Drink, Drank, Drunk

Drink, Drank, Drunk

A delicious guide for self-destruction alcoholism!
Evan Mua
Evan Mua

The Heartbleed Highball ($18) was a simpler concoction in contrast, containing Mezcal, Vodka, Lychee Syrup, Soda Water, ith its strong smoky mezcal base was lightly coloured by a fizz and lychee sweetness. Not as smooth as a classic highball, but quite apt considering our visit was on Halloween night.

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Quirky creativity aside, Section D does have a fleshed out regular menu and each of them held a story. A very endearing one was The Proposal ($16), Bourbon, Peat, Orange, Tonic — Dannon’s actual proposal drink to Jamie. Deathly strong with a touch of smouldering smoke and sweetness. If that’s what true love tastes like, sign me up.

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My favourite of the night was the Bottled Up ($16) — Rojak Gin, Vermouth, Plum, Brown Sugar, Coconut. A drink casually made to be delivered to friend in bottle form during lockdown. Intoxicatingly fagrant an savoury notes from the rojak gin and coconut weaved in and out of the palate, whilst the vibrancy of plum dazzled throughout.

An enchanting ensemble exploding with local inspiration, it was splendidly complex but not excessive. Always heart-warming to see our local flavours given an innovative spin.

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Born early this year, Section D is barely out of infancy but already has its feet firm on the ground. Trust you're in good hands, as the drinks are mixed by an editor of a lifestyle publication, who is deeply knowledgeable about alcohol.

Bespoke drinks are a great litmus test for a bartender’s feel for flavours. So I swiftly requested a bespoke when I spotted Empirical’s Fuck Trump and His Stupid Fucking Wall on their shelves. And I gotta say, this beautifully named The Mexicans Are Coming ($20) passed with flying colours. 

Unapologetically Mexican with the Habanero-tinged base spirit mixed with Mezcal, but jazzed up with layers of sweetness from the grapefruit and honey to give some balance. A smart mix of flavours with a sound idea behind it.

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Wine is often perceived for being  “bougie”, lest you plan to get smashed on cheap supermarket wine. Some don’t agree with that idea. Wine RVLT in particular, who operate with endearing conviction to providing wine with no elitism attached.

Wine selection is pretty diverse, with some really intriguing finds like this Astro Bunny Pét-Nat ($105) from Master of Wine Tim Wildman.

Essentially proto-sparkling wine, it excited with a funky fizziness and mild yeastiness. With its sharp and spirited fruit notes — most predominantly grapefruit — it danced around like a cider but with more complexity. Super fun to drink.
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Negroni is truly a timeless classic. Bold. Sexy. Almost instills a sense of braggadocio. Where do you go for your Negroni fixes?
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I quite enjoyed the 𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗻𝗲𝗴𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶 ($14) on the happy hour menu at the No. 25 Best Bar in Asia. Expectedly strong but also crisply coloured with a pear sweetness. It smoothly glid down, leaving behind a trace of sensually spiced bitterness.

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This was a beautifully minimalistic lounge, underscored by tasteful strokes of vintage romanticism. In the same vein, their cocktails were minimalistic in ingredients in a bid to avoid convoluted flavours — the poetically named 𝗤𝘂𝗶𝗲𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝗹𝗲𝘁 静江($25) was a striking example of this idealism.
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Umeshu and rum melded elegantly into a lightly sweet and fruity concoction. Then granny smith apple bled, ever so slightly, into the mixture and imbuing an understatedly sour vibrancy which was ideally complementary of the spirit base. Little excitement was apparent but perhaps as the name suggested, it's a gentle drink meant to evoke an air of introspective zen.
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[𝙊𝙪𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙢 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙠] 𝙇𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙏𝙬𝙞𝙘𝙚
📍 𝟮𝟬 𝗕𝘂𝗸𝗶𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗵 𝗥𝗱, 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝟬𝟴𝟵𝟴𝟯𝟰
⏱️ (Mon-Thurs) 6pm-1am, (Fri-Sat) 6pm-2am ; 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒏 𝑺𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒚𝒔

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The Elephant Room is the manifestation of owner Yugnes' (hailing from Smoke & Mirrors) vision of a mod-Indian bar, on which he spent a year to develop.
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The drinks are unapologetically Indian culture centred and made predominantly with South-Asian ingredients including Indian-sourced liquor, such as the very potent and spice-forward 𝗔𝗺𝗿𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗹𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗸 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 which I loved as a whisky fan. The decor and even the staff's gold-chain-adorned aprons exuded tastefully incorporated mod-Indian aesthetics. Yugnes even personally curated a playlist of Indian hip-hop artists from all over the world — it's all the small details.
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This 𝗞𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘀𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗮 ($22) cocktail had an intriguing kamasutra potion base — a medley of aphrodisiacs and various alcohol like gin and wine. Its flavour profile was exciting with a sexy underlying complexity, sipping it almost felt like an exotic middle-aged cassanova gradually wearing down your defences with his suave and charming sweet nothings.
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There's a certain chaos to it yet everything falls into place with nuance, particularly with enjoyably pronounced herbal notes. An almost-erotic savouriness from the whipser of garlic wine adds another dimension to the concoction. If still not suitably pleasured, a sensual lick of the beautiful garnish of rose with sugar and salt will further add spark to an already highly-stimulated palate.
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𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑬𝒍𝒆𝒑𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑹𝒐𝒐𝒎
📍 𝟮𝟬𝗔 𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗟𝗶𝗺 𝗥𝗱, 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝟬𝟴𝟴𝟯𝟵𝟭
⏱️ (Mon-Sat) 5.30pm-12am, 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒏 𝑺𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒚𝒔

Immediately you're welcomed by a crisp rice wine sweetness, but an underlying coconut fragrance and slight pungent acidity balances it out. Very easy to find yourself emptying your glass.

Might not be top in some official rankings, but OD is a bar that truly has me enamoured. I have never once been disappointed by new concoctions in their ever-changing menu.
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This Harajuku Highball ($25) is really easy to drink. With smoked pear and quince tea kombucha as ingredients, it was pleasantly sweet whilst still carrying an enchanting complexity. The candied walnut is also a charming finish touch.

The cosy speakeasy hidden in an alley radiates plenty of warm charm. It is small though. On a bustling Friday night standing space was the option available; no biggie — loved the vibe.
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The bar runs on an intriguing concept — they rotate their drinks every 6 months based on a theme. Right now, it's a Hawaiian Tiki theme. This Doctor Funk ($25) was an interesting mix of zest and sweetness, with an injection of liquorice mint which gave it that refreshing zing.
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Also order the Jiang Shi cocktail to be dazzled with some talisman burning theatrics.

Enthralled by the complexity bestowed by quinine (a component in tonic water), wormwood and blue lotus blossom. The usual bright floral notes of gin, but with a touch of earthiness followed by satisfying bitterness in the finish.
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Also loved the use of it in the Bon Voyage — appreciated the slight herbal twist that harmonised with the Orbium's own bitterness.
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📍600 North Bridge Rd, Parkview Square, Singapore 188778
⏱️ (Mon) 3pm-1am, (Tues-Thurs)10am-1am, (Fri) 10am-2am, (Sat) 12am-2am, closed on Sun
*𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀

Evan Mua

Level 7 Burppler · 366 Reviews

Picky eater with detailed critiques. Follow my IG @indulgentism, or my website for in-depth reviews.

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