our disposal. Pucker up for a citrusy zest with the Amarillo Sour (a blend of Amazonian Gin, aji amarillo pepper, guava and green chartreuse) or seek more savoury notes in Corn Milk Punch (made with whole roasted corn, dry gin, black tea, clarified corn milk and sour corn beer).
For more information, visit juniorthepocketbar.com
9. Heart of Darkness
Not a huge fan of cocktails? Heart of Darkness has got you covered. The award-winning brewery offers delivery and takeaway for practically any kind of aqua vitae you desire: beer, wines, sake, spirits or cocktails. Craft beer lovers will find comfort sipping on a can of Dream Alone Pale Ale, which takes on fresh notes of peach, citrus and blueberry, and finishes with fragrant hints of mango and tangerine. Their Futile Purpose Cucumber Pilsner also promises to excite with its peculiar combination of refreshing cucumber peels and toasted biscuit. And because just one is never enough, the craft beer bar offers mix and match bundles of any 6 bottles of your choice.
For more information, visit juniorthepocketbar.com
The rainbow flag flies high over at GudSht in anticipation for Pride this June. The whimsical bar and bistro has launched two limited-edition cocktails in line with this year’s Pink Dot 2021 theme ‘Transformation and Transcendence’, with 10% of its proceeds going to Transbefrienders (an organisation supporting transgender youths in Singapore). A vision in pink, their Butterfly T-fect is as sweet as it looks. The flamboyant refreshment consists of Haku Vodka, pink grapefruit syrup, coconut water, and lime juice. The Queer Quencher, on the other hand, is a bolder affair. An eclectic mix of Haku Vodka, earl grey tea, apple-beetroot juice, Japanese cucumber, agave syrup, and lemon juice, this kinky cocktail is destined to go down with a mouth-watering tang.
For more information, visit gudsht.org