Drawing on over two decades of bartending experience across seven different countries, Lead Mixologist Andrew Hyman has designed a new cocktail programme to be launched at the iconic rooftop destination, CÉ LA VI.
Inspired by the region’s diverse culture and abundance of local ingredients, these contemporary, handcrafted cocktails are created with a rich flavour profile, delivering a multi-sensory experience from the visual aesthetics to the smell, and ultimately the taste of each drink. Guiding guests towards their perfect drink, the menu offers an in-depth description, ingredient list, and rankings on various characteristics for each drink, from sweetness or bitterness to strength and adventurousness.
Introducing a new sky-high cocktail experience to be enjoyed with unparalleled views, the refreshing SkyBar Signatures series at SGD25++ per glass feature a mix of familiar and more exotic ingredients. Try the fruity and herbaceous Paper Lantern with Don Julio Blanco tequila, physalis, passion fruit and thyme; or the spirit-forward Old Memories, a twist on an Old Fashioned based on the popular coconut, corn and sago pudding dessert in Thailand with Rebel Yell Rye, coconut, pandan, popcorn and bitters. Those with adventurous palates can step outside their comfort zone with the Yuzito, a yuzu-infused mojito with Tanqueray London Dry Gin, melon, yuzu, mint and bitters; or the Native Garden, with influences of Thailand and Vietnam, featuring Tanqueray London Dry Gin, cassis, hibiscus tea, cinnamon, rosemary and Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water.
In contrast, the Restaurant Signatures series at SGD25++ each were created using global ingredients and techniques to pair seamlessly with CÉ LA VI’s modern Asian cuisine. Highlights include the Border Crossing #2, representing the influence of Nyonya cuisine blending Chinese ingredients with various distinct spices used by Malay and Indonesian communities, with Havana 3 Year Old Rum, coconut, cucumber, pineapple sambal and sesame; the Even, a Japanese twist on the classic New York Sour with Monkey Shoulder whisky, Shichimi Togarashi Spice and hibiscus tea; and the Mojokerto Regency, inspired by Wedang Jahe Tea, a traditional drink from East Java, Indonesia, with Ketel One Vodka, coconut, pandan, ginger, kaffir lime, lemongrass and bitters.
Suitable to enjoy from day to night whilst overlooking Marina Bay and the city lights beyond, the Sky Lounge Signatures series, also at SGD25++ each, offer easy-going options such as the Tropical Savanna with Aperol, coconut, pineapple and hunter’s spirit; the Once in a Life Time with Tanqueray London Dry Gin, ginger, wasabi, nori and soda; The Epicurean with Monkey Shoulder whisky, medium-dry vermouth, coconut and pandan; and the Golden Age with Havana Club 3 Year Old Rum, kaffir lime and lemongrass.
Changing monthly based on the team’s latest creations, each venue also offers the Bartender’s Handshake (SGD23++), a special concoction that showcases your Mixologist’s favourite spirit, along with unique flavours of the season.
“Given the great cultural diversity and rich flavour profile across the region, I want our guests to be able to experience all that Southeast Asia has to offer right here at CÉ LA VI. We have three unique bars to suit different occasions, so we have designed our cocktail menus to replicate this,” says Andrew Hyman (Lead Mixologist).
In view of the COVID-19 situation, guests are required to check in via the Safe Entry app upon arrival, before being ushered to their seats. Guests can browse through the QR code menu and place all orders with CÉ LA VI staff to enjoy at their table.