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If you can't go to the bars.. Let the bars come to you. Been seeing a plethora of bottled cocktails offerings pop up everywhere since circuit breaker measures were introduced. Quite apt because I think most of us are going crazy staying at home.

Elite Bar Solutions took it a step further to pay it forward, & I was fortunate enough to receive a free GUDSHT cocktail of my choice, delivered to my home! I picked the Unicorn Barf ($48.00 nett), a glittery cocktail of Roku Gin with homemade Yuzu Rose Infusions & Butterfly Pea Syrup Infusion.

It's quite unlike my usual drink choice (swipe to see the rest of their cocktails).. Deeznuts ($54.00 nett) would be more aligned with my default. But I wanted to try something different, & Unicorn Barf sounded quite refreshing & floral.

Yo guys this kept me quite happy in the 2 nights that I drank it over. I wanted it to last longer (lol) so I served it over an ice ball - happy to report that it wasn't too diluted at the end. I loved the citrus from the yuzu & also the sweetness (think sweet plum & honey) that was just right for me. I dislike insanely sweet cocktails, but this was fine.

Their cocktails are free of preservatives, so they should be consumed within 10 days from bottling. Generally not a problem for me 😜

I usually float around to different bars to drink their cool cocktails (obviously), but also to appreciate their ambiance, as I'm mostly alone & enjoy it this way. Can't do the latter anymore, but with a nice jazz playlist in my bedroom, cocktail in hand... I'm not really complaining. Yet.

Happy to be able to pay it forward myself by nominating someone to receive a bottled cocktail as well. I think I shall nominate the most extroverted extrovert I know, whom I'm certain is quite miserable during this circuit breaker period. & who also is an alc-- I mean, who also enjoys tasty adult beverages, just like me. Yes, that's what I mean.

Check them out on Instagram for more tasty beverages: @weareelitebarsolutions

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There's always reason to try something new. For me, this is my first time dabao-ing beer in my own container! Made my way down to FlagWhite after hearing about their half-off beer on tap promotion. That is, $6.00 nett for a 12oz cup of beer.

They'd just opened a new keg before the Circuit Breaker measures kicked in place. Of course, I couldn't let it go to waste!?!

The kegs they have in place:
・ Stone & Wood Pacific Ale Pale Ale (4.4%) - Cloudy & golden, big fruit aroma & refreshing finish
・ Parrotdog Bitterbitch IPA (5.8%) - Grapefruit pith, piney dates, herby bitter, malty, pie crust-esque

Brought my own tumblers (meant for protein shakes lmao #fitspo) to dabao some beer home to have with dinner. Ended up getting twice the amount I originally planned for -although I think I was limited by the size of my container, so maybe not exactly twice.. But I'm happy to do my part to support my favourite local cafe.

I think we all know & love FlagWhite for their awesome brunch & coffee. I'd never drank anything alcoholic here before, tbh. But now that I know they have beer on tap... Maybe I should just set up a tent here & call this my new home. (After circuit breaker measures are over.)

Please continue to #loveyourlocalsg during this challenging time. Be responsible while you do so - wear a mask if you can, stay a safe distance away from others, & remember to wash your hands regularly (& moisturize!).

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬️ Air-conditioned seats available
β˜€ Al fresco seats available (just 1 table outside)
πŸ“± Accepts GrabPay
πŸ“Ά Free WiFi available
πŸ”Œ Power sockets available
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable
πŸ™‹πŸ» No service charge
🚫 No GST

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I ended off my night by sipping some of their Ghee liqueur neat. Honestly, it smells ordinary, but tastes AMAZING. It's like liquid butterscotch on steroids!!! I don't like ghee in my food, but I'd happily drink this all day. Totally blew my mind.

The Elephant Room has sold me on these crazy funky infusions. I am sure it's not easy to get the perfect balance, but I do hope they continue to reinvent their infusions & cocktails in fresh ways to keep things exciting.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ“± Accepts reservations via Chope

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Whilst sipping on my drink, I was introduced to the other Amrut whiskey variants on the shelf. Being very new to Indian whiskey, I listened intently while being schooled about them.

Service here was attentive & warm, & the bartenders are friendly & chatty. I did feel a bit bad having to work on my phone from time to time, but I was glad to be left alone when that had to be done. Appreciated πŸ˜‰

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ“± Accepts reservations via Chope

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My drink of choice was Mogul's Sweets ($22++), which alludes to the nostalgic memory of the local childhood sweet shop. I picked this because of the unique use of savoury, nutty ingredients: Salted cashews & roasted chickpeas. They sounded like they would go well with the characteristic spicyness of the Amrut, an Indian single malt whiskey.

& by golly, they did. This was delicious in a buttery-smooth & creamy way. It felt like I was drinking a nutty alcoholic milkshake. Despite the slightly oily notes it had (which I generally am not a fan of), I enjoyed it through & through til the very end.

If that doesn't sound like your kind of thing, don't worry. The Elephant Room has other cocktails like:
β€’ Tekka - Old Monk rum, spiced palm & banana skin
β€’ Jothi's Flower Shop - Jasmine gin, davanam tinture, lime & honey
β€’ Beeda Man - Sour mango rum, caraway & jeera goli

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ“± Accepts reservations via Chope

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As I entered got seated at the bar I was served a Welcome Drink on the house. It was a clean & refreshing one of gin, green mango & sour plum. It gently woke my tastebuds up.. I was ready to explore.

