Acclaimed Singapore Bar Atlas Champions Contemporary Cocktail Techniques with New Menu

Atlas Singapore

(L: Head Bartender – Lidiyanah ‘Yana’ K  |  R: Preservation of Fire – Lombardi’s)


March 30th, 2024


Occupying the grand Art Deco-inspired lobby space of the Parkview building, Singapore cocktail bar ATLAS ignites the passion for the art of bartending with the launch of its new cocktail menu, ‘Preservation of Fire’. The new  cocktail menu has been conceived by Head Bartender Lidiyanah ‘Yana’ K and the skilled ATLAS team, and pays homage to the rich history of cocktail making techniques and enduring traditions that have fuelled generations of bartenders. Guests are invited to embark on a captivating journey through time, in which influences and discoveries spanning centuries are celebrated across a menu of exquisite cocktails that showcase the evolving technical craft of bartending.

“Preservation of Fire’ is actually a quote from the Austrian composer, Mahler, in which he talks about how tradition is a force that can ignite innovation,” says ATLAS Head Bartender Yana. “This menu is our love letter to the history of bartending; we can’t wait to narrate this story for our guests through a collection of cocktails that takes them on a historical journey that bridges the past with the present.”

The drinks are curated on the menu across four chapters, each representing a technique used in bartending: Carbonation, Temperature, Washing, and Infusion. Four cocktails, each offering a classic style – Martini, Champagne Cocktail, Sour, and Old Fashioned – appear in each chapter, inviting drinks lovers to merge the quintessential with the modern. Each drink is listed alongside its ABV (Alcohol By Volume) to allow mindful drinking, and a fifth non-alcoholic cocktail concludes each chapter.

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[ L: Silver Bullet (Temperature)   C: Electric Club (Washing)   R: Age of Discovery (Infusion) ]

Highlights of the new cocktail menu include from the Carbonation chapter, a gin cocktail titled Priestley’s Company, named after Joseph Priestley, who invented carbonated water in 1776. And from the Temperature chapter – a standout drink is the Lombardi’s which transports guests to the historic pizzeria in Little Italy from which it was named, bringing savoury culinary notes of capsicum, sweetcorn, lime and chile combined with pisco, shaken with rosemary and served with a torched basil mozzarella garnish.

In the Washing chapter cocktails take inspiration from the 17th Century origins of the milk punch, an indulgent technique of ‘washing’ spirits with dairy or fats. This process enriches the spirit with flavour before filtration and clarification returns it to its clear form. Electric Club is a butter-washed bourbon Old Fashioned with layers of complexity, utilising the nutty essence of Frangelico liqueur alongside chocolate bitters, sherry and the botanical Amaro Nonino.

In the final chapter the the drinks pay homage to the ancient technique of Infusion, in which bartenders steep botanicals, herbs and spices in a liquid to extract vibrant flavours. A non-alcoholic expression of the infusion technique is the  Age of Discovery which utilises Seedlip Spice with raspberry-infused Italian soda and a passionfruit vanilla syrup.

The drinks menu continues to feature all the ATLAS favourites, from the ATLAS Martini to the ATLAS French 75, and guests can select their ultimate Gin & Tonic from the unrivalled ATLAS gin collection using an illustrative ‘wheel’ pairing flavour notes with the perfect tonic.

ATLAS opening hours are Tuesday to Thursday from 12.00 pm to 12.00 am; Friday & Saturday from 12.00pm to 2.00am; and closed on Sunday and Monday. Table bookings are recommended – make reservations here – or call +65 6396 4466 for further assistance.


(images credit ATLAS)

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