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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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the first taste of Section D was the welcome drink of homebrewed gula melaka stout — a pleasant dose of gula melaka sweetness that made you feel at home, along with the comforting lo-fi beats playlist. A touch of tartness, a touch of deepness, just the right combination.

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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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