‘A Guide to Modern Drinking, Vol II’ takes inspiration from modern art and celebrated artists, with each drink telling the story of the piece it pays homage to.
Tippling Club‘s latest venture is a continuation of Vol I which launched in late 2019, and transformed the culinary legacy of French chef Auguste Escoffier into cocktails.
Now, in Vol II of the series, each of the 26 cocktails created pays tribute to a modern artist or artwork, from Basquiat to Dali.
Chef-owner Ryan Clift and head bartender Andrew Loudon worked together to create the new bar menu, broken up into seven distinct categories: Champagne Cocktails, Cocktails, Rocks, Highballs, Through the Ages, Mocktails, and a section dedicated to classic cocktails using Lord Ryan’s Prohibition Gin, Tippling Club’s exotic spice-driven collaboration with Prohibition Liquor Co..
Of the first four classic cocktail styles, drinks include a nod to Joan Miró’s renowned painting Ciphers & Constellations, made with dill, calvados, Sudachi lime, champagne and sherbet (S$22).
The most expensive menu on the item Dollar Sign , inspired by Andy Warhol, blends Louis XIII, champagne, Okinawan Kokuto sugar and bitters and comes in at a whopping S$125.
Drinks on the menu are made with sustainability in mind. Ingredients are reused and repurposed wherever possible, from repurposed curd from the cocktail’s clarification process, to discarded citrus zests used for a Negroni jelly garnish.
Through the Ages, Tippling Club’s fifth section of new cocktails included in the ‘Guide to Modern Drinking, Vol II’ range uses different methods of ageing to alter one recipe. Using the classic Cognac cocktail Vieux Carré, versions aged through wood, leather, clay pot and sonic waves sit aside a control cocktail made there and then. Through the Ages is priced at S$25 for single portions or S$50 for a flight of five 25ml portions.
Find out more about Louis XIII in Southeast Asia here.