My most memorable Singapore Sling was from The Jazzy Brick in Vientiane, a cocktail bar run by a Laotian bloke who studied in Australia. It was boozy, tart, sweet- heaven in a glass. Unfortunately Laos is a touch too far to travel for a fix so I am delighted to have discovered somewhere a little closer to home.
Gardel’s Bar in Surrey Hills, upstairs from Porteño, is the perfect place to lounge back, sip cocktails and nibble on some pinxtos whilst waiting for a table downstairs or just because. It’s relaxed, the service is attentive and the drinks are sensational.
Now, how can I get myself to the Raffles Hotel?
Good to know:
Singapore Sling $18
358 Cleveland Street
Tuesday to Saturday 6:00pm to midnight
The Jazzy Brick
No 34/1 Ban Xieng Gneun
Image: Thomas Southam