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History With A Twist



Mixology fans will love the delicious and tempting new cocktails created by the expert bartending team at Raffles Singapore for its new Timeline Cocktails Menu. Starting from SGD27 (US$21), the new cocktail collection, created to mark the hotel’s long, rich, and varied history, is available in the Long Bar and Raffles Courtyard. Highlights include the Fables of the East, which pays homage to Somerset Maugham's first visit to the hotel in 1921, when he gave permission for the hotel to use his famous quotation, “Raffles stands for all the fables of the exotic East”.  The cocktail is an exciting combination of Ron Zacapa 23 years, St. Germain, passion fruit puree, fresh calamansi juice, and chamomile syrup. Alternatively, try The Stray Tiger, based on the rumour that a tiger was shot under the billiard table in the hotel's Bar & Billiard Room in 1902 (the truth is that it was shot under the actual Bar & Billiard building). The Stray Tiger embodies the excitement of this pioneering time in Singapore and is a layered cocktail with white rum, Cointreau, vermouth, fresh lime juice, absinthe, and lemongrass foam. www.raffles.com






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