If you are looking for some gastrobar that serve exotic cocktail, we recommend you to try Flying Monkey’s New Cocktail Menu. It was hardly seen or heard that Indian spices were added to the cocktail and I was skeptical. However, after sampling the cocktail, we think this was wise.
Being an Indian restaurant and bar, one may think that it is located in Little India, however, this is incorrect. Instead, they are situated in Kampong Glam.
Flying Monkey’s New Cocktail Menu
A total of 12 concoctions are in this Flying Monkey’s New Cocktail Menu. Among the creation, we selected 5 of our favourite.
On the top of the list is the signature cocktail, Flying Monkey ($20) named after its restaurant. To be true to its name, the bar-tender selected a blended malt whisky, Monkey Shoulder, together with Cognac, Bitters, Orgeat, Lemon and the Indian Spice that is used for this drink is Tamarind. The end result was a tangy and fruity smooth dark-coloured alcohol.
Mumbai To Milan ($19) is created as the owner has an Italian restaurant in addition to this Indian Gastrobar. In it are Darjeeling Tea in the mix of Gin, Campari, Aperol and both dry and sweet Vermouth. I enjoyed.
Quick Gun Murugan ($19) reminded me of Margarita mainly due to the rim of chilli powder and salt and it is also a tequila based drink with lemon, cointreau among other ingredients added. Spicy is what most will notice instantaneously before the citrusy and alcohol.
India 47 ($18) though consist of caramel which is usually very sweet and ginger which is an ingredient I usually avoid in Rum and Lemon, I like the flavour.
Holy Water ($20) is a Jasmine infused in a reservoir of alcohol, Gin, Vodka and Vermouth. I always love floral hint beverage, therefore no surprise.
The Rest of The Cocktail
The Remaining six cocktails are as inviting.
Honey Where’s My Chai ($20), a espresso and chai infused in dark rum and the spice is cardamon bitters. End result is very much a sweetish alcoholic coffee. Personally, I find it a little too saccharine since I like more of the bitterness of coffee.
Lassi Wassi is adapted from the popular Indian beverage, Mango Lassi. Monkey Shoulder is the alcohol while the spice is Tumeric that are added to this mixture.
Baby Doll ($18), blend of Vodka, Pineapple, Vanilla, Lemon and Egg White with Saffron. I hardly enjoyed Vanilla, hence, no exception to this. Not my kind of drink.
One of the cocktail without spice is the Master Blaster ($20). It has all my favourite ingredients, a pity I am neutral to the combination.
The Japanese Wife ($18) is influence by a love story that started with a letter. Two components made up this creation. Top portion is the sake. At the bottom, to enjoy only after the sake is drunk, is the old monk, guava, maraschino, citrus and saline solution. I like the latter but not so much of the former.
Bang Bang ($19) is at the bottom of my list, as I didn’t like the smoky hint.
Lastly, the Gulaboo ($18) a very pretty reddish drink, a pity, I didn’t try.
Depending on preference I suppose, you will find your favourite drink at Flying Monkey’s New Cocktail Menu.
67 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199480
Tel: +65 6291 0695
Tuesday – Sunday 1200 to 1430, 1730 to 2300
- Downtown line & East West line – Bugis station
- At or opposite Plaza Parkroyal along Beach Road 100, 107, 107M, 961, 980
- Before Sultan Mosque along North Bridge Road 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197
- Near Bali Lane, along Ophir Road – 48