Here's a drinking promotion in Singapore that is worth talking about - from 8PM daily (Mondays to Sundays), enjoy 6 martinis at the Gravity Bar (located within the Carlton Hotel Singapore) for an unbeatable price of just S$50++.
It is easy to miss Gravity Bar even if you do walk pass it (unknowingly) frequently - it is located at the intersection between the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore and CHIJMES. While the bar already runs a decent happy hour promotion on a daily basis, this martini special will be running until June 2016 - don't miss out on some of the delicious bar food too! There are 6 special martinis to choose from so gather a couple of your friends (or a broken heart) and head down to Gravity Bar to sample of some of the old and new creations:
- Apple Martini – Whiskey, butterscotch syrup & apple juice
- Dry Martini – Gin/Vodka & dry vermouth
- Dirty Martini – Gin/Vodka & olive brine
- Lychee Martini – Vodka, lychee liqueur & lychee juice
- Midori Martini – Vodka, Midori liqueur, lime juice & syrup
- Strawberry Martini – Martini vodka, strawberry liqueur, lime juice & syrup.
Be prepared to try some of cocktail creations at Gravity Bar too - the Sweet Sensation (photographed above on the left) is served unmixed in a flute and it contains delicious layers of Cointreau, Blue Curacao, Crème de Cacao, Sparkling Wine, Rum, Orange Juice and Grenadine Syrup - this tropical cocktail is on the sweet-side so take that into consideration if you are thinking about a drink. Playing tribute to the famous Swiss chocolate, the Toblerone is one of the best-selling cocktails at Gravity Bar - it contains a happy combination of Baileys, Kahlua, Frangelico, Whipped Cream and Honey.
There is nothing scarier than a bar that serves good cocktails but bad food - here at the Gravity Bar, you do not have to worry about this at all because the chicken wings (reminiscent to 'har cheong gai' or prawn paste chicken) are delicious! The calamari and fish fingers are alright but the chicken wings, wedges and satay and a definite must-try!
If you fancy a solid classic, the Negroni at the Gravity Bar is done really well - the only improvement to this drink is perhaps to squeeze out the orange zest a little more and use a peel instead of a slice.
The Gravity Bar is a great spot for after-work drinks that is relatively less crowded on weekdays. If you fancy a decent bar with good live music without the excessive crowd, you should definitely check out the bar in Carlton Hotel Singapore - take advantage of the Martini promotion they are running too because there really aren't too many bars that are offering such an attractive price!
This was an invited media-tasting session, though all views expressed are my own.