If gin is your spirit of choice, take a look at these two new bars in Singapore who has placed this complex liquor in the limelight.
For a botanical spirit with a rich colonial history, there’s no place quite like The Rabbit Hole at The White Rabbit for a gin lover to be. Recently relaunched as a specialty gin garden bar, its new gin programme offers a collection of 15 gin & tonics that are smartly categorized into five different flavour profiles. Expect signatures like G’Vine Floraison from The New Classics, Monkey 47 from Complex & Unexpected – which features gins that carry many layers of flavour and botanicals – and the well-known No.3 from Traditional London Dry. Prices range from $15 to $22 per glass and can be enjoyed with East Imperial Tonic Water (additional $2) or their housemade tonic, which is perfect for those who prefer their tipples non-fizzy.
And launching in September is a complementing selection of six sweet crepes in flavours such as Yuzu Butter & Sugar, Salted Caramel and Lemon Curd with Lemon Zest. Watch out for that live crepe station! The White Rabbit, 39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541
Over at Jiak Chuan Road, eclectic gin bar Copper, opened late last year in a two-storey shophouse, which is decked in futuristic and steampunk-esque theme. Downstairs, the gin-heavy menu includes over 30 self-infused gin concoctions with teas, spices and herbs, plus a variety of champagnes and spirits. Pair your drinks with a unique range of hot bar snacks, such as Angus Beef Meatballs, Beef Tendon Nachos and Babi Guling Tacos. Gin tonics are priced at $10 onwards.
Upstairs, the recently launched restaurant offers a modern omakase concept that is centered on meat – and lots of it. The two communal-style menus – 5-course Voyage ($128++) and 8-course Discovery ($178++) – include mains like Kagoshima Wagyu Beef and Pigeon a la Francaise, with accompanying side dishes and desserts to boot. Copper, 10 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089264
Written by Peh Yi Wen