ATLAS Launches New Drinking Menu ‘SIMPLE PLEASURES’ – A Celebration of Life’s Joys
March 16th, 2023
Designed and developed by ATLAS Head Bartender Lidiyanah’ Yana’ K and the ATLAS team, the new menu celebrates the simplicity of well-made cocktails and the pleasures that transcend time. The menu explores the origins of four classic cocktails – Martini, Sour, Old Fashioned, and the Champagne Cocktail – each with a beautifully illustrated chapter, commemorating the timeless indulgence of leisurely pursuits with a nod to drinking history.
Insights into the heritage of the four classic cocktails are followed by five additional drinks in each style, one being ATLAS’ signature version and four modern interpretations of this classic, including a no-alcohol interpretation. With an innovative step toward greater transparency to aid guests in navigating the cocktails, each drink notes its Alcohol by Volume (ABV) percentage. This allows patrons to order according to their expectations and tailor their drinking journey to suit; the higher the percentage, the punchier the drink. Conversely, a drink with a lower percentage is expected to be lighter.
- Martini category – features the Montgomery 21.6% (S$24), named for a specific style of Martini. This herbaceous cocktail is built upon mint tea-infused vodka, dry vermouth and absinthe, and comes with a garnish of olive oil caviar.
- Sours category – the Ode To Odyssey 7.2% (S$22), is ATLAS’ take on the notoriously labor-intensive Ramos Gin Fizz. An egg white substitute, AER, recreates the unique mouthfeel while keeping an eye on sustainability. The Ode To Odyssey, made with Australian shiraz gin, clarified milk, and a toasted raisin-cinnamon syrup, is a creamy, sweet, yet surprisingly refreshing concoction.
- Old Fashioned – this chapter presents a stiff drink – the Valley Of The Ashes (S$25), with an abv of 23.5%, making it the second most potent drink in its category.
- Champagne Cocktail category – try the Hope On The Horizon as a no-alcohol (S$14) alternative. The non-alcoholic version of the Champagne Cocktail uses kombucha and yuzu to mimic its flavours. Inspired by the classic ATLAS French 75 21.1% (S$26), it is finished with a table-side pour of kumquat, pomegranate syrup, and lime juice.
At the turn of the 20th century, a cocktail renaissance was afoot – it was a time of creativity, indulgence, and excess, and it paved the way for the modern cocktail culture we enjoy today. ATLAS seeks to reignite the drinking traditions of this era by underscoring the timeless nature of these iconic cocktails and their ability to resonate with people across generations.
ATLAS opens Tuesday to Thursday from 12.00 pm to 12.00 am; and Friday & Saturday from 12.00 pm to 2.00 am. (closed on Mondays – and Sundays open only on the 2nd Sunday of each month for “Sundays at Atlas”.
Simple Pleasures Cocktails
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