Progressive bartending & sustainable cocktail concept includes on-site garden grown ingredients

summer experiment

January 16th, 2021


Conceived by the team behind popular Layla Eatery & BarSummer Experiment opened in Saigon’s District 1 in late 2019. Applying a sensibility of meticulous attention to detail honed at the bar operation of Layla – and tuning into the aspirations and lifestyle of a contemporary (and knowledgeable) Vietnamese clientele looking to experience the latest cocktail trends – Summer Experiment introduced a new level of cocktail discovery to the Saigon bar scene.

Embracing a sustainable model of crafting cocktails, Summer Experiment has created a menu of flavorful cocktails that focuses on both locally sourced seasonal ingredients and on-premises grown botanicals and herbs. Unexpected combinations of local culinary ingredients and regular cocktail ingredients reference familiar local tastes. Additionally, thoughtful recycling of by-products and waste underscores the sustainable approach. Complemented with a strong selection of premium gins, white rums, and vodkas – signature cocktails exemplify the “summer” themed cocktail concept and tropical vibe of the bar.

In addition to the highlighted craft cocktails, the drinks list offers a wide selection of international wines, local and imported beers on tap, and an extensive array of top-notch spirits. Appetites are well-catered for with the kitchen serving up a menu of tasteful “garden eats” sharing plates and comfort foods.

Summer Experiment accommodates guests at the bar with custom-made bar stools, together with high tables for groups – and the outdoor garden terrace for smoking. Bookings are recommended.

Interior Design

Signature Cocktails

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    Dragons Delight - Bacardi Carta Blanca, infused guava syrup, red dragon fruit puree, sparkling wine
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    Black Rose - Jameson Irish Whiskey, Lillet Rose, Punt e Mes, creme de cassis, bitters
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    Milk Batch Baby - nitro-frozen alcoholic icecream - with Roku gin, green tea, yuzu puree, cream milk batch.
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    Milk Batch Baby - nitro-frozen Roku gin, green tea, yuzu puree, cream milk batch, bamboo charcoal dust, edible flowers.
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    Coco Negroni - cold drip filtered Roku gin, Martini Rosso, Campari, coconut ice & water
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    Sticky Colada - Bacardi Carta Blanca, local sticky rice spirit, coconut water, sweet black sticky rice

(nitro image credit Summer Experiment)

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