Booze Bonanza

Booze Bonanza

Do you ever just want to flip every table at work, waltz out of there while singing like a mad person and then be a merry drunk at some watering hole? Well, these are some watering hole suggestions for you to get your drunkard on at.
Russell Leong
Russell Leong

I’ve always spurned whisky highballs as fizzy wastes of money & whisky that don’t even qualify as a cocktail. However I decided to give Nobu-ya legendary Whisky Highballs ($15++) a fair shake since I had heard about it’s rumoured strength. I am totally thrilled that I did, because Nobu-ya’s whisky highball is probably the most potent one in all of Singapore.⠀

The traditional highball is the simplest drink to make: whisky & soda water are poured over the rocks and stirred. Nobu-ya doesn’t do anything fancy, but the drink director who made my highball free poured (!!!) a whole lotta Suntory whisky into the mug, filling it about halfway with whisky and then topped it off with soda water. Even after accounting for all the ice in there, I’m almost certain that there’s at least five (!!!) shots worth of sweet, sweet whisky in every highball. ⠀

Getting buzzed on a budget this close to my office? It’s almost like divine providence, I tell ya.

(INVITED TASTING) Racking your brain for decent happy hour deals every single day of the week? Well, don’t you worry your pretty lil head, just head up to @whiteshadessg rooftop bar for their Golden Hour, which runs (almost) daily from 5-7pm and all day on Monday so you can fend off those damned Monday blues. From pints of draft beer for ten bucks, cocktails from White Shades’ cocktail taps for eleven dollars a pop or fifty five dollars a caddie, your thirst will be quenched at a reasonable rate.⠀

We decided to split a cocktail caddie among the four of us, and we chose the Vetiver High ($55++ for the tall pitcher). It’s White Shades’ fancier version of a highball cocktail, with Kakubin whisky & soda water getting jazzed up by the inclusion of Vetiver Gris. After googling what Vetiver Gris is, it’s a liqueur that has a wonderfully woody & sweet aroma. The cocktail was the same: light, aromatic & enjoyably effervescent, and paired well with the complimentary house-made focaccia & buah keluak butter.⠀

So hesitate no more, head to White Shades with good company & enjoy the surprisingly great views with decent food & booze & great banter. Thanks for the invite @whiteshadessg & @accela.comms!

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Every man needs regular post nut clarity in his life, and @fura.sg Post Nut Clarity ($25++) as well. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve mostly forgotten what this drink tasted like, all I remember was that the Remy Martin 1738 cognac made this tipple delightfully weighty & smooth, and the aroma of hazelnut added a nice nuttiness to proceedings. ⠀

As for the cocktails my pals got, I remember a Pick Me Up ($25++) being ordered. According to Fura’s menu description, it’s a ‘coffee’ cocktail with ayuuk as the base spirit. And finally, the Caviar Papi ($28++) was crafted out of Grey Goose vodka, kombu cream & caviar.⠀

Fura has an exceptionally wild & wacky cocktail menu, and I’d certainly recommend any cocktail appreciator to come to Fura & have a tipple at least once. Just don’t forget to be young at heart when sampling these innovative cocktails.

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Every man needs regular post nut clarity in his life, and @fura.sg Post Nut Clarity ($25++) as well. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve mostly forgotten what this drink tasted like, all I remember was that the Remy Martin 1738 cognac made this tipple delightfully weighty & smooth, and the aroma of hazelnut added a nice nuttiness to proceedings. ⠀

As for the cocktails my pals got, I remember a Pick Me Up ($25++) being ordered. According to Fura’s menu description, it’s a ‘coffee’ cocktail with ayuuk as the base spirit. And finally, the Caviar Papi ($28++) was crafted out of Grey Goose vodka, kombu cream & caviar.⠀

Fura has an exceptionally wild & wacky cocktail menu, and I’d certainly recommend any cocktail appreciator to come to Fura & have a tipple at least once. Just don’t forget to be young at heart when sampling these innovative cocktails.

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Every man needs regular post nut clarity in his life, and @fura.sg Post Nut Clarity ($25++) as well. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve mostly forgotten what this drink tasted like, all I remember was that the Remy Martin 1738 cognac made this tipple delightfully weighty & smooth, and the aroma of hazelnut added a nice nuttiness to proceedings. ⠀

As for the cocktails my pals got, I remember a Pick Me Up ($25++) being ordered. According to Fura’s menu description, it’s a ‘coffee’ cocktail with ayuuk as the base spirit. And finally, the Caviar Papi ($28++) was crafted out of Grey Goose vodka, kombu cream & caviar.⠀

Fura has an exceptionally wild & wacky cocktail menu, and I’d certainly recommend any cocktail appreciator to come to Fura & have a tipple at least once. Just don’t forget to be young at heart when sampling these innovative cocktails.

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If you think @fura.sg food is the most innovative thing about them, wait till you find out that they ferment five of their own wines. Yes you read that right, Fura produce their own wines! Forget importing some premium drops from the Old World or the New World, Fura makes it their own world.⠀

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, the Funk Flex ($23++ a glass) pairs the same refreshingly fizzy mouthfeel with aromas of sweet & sour pineapple, along with smoky notes reminiscent of the peat that you’d get from a robust Scotch. The Funk Flex is a little sharp, slightly sweet and a total joy to slowly savour.⠀

Fura’s modest lineup of the five wines that they ferment themselves are quite easily the most memorable part of the menu for me. I believe my fellow wine connoisseurs will be sufficiently intrigued & impressed by the fabulous fermented wines, and I kinda regret not seeing if Fura sells bottles of their wacky but wonderful wine.⠀

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If you think @fura.sg food is the most innovative thing about them, wait till you find out that they ferment five of their own wines. Yes you read that right, Fura produce their own wines! Forget importing some premium drops from the Old World or the New World, Fura makes it their own world.⠀

The Strawberry Generation ($22++ a glass) has been fermented for 60 days, and as the name suggests the aromas give strawberry candy along with a healthy helping of vanilla. It’s also a little fizzy, almost like a bubbly, and the Strawberry Generation is quite a fun drink to imbibe.