The Elephant Room's cocktails & nibbles are "inspired by Indian heritage" - cool concept, but I only truly understood this when I flipped through their menu. Reading through each drink's descriptions & details, I learnt that each one has a story behind it. The stories are centered around Indian culture & childhood experiences, & iconic landmarks/experiences around Little India.

While these stories don't necessarily resonate with me, I was captivated listening to the bartender tell them. Whether you're a local or a tourist, this will be quite the novel & special experience for you.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ“± Accepts reservations via Chope

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The cocktail scene in Singapore is really heating up. The bars that really stand out to me are the ones who are experimental, & have a strong unique identity that appeals to a particular kind of crowd.

Personally, I consider myself as part of the curious crowd. That's why I headed to The Elephant Room, a cosy bar serving nibbles & cocktails inspired by Indian heritage.

I looked at their infusions up close - ghee liqueur, briyani whiskey, chickpea whiskey!? Daaaamn son. I knew I was in for a ride.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ“± Accepts reservations via Chope

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I have many fond memories after dark (9PM - 1AM, specifically) here, where their extensive Martini menu goes at a sweet 1-for-1. & practically all day before that (12 - 9PM), housepours start from $8 β€” & that's a gentleman's pour of 45ml, not the regular 30ml.

You truly get your money's worth here. Just like I did with my Hennessy on the rocks 😍 So if chilli vodka isn't quite your kind of thing, don't worry about it... You definitely have other options here.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats available
β˜€ Al fresco seats available
πŸ–₯ Accepts reservations on Quandoo
πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€ Service charge applicable
🚫 No GST

The novelty of Chilli Vodka Infusion was just too good to pass up! I had to get the 5pice Me Up ($12++) once I heard it's reminiscent of an Old Fashioned. I don't eat crazy spicy food (not a Mala lover), but this cocktail pushed all the right buttons for me.

I was impressed not only by the zing of the heat/spice from the chilli, but also how smoothly the drink goes down. It also helps that, like my favourite Old Fashioned, this isn't saccharine sweet.

Surprised at its affordable price, I was tempted to get a 2nd one, but I resisted πŸ˜‚ I'll be back to try some of the other options next time.

Ps: Also love nibbling on the peanuts & throwing the shells on the floor.... Who's with me?!

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats available
β˜€ Al fresco seats available
πŸ–₯ Accepts reservations on Quandoo
πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€ Service charge applicable
🚫 No GST

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I've been here before, but this was my first time at No. 5 Emerald Hill when the sun was still up πŸ˜‚ Sitting at the bar alone, my eyes wandered around & couldn't help but notice the tank of vodka with lots of chillis in them.

Introducing.... No. 5 Emerald Hill's Grey Goose Chilli Vodka Infusion 🀯 The fiery red chillis sit in the vodka for 3-4 months, really lending their spicy flavour to the liquor. I had to have a shot of this or at least try at 1 of their cocktails..

.. But which one? πŸ€” πŸ’­

Spoilt for choices with 4 options here:
β€’ 5pice Me Up ($12+), inspired by a classic Old Fashioned
β€’ Hi-5 ($12+) highball with soda
β€’ Cherry Snap ($17+) a sweet treat
β€’ Bangkok Martini (2 for $20+)

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats available
β˜€ Al fresco seats available
πŸ–₯ Accepts reservations on Quandoo
πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€ Service charge applicable
🚫 No GST

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My cocktail of choice: Kungfu Hustle (U.P. $22++/HH $15++), which has a base of Chrysanthemum infused scotch. It's exactly what I look for in a cocktail: Strong, & not sweet. A harmonious balance of floral rose honey, fragrant Gunpowder Tea (珠茢), with a hint of heat from young ginger. Also, check out the bottle it's served in - soooo aesthetic.

Happy Hour is 5:30 - 8:30PM daily, & yes I could get HH prices on my cocktail ($15++) despite redeeming a Burpple Beyond deal on the same bill. I always make sure I check, & never to assume. I appreciate it when restaurants are flexible like that, so thank you Hopscotch!

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats available
β˜€ Al fresco seats available
πŸ–₯ Accepts reservations on Chope & Quandoo
🍽 Burpple Beyond partner
πŸƒπŸ» Shopback GO partner
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable

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Had some time to kill in the vicinity - chanced upon Caffe Fernet's happy hour & decided why not. Predictably, the King Cole Old Fashioned ($15++) spoke to me. Bulleit Bourbon, Fernet Branca liqueur, Angostura Bitters. Totally up my alley!

Service is quick & by golly, this drink is a stiff one. I like that, because at the end of it all, I don't find it too diluted & meh. Holds its weight throughout.

I happily sipped on it & thought about life as I took in the nice view of MBS, having been allocated an al fresco seat facing the waters. I was here in the evening, towards the later half of Happy Hour (3 - 7:30PM). I'd imagine that the sun would be quite in your face had I been here earlier in the day... So try to sit indoors during lunch time.

Quite a boisterous crowd on Thursday evening. I will be back & perhaps the next time I'll order off their dinner menu. I have my eye on some pastas...

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Indoor seats available (not air-conditioned)
β˜€ Al fresco seats available
πŸ–₯ Accepts reservations - I used Chope
πŸ“Ά Free WiFi available
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable

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