Nestled along Emerald Hill, Alley Bar mixes up stellar cocktails and non-boozy sips. Here are some of its best drinks to try…
Looking for an open-air hang for a spot of socially-distanced socialising? Make haste to Alley Bar. This Emerald Hill favourite is conveniently located along the bustling Orchard Road, yet it maintains an intimate charm with its heritage-rich locale. If that isn’t reason enough, read on for its plethora of the finest drinks – eco-friendly spirits included.
New: Untold cocktail series
Clarified cocktails are our new favourite IG-worthy drinks. Try Alley Bar’s renditions at $20 each with the Untold cocktail series. Resident bartenders mix up house recipes as usual, but they remove any solid ingredients at the final step. The result? A clear cocktail that’s only tinged by the hues of the spirits used.
For a twist on pina colada, The Ghosted Colada (gotta love the cheeky name!) mixes Plantation 3 Stars rum with house-made pandan syrup, pineapple juice, fresh lime and coconut for a drink that’ll take you right to tropical paradise. Prefer your cocktails zesty? Try The Unseen Sour, a blend of fresh lemon juice, Bulleit bourbon, sugar syrup and a floating layer of merlot.
Oh, and here’s a Singapore Sling version you’ll love. Introducing: The Invisible Sling. This beautiful concoction combines Widges gin, Dom benedictine, cherry brandy and triple sec with kaffir lime leaf-infused pineapple juice, angostura bitters, fresh lime juice and house-made hibiscus syrup. Sounds amazing, if you ask us!
Happy hour classics
Counting down the hours till you can sip on your fave cocktail? Nip into Alley Bar from 5pm to 8pm to snag the classics at just $15 per glass. We love a stunning cocktail that’s easy on the purse strings, don’t you?
Sugar and bitters combine with a dose of bourbon in the Old Fashioned, a sophisticated classic that you can’t go wrong with. Keen on showing some love to the Earth? Alley Bar shakes up Tommy’s Margarita and Hemingway Daiquiri with low carbon, low waste booze from Ecospirits, which is the world’s first eco-conscious spirits distribution brand of its kind. The company does this via a closed-loop distribution system that almost completely eliminates packaging waste in the premium spirits supply chain, dramatically reducing its carbon footprint.
Celebrating Emerald Hill’s Peranakan roots, popular flavours and local tastes, Alley Bar is best known for the eight signature cocktails ($20 each) that keep fans coming back.
If herbal smokiness is your choice of poison, Lapsang Souchong is right up your alley – pun intended! Expect a full bodied concoction infused with the distinctive flavour of a smooth, pine-smoked black tea. For a cinema staple elevated to divine boozy status, try Salted Caramel Popcorn, made with popcorn-infused Sailor Jerry and orange bitters.
Giving booze a swerve? That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. Alley Bar offers equally exciting cordials on the mocktails list. The homemade butterfly pea lemonade takes this common drink on a floral spin; the pina colada spiced iced tea gives you a taste of the tropics; and the spiced apple mulled wine iced tea offers the perfect excuse to sip on Christmas flavours way before December.
Toast the reopening of Orchard Road’s breeziest watering holes with one of these special concoctions – we’re feeling thirsty already.
Alley Bar, Peranakan Place, 2 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229287
This post is in partnership with Alley Bar.