Fura’s modest lineup of the five wines that they ferment themselves are quite easily the most memorable part of the menu for me. I believe my fellow wine connoisseurs will be sufficiently intrigued & impressed by the fabulous fermented wines, and I kinda regret not seeing if Fura sells bottles of their wacky but wonderful wine.⠀

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It was the height of Taytay mania when we were invited to @fattchoyeatinghouse, and of course they had something Swiftie themed. Yup, they created three cocktails and cheekily called the trio (Taylor’s Version). First up is a variation on Taylor’s fave cocktail, the French Blonde, which is the Tropical Blonde at Fatt Choy ($20++ a glass). ⠀

The other Swiftie cocktail that was more my Style is the I Knew You Were Trouble ($20++). A simple blend of whisky, soda water & sour plum, this sour & salty concoction was unexpectedly delicious. The sour & salty qualities of the sour plum heightened the notes of honey & grain from the whisky, while the whisky supplied most of the weight of the body. This charming cocktail definitely Enchanted me, and I’m glad this cocktail was Mine for the night.⠀

Thank you for hosting us, @kevin._.ngan & @fattchoyeatinghouse!

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It was the height of Taytay mania when we were invited to @fattchoyeatinghouse, and of course they had something Swiftie themed. Yup, they created three cocktails and cheekily called the trio (Taylor’s Version). First up is a variation on Taylor’s fave cocktail, the French Blonde, which is the Tropical Blonde at Fatt Choy ($20++ a glass). ⠀

A mix of gin, Lillet Blanc, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, pineapple and lemon juice, I know All Too Well how easy this fragrant & fruity number is to consume Swiftly. It’s citrusy, sour and rather refreshing, but the St Germain was definitely threatening to become overpowering, and the pineapple was mostly anonymous. Still, it’s a light little tipple, and maybe this is how Swift keeps her pipes in prime condition to perform sold out tours.⠀

Thank you for hosting us, @kevin._.ngan & @fattchoyeatinghouse!

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Weekend brunches are nice and all, but it ain’t a great brunch until it’s a BOOZY brunch. And here at @supplydemandnovena, you can booze up your brunch with FOURTEEN different cocktails, priced at an astonishing seven dollars and ninety cents each. That’s right, slightly under eight bucks for a cocktail at brunch. Oh baby YES!!⠀

Since it’s still in the AM, grab yourself an Iced Baileys Latte. The reliable ol’ latte is spruced up with a shot of Bailey’s liqueur, and you can get tipsy and woke at the same time. The latte’s pretty decent with low acidity on the coffee and a moderate milkiness, but the Bailey’s was not incorporated well. The bartender should’ve shook the Baileys Latte up vigorously, and that will be something to note for the future.

As for the Lychee Highball, it was a ravishingly refreshing, fizzy and moderately sweet cocktail. The lychee syrup is near perfect with the soda water, while the whiskey gives the cocktail a weighty body and the all important alcoholic punch. It may not be strong, but you sure can guzzle a whole lot of them.⠀

Supply & Demand’s cocktails are certainly not the strongest, but at just $7.90 nett until four pm, you can just keep downing them one after another. Now that’s what I call a weekend. Thank you so much for the hospitality @supplydemandnovena & @marque.sg!

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Honey get the beer? No honey, get IN the beer. For @smithstreettaps tenth anniversary, they went real special with a collab with @alivebrewing Honey My Bock, a clever little play on the name of this style of beer. Maibocks are refreshing beers with low hoppy bitterness & a pleasantly bready aroma, and it could be thought of as the bridge between a lager & a wheat beer.⠀

Alive Brewing made this maibock extra special with the inclusion of wild Australian honey. They definitely put lots of it into this beer, as nosing over this beer reveals scents of sweet honey, light floral notes, and malt mixed with freshly baked bread. The flavours are mouthwateringly malty, but if you’re a beer snob who likes your beer more bitter than your ex, you’re going to detest the sweetness of this beer. I personally found it to be acceptably sweet, like a cross between a sweet cider & wheat beer, and it’s exceptionally easy to guzzle down even though it weighs in at a respectable 7% ABV.

Alive Brewing’s Honey My Bock might be controversial, but it’s quite a fitting beer to celebrate ten years of boisterous boozy fun. Here’s to ten more years, Smith Street Taps.

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As for the umami section, the 50 Shades of Grey (also $25+) is a dirty vodka martini but much more refined. Grey Goose is stirred, not shaken, with a dashi reduction, dry vermouth & a little sprinkle of Uncle Roger’s favourite white powder (MSG) for an unbelievably umami cocktail. Vodka is for the most part flavourless, so this feels and tastes a lot like drinking a refreshing cold noodle broth with a little astringency. Leave the little seaweed strip in to infuse the 50 with its umami over time, and slowly sip & appreciate the deepening salinity of the cocktail every now & then.⠀

Thank you for being my therapist for the night, @spectre.sg, and many thanks for the invite @geekyelephant!

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Alcohol may not be good for my body, but my body is good for alcohol. Insta: @okwhotookmyusername

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