Coley has moved out from DR.Inc into its own swanky space just a few shoplots down the road. Its new home is much more spacious and relaxing, complete with new couches, a larger bar counter and even a dining table at the back.
The bar gets its name from celebrated female bartender Ada Coleman, best known for creating the classic cocktail Hanky Panky, which you’ll be able to order here. You might recognise the face behind the bar; Malaysian bartender CK Kho mans the spirits and with over 12 years of bartending experience, you know your drinks are in good hands. According to CK, the cocktails at Coley take a contemporary twist on traditional classics. For example, Coley’s Saffron Sour, inspired by the classic whisky sour, uses bourbon that’s infused with saffron and then mixed with lime, lemon, sugar, bitters, egg white and vanilla syrup – it’s sour yet very refreshing on a hot day.
Local ingredients are also used, as seen through mixes of London dry gin with fresh coconut water and blended whisky with home-brewed barley lemon water.
Apart from cocktails, Coley also offers tasting flights of the liquor they have and mocktails will be available soon. If you’re looking to enjoy a cocktail in a different way, there is the home-made cocktail ice cream, but with limited flavours. At Coley, the tiniest details are paid attention to, from dehydrating fruit slices in-house (for garnishes, which makes them edible too) to even making their own ice.