Going to the tropics for cocktail ideas


Westin Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, KL

Business hours: Noon to midnight.

Reservations: 010-303 1122

 Ferria KL bar offers a range of cocktails inspired by the flavours and ingredients of the tropical rainforest, each served in unique glassware.

Rum is the base for most of the cocktails, others use whiskey.

Tropical fruits like pineapples add citrusy and refreshing notes.

Signature cocktails include Monkey Business that has rum, Malibu rum and coconut cream which has a sweet, fruity and tropical taste.

Monkey Business at Ferria KL.Monkey Business at Ferria KL.

For something more zesty, try Fun in the Wild that is made of gin, passionfruit and lime.

The ingredients create a well-balanced drink with a complex flavour profile.


LG floor, Starhill Gallery, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL

Business hours: Noon to midnight.Reservations: 018-929 8060

Enjoy cocktails inspired by the four seasons at The Alchemy bar, where gin takes centre stage.

The gin bar is also named after the Alkkemist Gin, which uses Muscat grape in its production.

Each of the six signature cocktails has individualised descriptions with interesting facts.

Bee’s Knees at The Alchemy.Bee’s Knees at The Alchemy.

James Bond fans will immediately identify the Vesper cocktail, made of gin, vodka, Lillet Blanc and lemon twist.

It is also the name of James Bond’s love interest in the movie Casino Royale.

Other signature cocktails to try include Bee’s Knees, which is made of gin, fresh lemon juice and honey.

The Butterfly is made of butterfly pea-infused gin, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice.

For something stronger, order Corpse Reviver 2 which consists of gin, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau, absinthe and lemon juice.

Guests can request for their gin of choice in the signature cocktails.


Lot 157, First Floor, Suria KLCC Shopping Centre, Jalan Ampang, KL

Business hours: 11am to 9pm.

Reservations: 010-902 0386

Primarily known for its prime beef cuts and steaks, Maria’s cocktail menu was created by Malaysia’s first female award-winning mixologist Amanda Wan.

The 10-cocktail menu reflects Maria’s origins, using Ipoh’s signature ingredients.

Maria’s Michelada at Maria’s Signature.Maria’s Michelada at Maria’s Signature.

One of the signature drinks, Pompaloma, uses pomelo which is synonymous with Ipoh, mixed with reposado tequila, grapefruit juice, agave syrup and lime juice with pomelo pulp.

Ipoh’s famous peanut brittle is incorporated into the Sesame Sour cocktail, a mix of bourbon, roasted hazelnut toffee syrup, lemon juice, sesame oil and egg white.

Oolong Fashioned is a concoction of bourbon infused with longan, oolong tea syrup, Angostura bitters as well as torched longan shell.

Other cocktails include Violet Tonic with a lavender and butterfly pea-infused gin, elderflower, pandan syrup, lime juice and dried rosebuds while the Earl Grey Tea-Ni is a mix of vodka, milk-clarified Earl Grey tea, rose syrup, lemon juice, egg white, crushed rosebuds and orange slivers.

The cocktail menu is available at Bangsar, KLCC, 1Powerhouse and Sunway.


Level 2, St Regis Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2 Kuala Lumpur

Business Hours: 5pm to midnight.

Reservations: 03-2727668

Astor Bar’s “Art of Drinking” launch featured a series of creative cocktails.

It took guests through an immersive adventure of New York’s five neighbourhoods – Lower Manhattan, Midtown, Upper Manhattan, East Side and West Side.

Each was represented by A Ritual Fizz, Royal Palladium Fizz, Duke of Jazz, Roselle’s Julep and Clarke Colada respectively.

The Royal Palladium Fizz at Astor Bar.The Royal Palladium Fizz at Astor Bar.

A Ritual Fizz is a combination of coffee-infused limoncello, cream, lemon, orange blossom water, sugar and soda while Royal Palladium Fizz is a mix of Prosecco, vodka, cherry brandy, pineapple, Sakura, honey and lime.

The Duke of Jazz incorporates white rum, tequila, pineapple, honey water, lemon and Oleo Saccharum (infused syrup) while the Roselle’s Julep, a whiskey lover’s choice, is a concoction of rye whiskey, strawberry and honey shrub, mint and Angostura bitters.

Globally, each St Regis hotel has its own take on the classic Bloody Mary cocktail.

At St Regis Kuala Lumpur, the Asam Boi Mary takes inspiration from the local hawker drink.

It combines asam boi-infused vodka, tomato, calamansi, paprika, Sarawak black pepper, cili padi as well as hot sauce for a delightful kick.

Drinks inspired by local culture, history and stories of resilience


GF, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

Business hours: 10am to midnight

Reservations: 03-2706 8088

GET in the mix at R Bar and experience the Bar Ritual where lively entertainment and unique concoctions come together for a unique experience.

R Bar redefines its bar scene with a locally-inspired narrative to bring guests together for a spontaneous evening filled with cultural sips and pop-up interactions.

Echoes of History at R Bar.Echoes of History at R Bar.

Some of the signature cocktails include Echoes of History that is a mix of sesame oil washed Beefeater Gin, monk fruit, chrysanthemum, red dates and goji berry.

It draws its inspiration from the enduring legacy of Kien Fatt Medical Store, a traditional Chinese medicine shop that has stood the test of time in Petaling Street for nearly eight decades, weathering through different periods of history and economic cycles.

Another signature is The Merchants cocktail which has a Black Tea-infused Auchentoshan 12 Years Whisky base.

It is mixed with Bentong ginger syrup, grapefruit bitters, Angostura Bitters, earl grey and tangerine smoke.

The drink pays homage to Kong Wooi Fong Tea Merchants, a humble venture founded by Liew Da Zhi in 1928.

Driven by the goal of providing for his family, he sowed the seeds of an enterprise that would stand the test of time.

What started as a modest endeavor has flourished for over 90 years, spanning four generations and today, the business stands as one of the leading tea traders in the country.

Experience Bar Ritual every Thursday to Sunday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.


Level 33, Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, Jalan Utara C, Petaling Jaya

Business hours: 3pm to midnight

Reservations: 03-7622 8888 or Whatsapp 017-228 6098

Step into the shadows and sip on Sala Bar’s Witch’s Brew Halloween Cocktail from Sheraton Petaling Jaya’s rooftop at Level 33.

Continuing from the Halloween season last month, the bar speciality cocktail is available until Nov 30.

Concocted with a blend of Broker’s Gin, Lychee syrup and others, this zesty and flavourful cocktail with a hint of spice is sure to conjure the Halloween spirit.

Witch’s Brew Halloween Cocktail at Sala Bar.Witch’s Brew Halloween Cocktail at Sala Bar.

You can enjoy this ghoulish dram for RM40nett per drink.

Other cocktails to savour include Caipirinha, Caipiroska, Mojito, Lychee Mojito, Pisco Sour and Margarita.

Visitors can also enjoy the majestic view of the Petaling Jaya skyline at this rooftop bar.

Furnished with Latin-inspired décor, al fresco dining and scenic views of the city skyline, Sala Bar also has charcoal-grilled meats and salad on its Sizzling Sundays for patrons to relax and recharge.

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