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“Lion’s Milk” (Raki)

5 Feb

Once I heard it was anise-based (like Pernod, Pastis, Ouzo, and so on, but unsweetened, unlike Sambuca), I had to try the unofficial national drink of Turkey, Raki.

Not bad, though better with food (cooked meat).

Scenic Drinks in Singapore

26 Jan

Along with eating in Singapore, I had drinks at a few memorable places.

The stout and blonde at the scenic Level 33 brewpub were my favorite:

I had an unremarkable beer (maybe a Tiger?) on the rooftop deck at Prelude, a bar above the Boathouse restaurant adjacent to the Fullerton Hotel. Another nice place to spend a balmy winter evening.

Finally, I had a “Tony Stark” (a transparent and successful attempt to sell a “manly” cocktail): it involved caramelized pineapple and black pepper, and was cute but a waste of money at $24 Singaporean ($18 US)). The 57th-floor views from the top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino made up for that, though:

Chipotle Cocktail

19 Nov

I’m more into beer, but an A+ cocktail at Millenium:¬†“House Infused Manchurian Crabapple & Chipotle Tequila, Kaffir Lime, Pomegranate, Cane Syrup, Peychaud’s Bitters”. A tart and smoky slow burn.

Cue grainy cell phone photo: