There are two things that Nutmeg & Clove does really well – solid cocktails and enticing drink promotions. The Ann Siang Hill hotspot recently launched a new alcoholic menu that combines Singapore’s history with its biodiversity. Think local herbs, fruits, flowers and spices (incidentally, the Nutmeg & Clove cocktail categories) that inspired William Farquhar to document their beauty in a book.
There are 12 cocktails in total, each individually focused on a herb, spice, fruit or flower. We highlight four cocktails, one from each category, you should try.
Midnight Flings ($22) with Tongkat Ali
The Asian Viagra makes an appearance in the aptly-named Midnight Flings cocktail. It’s a warm and intense cocktail that combines the bittersweet notes of the home-made tongkat ali bitters with Italian vermouth and Mezcal. If you like your drink smoky and heavy, you should definitely go for this.
You’re One in a Melon ($22) with Watermelon
The Southeast Asian tropical fruit takes centre-stage in this cocktail, which is made with clarified watermelon juice, fresh lemon and butterfly pea flower-infused Hendrick’s Gin. It’s refreshing and fizzy, perfect for the warm nights of Singapore.
Hot Remedy ($22) with Turmeric
The most important spice in curry turns up in this Nutmeg & Clove cocktail. While You’re One in a Melon is great for when the mercury is rising, the Hot Remedy drink is excellent on cold nights. Turmeric-infused Mount Gay Black Barrel rum, honey and Tie Guan Yin tea combine to create a surprisingly addictive cocktail.
Dear Rose Mary ($22) with Rose
Ah, the Bloody Mary. Nutmeg & Clove gives a twist to this polarising classic cocktail, infusing rose water with Hendrick’s Gin and oolong tea syrup for something that we much prefer over the original. There’s also fresh lemon, pickled tomato, salt and pepper in the ingredients list.
And what about the promotions that Nutmeg & Clove is famous for? To celebrate the launch of its new menu, the bar is offering one-for-one for Cocktails of the Month from Monday to Saturday. The promotion is available till closing on Monday and Tuesday and 6 – 8pm from Wednesday to Saturday.
The one-for-one also includes house and premium spirits like Ketel One Vodka, Hendricks Gin, Remy Martin VSOP, Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch, and Bruichladdich Single Malts.
You’ll know where to find us every weekday evening this and next month. We’ll see you there.
Nutmeg & Clove is at 10 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069789