Hidden Find: Bar Stories Cocktails at 55/57A Haji Lane Singapore 189248March 23, 2013
Yes, that's right. You can now walk into Bar Stories and order an Alexis.
It will be the best drink you've ever tasted. Trust me.
Want to hear how that happened? Read on!
I was at Bar Stories on Thursday night with colleagues - and we were all asked about what we would like in terms of a drink.
How Bar Stories works is there are no cocktail menus - you tell them what you want and they'll make it for you.
The place itself is really cool - tucked away in the second storey of a shophouse Haji Lane, filled with vintage and designer furniture (I want all their chairs!).
So my colleagues ordered a drink that tasted like childhood (it came with a grape and a burnt sprig), a drink with yuzu in it (that's the one with green sprouts and a cup with salt that you can tip), a strawberry drink and a mojito. When it came to my turn I asked for something fruity.. either lychee or mango, and I don't like the taste of alcohol. The friendly waitress said the best cocktails in the world do not taste like alcohol, then asked if a Lychee Rose drink is alright. Sure, I said.
So the story was we were grilling the kind staff on what each of the drinks were made from, and what their names were. When it came to the lychee rose, he was said it was quite a new drink so they don't really have a name for it.
Of course I had to immediately ask if they can name it the Alexis.
Sure, he said. They have many names for their many drinks, but sure. I then tried to affirm that should I visit the next time and order the Alexis, I'll get the lychee rose. He agreed.
It was so delicious, I decided to order one more Alexis.
I would highly recommend Bar Stories if you are feeling up for some adventure into the unknown. And if you are feeling particularly rich, since their stuff is not cheap! But for having a drink named after me, I suppose it's worth it...
55/57A Haji Lane Singapore 189248
Everyday from 4pm-1am