We put together an offhand guide to this spirited 10-day event
May is set to be a month of merriment, fizzled with a smidge of mayhem, with the return of Singapore Cocktail Festival 2018!
Happening from 4 to 13 May, the illustrious 10-day long gala will see to the likes of revered mixologists, spirit aficionados and passionate imbibers, gathering together in celebration of the complex concoction we call the cocktail.
With the inaugural ceremony of this year's Asia's 50 Best Bars awards taking place on 3 May, the festival will begin eventfully on the following day, kicking off with the Festival Village that lasts over the weekend of 4 to 6 May at the Empress Lawn. The conviviality then continues at various bars all over Singapore, where highlights include special food pairing menus and intimate bar tours for an ultimate cocktail experience.
So how does one revel with discernment at the 10-day long festival?
2. Get your hands on the Cocktail Passport
Like how a travel passport allows clearance to any part of the world, the Cocktail Passport gives you unlimited access to discounted cocktails during this 10-day period. And the deals offered are quite irresistible. We’re talking cocktails slashed down to almost half their prices such as Bar Stories’ rum-laced Sailor’s Folly offered at $12 (Original: $24) and Chihuly Lounge’s Irish Martine at $12 (Original: $22). The Cocktail Passport can be purchased at $15 at the Festival Village, but comes free if you’re a Festival Village ticket-holder.