Master Bartender Dario Knox launches drinking den exploring the history of cocktail craftsmanship

The Backdrop


November 28th, 2023


Destined to make an impact on the cocktail scene in Singapore, The Backdrop was launched in September within an intimate space at the voco Orchard Singapore hotel. Conceived and created by internationally acclaimed Master Bartender Dario Knox who brings over 19 years of global expertise to his new bar project. With an unwavering passion for the craft and deep reverence for the past, Knox has created a haven for cocktail enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable journey through time.

Patrons can expect a captivating journey through time and taste as The Backdrop sets its sights on elevating the international drinking scene. Drawing inspiration from the ancient tradition of elixirs and percolations, this visionary space is dedicated to the extraction of botanicals and showcases the techniques discovered and perfected from the 1800s until today. The result is an unparalleled sensory experience that fuses the rich heritage of Italian “liquoristica”, extraction techniques, and traditional product making with the spirit of innovation.

With its sleek and sophisticated ambiance, The Backdrop offers a space where history, innovation, and elegance converge. The bar is uniquely designed – an intimate sexy space where the magic of mixology at its peak unfolds behind the scenes. Guests are immersed within the intimate and dimly lit atmosphere that pays homage to the golden era of good drinking while embracing the modern techniques of today. The bar’s knowledgeable and passionate staff guide guests on a transformative journey, unraveling the secrets of centuries-old recipes and elevating the cocktail experience to unprecedented heights.

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The Cocktail Menu at The Backdrop is a testament to the art of mixology, divided into Acts and sections that highlight the various cocktail-making techniques discovered and refined from the 1800s until the present day with imaginative takes. From classic techniques that have stood the test of time to modern interpretations that push the boundaries of flavour, guests can expect a curated selection that appeals to both traditionalists and adventurous imbibers

The Backdrop is more than just a bar; it aspires to be an enlightening experience for patrons.
The bar will offer masterclasses, workshops, and tasting events, providing enthusiasts and aspiring mixologists with an opportunity to delve deeper into the world of cocktail craftsmanship. Through these immersive experiences, guests will gain a greater appreciation for the rich history and techniques behind each libation.

The Backdrop accepts reservations on Chope Reservations only – while the bar is also “walk-in” friendly with seats saved for walk-ins.

(images credit The Backdrop)

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