At Philtration They Say, One Medicinal Cocktail A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
If you're still working hard on your new year's resolutions about staying healthy and fit, this new speakeasy comes in handy so you don't have to sacrifice on fun either. Philtration is the brainchild of brand new F&B Group Elysium Enterprise. The hidden bar located in a century-old doctor's house serves exquisite herbally-infused cocktails based on traditional Chinese medicine recipes. All tailored from the secret basement of the property, the cocktails pay homage to the famed Moh Mee, the late doctor who once concocted his own herbal medicines from the very same spot.
Behind the bar, bar manager Shavinraj "The fairy godfather" Gopinath beckons you to try the cocktails infused with herbs, spices, and teas, jovially explaining their beneficial properties as aphrodisiacs, stimulants, stress relievers or health and beauty boosters in the process. A must-try is the Philsper Martini made of jasmine, Iron Balls vodka, Carpano dry jasmine and Iron Balls gin, a concoction that apparently aids in maintaining healthy functioning brain cells, detox, sleep and getting rid of those headaches—just don't overdo it.
If you are looking for something stronger, try the Siamese Naka—turmeric, coconut, watermelon brine, Arvesolte Aquavit, Carpano Bianco and grated coconut around the glass. This blend helps reduce blood pressure, slow down the ageing process and control cholesterol. For tea lovers, make sure to not miss the Antique Cup Of Tea. Served in a Chinese teapot, the cocktail contains oolong tea, Giffard elderflower, lime, Roku gin and DOM.
Additionally, healthy cocktails and the mysterious locale can do wonders for your social media game. Philtration offers the most candid and Instagrammable corners with beautiful vintage furniture and interiors that are all about soft curves, Art Deco hints and sleek streaks of light. Make sure to snap a photo in front of the original medicinal drawers by the entrance before falling for Philtration's philtres and potions.
2 Kasem San 3 Alley
Open Tuesday-Sunday 7pm-2am
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