The bartenders here focus on Singapore flavours and ingredients, and the drinks are divided into four categories: herbs, fruits, spices and flora. Pan’s signature drink, Leo’s Flip, inspired by the festive pineapple tart, was awarded the title of Singapore’s Next Top Cocktail in 2017 at the Singapore Cocktail Festival.
Nutmeg and Clove’s name was inspired by the spice trade that was prevalent in Chinatown
This zesty cocktail is a blend of amaretto liqueur, Wild Turkey American Honey liqueur, rum, egg yolk, fresh pineapple juice and homemade spiced pineapple puree – Chinese New Year in a glass. Pan started bartending while pursuing a diploma in restaurant and culinary operations, and the bartending consumed her life, along with Asia’s Next Top Model, her favourite TV show. Pan says the best time to visit this dark, handsome Cantonese shophouse is on Mondays, when happy hour lasts all night. If you get hungry, the bar has some comfort fusion food such as Crispy Duck Confit sandwiches and Salted Egg Chicken.
Go for: local flavours
Location: 10 Ann Siang Hill
This article first appeared in the December issue.