Situated in Fairmont Singapore, a renowned cocktail bar ANTI:DOTE has revived a beloved concept ,cure-alls, consisting of a range of innovative drinks. The new menu features a diverse selection of drinks inspired by both ancient and contemporary remedies.
The Cure-All menu, created by Head Mixologist Kingston Chin, is divided into three sections: Long Long Time Ago, which features ancient remedies from different parts of the world; Grandma Says, which highlights cures passed down through generations; and Modern Times, which showcases contemporary mixtures. Additionally, the new drinks menu is complemented by new tapas options to enhance the overall experience.
Starting with Long Long Time Ago, step into dynastic China with the Ancient Love Potion. This magical concoction is made with historical ingredients such as date-infused baijiu for energy and fertility, rosella kombucha for digestion, and pink-aromatised wine. Served in a smoke-filled Chinese clay pot, it symbolises an offering to ancestors for healthy relationships.
The next drink in Long Long Time Ago drink section is Wand and Potion. Customers can order per glass or punch bowl. This drink pays homage to the Mesoamerican cacao ceremony by combining genever, a traditional Dutch spirit infused with juniper berries, anise, and ginger, with cacao. The added cacao represents the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilisations. The drink is served in a glass cauldron, along with fresh herbs that guests can mix into their drink, resulting in their own unique "potions" imbued with the true spirit of cacao.
For centuries, tea has been enjoyed and celebrated for its many health benefits. The British, in particular, have a deep appreciation for this beloved beverage, as evidenced in the cocktail "Anna, Put That Little Finger Down!", which blends Earl Grey tea, Pimms, Hendricks' Orbium gin, mint, strawberry marmalade, and burnt orange. Though the vintage teacup and playful name harken back to traditional tea-time etiquette, the bold flavours and modern twist of this cocktail make it anything but ordinary.
Moving on to Grandma Says drink category. This drink category draws upon home remedies passed down through generations. Ammachi's Coffee is a unique cocktail inspired by the ancient Indian holistic healing practice of the same name. This delightful drink features Chukku kappi, a spiced coffee made with ingredients like ginger, black pepper, cumin, and cardamom, which adds a pleasant warmth to the whisky and rum-based cocktail. The drink is topped off with a refreshing orange ginger air by Kingston, which provides a light and refreshing contrast to the rich flavours of the cocktail. For those who prefer a non-alcoholic version, the Lyre's Malt and Spiced Cane option provides a similar depth of flavour without the alcohol.
Indulge in the exquisite taste of Obachan's Secret, a Japanese beverage that boasts a blend of sherry, gin, and umeshu. The drink is made even more delightful with the addition of sparkling genmaicha, which gives a refreshing and invigorating sensation. A homemade umami umeboshi is added to complete the drink, known for its superfood properties in Japan and its ability to enhance the immune system. The pickled plum adds a salty and sour taste, which gives the cocktail a savoury depth. The drink is presented on a wooden tray alongside a mini bonsai, which adds a natural and calming touch to the overall aesthetics of the presentation. The Obachan's Secret is an exquisite cocktail with a refreshing and harmonious flavour, perfect for anyone who loves Japanese-inspired beverages.
Celebrate the local flavours and versatility of the beloved Asian plant, pandan, with Pandan Everywhere. The cocktail is made with a base of milk tea-washed Remy Martin VSOP cognac and pandan coconut fat-washed Bacardi Carta Blanca rum, providing a smooth texture. A light floral note is added with pandan rose air as a finishing touch. The delicious mix of pandan and coconut flavours lingers on the palate, paying homage to the plant's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that have been cherished throughout the centuries.
The advent of technology has revolutionised the areas of medicine and healthcare. Although certain traditional remedies persist in treating common injuries and curing contemporary illnesses, recent breakthroughs have enabled societies to progress towards novel medical fields. In the cocktail section called Modern Times, Kingston enhances ageless panaceas through molecular gastronomy and culinary innovation.
Déjà Vu cocktail, made with Peruvian pisco, is a tribute to classic Peruvian beverages and includes quinine, a remedy used for centuries to cure malaria and other illnesses. It features a ginger tonic made in-house, infused with cinchona bark, a plant-based source of quinine that was introduced to the Old World during the Age of Discovery. The ginger tonic adds a spicy and slightly sweet taste, while clear lime juice provides a tangy flavour, resulting in a refreshing modern drink with significant historical background.
Indulge in the bold and daring El Padrino cocktail, inspired by the influential godfathers of Mexico. This Mexican-inspired drink features beeswax-aged mezcal, smoked honey, cherry berry mix, and burnt citrus juice for a complex and layered flavour experience. The true magic lies in the two flavour-changing pills that come with a handwritten prescription. Dissolving in your mouth, these pills add sweetness and transform the cocktail's flavours, much like a godfather's life-transforming influence. Embrace the spirit of the Mexican godfathers and savour El Padrino for a sweet and smoky taste sensation.
Experience the one-of-a-kind cocktail, What Do You Want?! - an exceptional concoction that adds a playful twist to the classic Italian Negroni Sbagliato, originally discovered by accident. This DIY masterpiece features three test tubes brimming with butterfly pea-infused rum, sakura vermouth, Suze, and pear cordial. The combination of vibrant hues and distinct flavours of each component produces a visually stunning and scientifically thrilling beverage.
ANTI:DOTE has introduced a new tapas menu for evening dining that complements their delicious cocktails. The new menu includes the Joselito Paleta Ham with Spanish crystal bread, which boasts a rich buttery flavour and crunchy texture. The Hokkaido Scallop Dumpling, served with peanut tofu, Kristal caviar, is also an excellent choice. Irish Oysters No. 3, another exquisite dish, offers a subtle taste of the ocean.
The bar also have vegan options. The new Smoked Baby Aubergine is a delicious option, served with red pepper mascarpone, macadamia nuts, and Japanese pentas flowers grown in the hotel's on-site Aquaponics farm.
Indulging in desserts can be quite a treat. They are a special treat. A great accompaniment to cocktails is the Chilli Cocoa Waffle, served with chilli inside a crispy cone for a delightfully spicy crunch. For something tropical burst of flavour, Tropical Fruits, which includes passion fruit, coconut, banana, and pineapple, is a perfect delight. ANTI:DOTE
Hours: Daily, 12:00 - 14:30, 15:00 - 17:00 and 17:30 - 00:00
Reserve: +65 6431 5315
Location: 80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560