Anti:dote at Fairmont Singapore is not your typical hotel bar. Its mixologist-centric crafted drinks concept, led by Bannie Kang, with modern tapas from chef Tryson Quek keep up with current trends. Anti:dote’s cocktail menu is a solid offering of nine mixed drinks of classics reinvented alongside an impressive list of spirits available in 45ml or 60ml pours.
The Rabbit Hole ($23) is a refreshing one to start with – a mix of carrot juice spiked with Hendrick's Gin, Mancino Bianco and elderflower liqueur – best paired with chicken liver parfait from the tapas menu. For something stronger, order something from the Elixir of Life portion of the menu, where a metre measures the alcohol potency of the drinks at a five out of five. The Grumpy 'D' Bee ($25) is a take on an old fashioned with Bulleit rye whiskey, drambuie and chocolate bitters.
As for the food, Quek’s progressive European-meets-Asian tendencies turn out palate stunners of beetroot and edamame poppers ($16), oysters with tomato ice ($25/$40) and a solid plate of threadfin fish and chips ($18) complete with petit pois soup.
Resident bartender Demitria Dana Paramita is one of the finalists for Chivas Masters Week competition. Experience her Chivas cocktail creation for yourself at the Time Out Bar Hop on June 4.