In between festive feasts, merry gatherings and red wraps, we look forward to all things zodiac related for the Chinese New Year.
From lucky days to lucky numbers, all we want is a good year. Whether you’re into Chinese zodiac signs, need some drink suggestions, or are just looking for a reason to drink, cocktails based on your Chinese zodiac sign in the Year of the Water Rabbit There are several
People born in 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960.
Lucky Colors: Blue, Gold, Green
Like Ratatouille’s Rat Remy, those born in the Year of the Rat are known to be smart and resourceful. They also represent frugality in Chinese culture and are very observant. This means that the speakeasy will have no problem finding his bar.
Social rats will enjoy the citrusy mix of 28HKS Sherry Blend and Smokey Monkey Whiskey, Cointreau, Pineapple, Lactic Oolong, Grapefruit and Mint ($25++). Leave it to Latz to figure out a good (and worthy) reason to hang out at one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars.
Cobbled Together is available at 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059667, p.+65 8318 0328. Business days – Wed 6pm -1am, Thu – Sat 6pm -2am.
People born in 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961.
Lucky colors: white, yellow, green
Ox is the strongest animal in the Chinese zodiac. Cows are known to be “good helpers” on the farm, hardworking, dependable and patient.
A strong drink worthy of the strength of a lucky-colored cow is the Gibson ($25++). Rokujin is stirred with homemade vermouth sake to create a dry umami with a hint of fruitiness. Paired with three condiments (seasonal pickles, pickled onions, and smoked quail eggs), it’s a drink that will allow you to persevere and discover new flavors.
Gibson, 20 Bukit Pasoh Road, Level 2, Singapore 089834, p. +65 9114 8385. Hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday-Thursday 6 PM-12 AM, Friday-Saturday 6 PM-2 AM, and Sunday 6 PM-12 AM. Happy hour runs daily from opening until 7:30 PM.
People born in 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962.
Lucky Colors: Blue, Gray, Orange
Tigers are revered in Chinese culture for their bravery and strength. As kings of beasts, they are very powerful and keep evil at a distance. This is why tiger motifs are often used in Chinese clothing and accessories. Raise your glass and toast with Old Levantar ($36++) as the Tigers start the year with a bang.
Blending Port Charlotte 10 Year Old, Woodford Reserve, Tarocco Orange, Aged Lebatine Bitters and Pedro Ximénez, this bold, spiced drink is perfect for brave Tigers.
Old Levanter, 32 Tras St, Level 4, Singapore 078972, p. +65 6304 3298. Open daily from 5pm to 12am.
Born in 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
Lucky Colors: Pink, Red, Purple
Elegant, inventive and kind, the rabbit is considered a symbol of peace, prosperity and longevity in Chinese culture. And since this year is the year of the water rabbit, 2023 is heralded as the year of hope.
Virtuous rabbits can turn to the Triple Happiness ($25) cocktail to boost their luck. The traditional whiskey sour gets a Chinese twist with house-made red date and ginseng syrup and is auspiciously embellished with red strawberry he powder stenciled with “good luck” on top.
Triple Happiness is available at Quaich Bar Wanderlust, 80 Middle Rd, Level 1 InterContinental Hotel, Singapore 188966. +65 9818 0885. Monday-Thursday 6pm-1am, Friday 6pm-2am. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Born in 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
Lucky colors: gold, silver, grayish white
As mythical beings, dragons are considered very talented and lucky in all things. They dislike clinging to tradition, and are charismatic and confident risk-takers, making them ideal symbols of imperial leadership.
Cocktails like the Blooming Gratitude ($25++) speak to the dragon’s non-traditional side. Served in the form of a tea ceremony, the Spirit Forward Tipple is made with Martell Nobridge and chrysanthemum-infused Lillet Blanc and finished with vermouth and sherry.
Blooming Gratitude is available in Junior the Pocket Bar – House of the Water Rabbit for a limited time now through February 4, 2023.Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Born in 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
Lucky Colors: Black, Red, Yellow
Snakes are like “little dragons”, creatures believed to be wise and knowledgeable. They are known to be cold observers with extraordinary intuition. People born under the sign of the Serpent enjoy worldly comforts.
So all the lucky color artisanal cocktails like the 3000 – Robert Downey Jr. ($26++), one of the top ranked bars in the world, hit the spot. This delicately sweet drink combines Flordecana 12-year-old rum with chocolate and vanilla cream and finishes with Iron Man’s arc his reactor-shaped strawberry his dust.
3000- Robert Downey Jr. is available at Manhattan Bar, Level 2, Conrad Singapore Orchard, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715, p. 1. +65 6725 3377. Hours of operation are Wednesday-Thursday 17:00-12:00, Friday-Saturday 17:00-1:00, and Sunday 12:00-3:00 (adults-only cocktail brunch).Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Born in 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954
Lucky Colors: Yellow and Green
Talented, dynamic and active, Horses enjoy being around people at events and parties and entertain others with their keen sense of humor. Although this year is said to be a year of ups and downs, romance is also in the cards. Boost your luck and drink your lucky color with K-TEA-V ($24++), a premium version of whiskey green tea.
A jade-colored drink based on Monkey Shoulder blended malt whiskey mixed with absinthe, green barley, matcha and crème de cacao. The botanical flavors of matcha and barley and the smoothness of creme de cacao make this a fun drink that matches the energetic horse.
K-TEA-V is available from Nutmeg & Clove (8 Purvis St, Singapore 188587). +65 9389 9301. Hours of operation are 5 PM-12 AM Monday-Thursday and 5 PM-1 AM Friday-Saturday. Closed on Sundays.
Born in 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955
Lucky colors: brown, red, purple
People under the sign of the Goat like to be in groups. However, they tend to be reserved and dislike being the center of attention. They are incredibly perceptive, creative, and have a strong sense of justice.
This year it’s about reconfiguring perspectives. The Justice ($22) can be a delight when served in cocktail form. Bay leaf, sweet vermouth, cinnamon and lavender bitters are infused into the gin, creating a bittersweet, earthy drink that is applewood smoked for a dry, smoky finish.
Justice is available at The Secret Mermaid, 10 Collyer Quay, #B1-09 Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315, p. 10. +65 6634 8593. Open Monday through Friday from 5pm to 11pm. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Born in 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956
Lucky Colors: White, Blue, Gold
Playful monkeys are curious and always playing pranks. However, their intelligence and charming personalities almost always get them out of trouble. Monkeys enjoy a good challenge, so treat yourself with a Citrus Monkey God ($25++) every time you overcome one this year.
Paying homage to one of Chinese culture’s most famous monkeys, this cocktail combines Michter’s Rye with Mundagher syrup, citrus and aperol for a refreshing, sour finish.
Monkey God is available at Smoke & Mirrors, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957, p+ 65 9380 6313. Hours of operation are 6pm-12am Monday-Wednesday, 6pm-1am Thursday-Saturday, and 5pm Sunday. – 12 am.
Born in 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957
Lucky Colors: Brown, Gold, Yellow
Joyful and talkative, the Rooster is known for being devoted and outspoken. Whether it’s a party or a gathering, Roosters enjoy setting the mood and being in the spotlight. This seems to be the inspiration for his KIM SISTERS ($26++) for Irish coffee cocktails.
America’s First Korean Women’s Singing Group’s Devotional Cocktail Mixed Maker’s Mark 46 Bourbon Whiskey with Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur, Mixed with Chocolate, Freshly Brewed Coffee, Hazelnuts, Cream and Topped with Pink Dalgona Thing. .
Kim Sisters is available at Republic Bar, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039799, p.+65 6434 5289. 10pm.
Born in 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958
Lucky Colors: Green, Purple, Red
People born under the sign of the Dog have a trustworthy and dependable personality. They are cautious and wise, but they are also fierce and loyal lovers.
Pace your drinking or dry off with a Gojo-A-Go-Go ($14++), as dogs are predicted to have a rich social life this year. This rich, zero-alcohol option blends zero-proof his rum with espresso, blended with egg whites, miso caramel and mushroom bitters for a sober coffee his cocktail.
Gojo-A-Go-Go is available at Neon Pigeon at 36 Carpenter St, #01-01, Singapore 059915, p. +65 3129 7551. Open daily from 5:30 pm to midnight.
Born in 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959
Lucky Colors: Brown, Gray, Yellow
With a round and chubby face, the pig means wealth and happiness. Many Chinese piggy banks are pig-shaped (piggy banks) because they are believed to bring in good fortune. Pigs are caring, generous, and have a strong sense of responsibility to finish what they start.
This diligence will pay off, as this year is predicted to be a professionally rewarding year for pigs. Work hard, but try not to stress. Relax with his two rum-based mango coladas ($24++): Havana Club 7yo and Chalong Bay Thai Sweet Basil. Accompanied by homemade mango and coconut water, this slimy boozy drink has a beachy vibe and will set your lucky color.
Mango Colada is located at 19 Cecil St, Level 2, Singapore 049704, p. +65 9732 5607. Hours of operation are 6pm-12am Monday-Thursday and 6pm-2am Friday-Saturday.closing day
This article was originally published on City Nomads.