From now through the end of the year, destination rooftop bar Smoke & Mirrors will offer a special menu of cocktails featuring Marques de Casa Concha wines paired with canapes as part of the Perfect Match pairing program.
Highlighting the diversity and pairing flexibility of Marques de Casa Concha wines, Head Bartender Jorge A. Conde has put his unique twist on the challenge, developing two cocktails with wine as the base. The floral, citrusy El Marquesblends Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2017 with lemon shrub macerated with Cognac and jasmine aroma. Combining complexity with elegance and vibrancy, the light and minerally Chardonnay integrates seamlessly with the bright, acidic flavours of the lemon shrub. Finished with jasmine aroma, the drink is an unexpected delight for the senses. For a robust, fruit-forward option guests can try the Sirena de Chile, which mixes Marques de Casa Concha Merlot 2016 with single malt whisky, cherry liqueur and Aquafaba. Rich and complex, the notes of vanilla, oak and mocha from the merlot stand up perfectly to the bold flavours of whisky and cherry. Shaken with Aquafaba, a vegan replacement for egg whites, the resulting cocktail is light and refreshing.
Evoking Smoke & Mirrors’ current “Illusion of Flavours” cocktail menu, Jorge’s two cocktails for the pairing challenge push the boundaries of expectations with modern techniques and house-made ingredients. Each cocktail will be priced at S$25++ and served with an array of canapes, including Smoked Salmon, Chilled Pasta, and Prawn with Mango Salsa.