Raffles Singapore – Cocktails04/08/2014
British India, The Stray Tiger, Fables of the East and Rose & Rickey… these are just some of the delicious and tempting new cocktails created by the expert bartending team at Raffles Singapore for its new Timeline Cocktails Menu.
Raffles Singapore has created the Timeline Cocktails Menu to mark moments in its long, rich and varied history. The cocktails start from AUD23++* (SGD $27++) and are available in the Long Bar and Raffles Courtyard.
Fables of the East pays homage to Somerset Maugham’s first visit to the hotel in 1921, when he gave permission for the hotel to use his famous quotation, “Raffles stands for all the fables of the exotic East”. The cocktail is an exciting combination of Ron Zacapa 23 years, St. Germaine, Passion Fruit Puree, Fresh Calamansi Juice and Chamomile Syrup.
The Stray Tiger – marks the rumour that a tiger was shot under the billiard table in the hotel’s Bar & Billiard Room in 1902, the truth is that it was shot under the actual Bar & Billiard building. The Stray Tiger embodies the excitement of this pioneering time in Singapore and is a layered cocktail with White Rum, Cointreau, Vermouth, Fresh Lime Juice, Absinthe and Lemongrass foam.
The Barefoot Contessa – in celebration of the Asian premiere of Ava Gardner’s film, this fruity cocktail is layered with Vodka, Gula Melaka, Lime Juice Calamansi, Ginger Juice and Apple Juice.
Other cocktails in this inspired collection include: British India (for the British officers that travelled to Singapore in the 1880s); Tiffing (embodying the launch of the Tiffin Curry, which has been served daily at Raffles Singapore since 1899); Cad’s Alley (for the cocktail parties held at Raffles Singapore’s Cad’s Alley); Rose & Rickey (a classic drink that was on the hotel’s cocktail list in 1935); Syonan Ryokan (heralding the 1940’s era); Pretty Polly (inspired by the 1967 film “A Matter of Innocence”); True Grit (in honour of John Wayne’s Oscar in 1969), Writer’s Revelry (in tribute to the literary luminaires who have become a part of the Raffles Singapore legend) and Moodique (in celebration of Long Bar’s celebrated live band).