Tuesday, December 7, 2021

KOMYUNITI Bar & Restaurant: Placebo Cocktails, Christmas with Maker's Mark

KOMYUNITI Bar & Restaurant at Yotel Singapore has launched "placebo cocktails", made with alcohol-free spirits. 

No, no, no, these are NOT mocktails. These cocktails look, smell and taste almost LIKE THE REAL THING, without the hangover. It's great for folks who want to avoid alcohol but don't want to settle for meek alternatives. 

The hand-crafted cocktail menu features 9 exciting creations (S$16 each) including:

Cracked Maison Jar (above left): Aperitif Rosso, rosemary & strawberry shrub, ohba leaf and spiced ginger beer. Kinda like a sour plum drink!

The Gardener (above right): pea-infused dry spirit, cucumber & dill shrub, fresh herbs. Delightfully tangy!


“Gin & Tonic”: made with London dry spirit, Indian tonic water, fresh herbs, zest. Refreshingly easy to drink.


No-Groni: Botanical London dry spirit, Italian orange spirit, Aperitif Rosso and orange candy.


Not So Old Fashioned: American malt, spice cane spirit, spiced maple syrup, orange zest and Amarena dark cherry. This is very light.

Other drinks include Martini Zero, Amaretto Zero, Spritzing, and Umbrella-ella.

Multi award-winning mixologist As’ad Isnin draws inspiration from complex botanical blends found in alcoholic spirits to a full sensory experience through placebo cocktails.

I really like this concept because I don’t fancy the ethanol taste or alcohol's effect on the body. And these placebo cocktails are also not as sugary as most mocktails tend to be.


Also, check out the bar bites! Spicy Korean Chicken Wings (S$18), and fried Brussels sprouts (S$9) with crispy bacon and homemade hot sauce. I could not get enough of the latter; they're so moreish!

Festive Celebration with Maker's Mark 

But for those who'd still like to celebrate the season with real booze, KOMYUNITI is partnering with Maker’s Mark to present inventive and playful cocktails including the Knock Nogg, Make Santa Happy and Merry Cherry Sour.

The Knock Nogg, is made from aromatic flavours of butterscotch, vanilla pod and clarified milk and chocolate bitters. The Make Santa Happy provides a fruity kick with homemade carbonated peach tea, aromatic bitters, fresh mint and dried cranberry. The Merry Cherry Sour has a touch of cinnamon, dark cherry syrup, cranberry, lemon and egg white. 

Christmas Set Menu

KOMYUNITI is ringing in Christmas with a three-course set-menu in partnership with Maker’s Mark between 24 December to 27 December 2021. You'll enjoy a welcome cocktail and appetisers including a Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad and Festive Pumpkin Soup. Expect an assortment of specially curated meats for mains including Jingle Beef, which is 130 days aged Australian grain fed beef sirloin and Flambe Salmon. End the night with freshly made sweet treats featuring a Genoise Commune Cake and dessert cocktail, Cocktail On The Rock made with orange and cacao liqueur – a sweet deal for chocolate lovers!


To add to all the festivities, YOTEL has an exclusive Maker’s Mark package for guests, where they will receive exciting goodies during their stay. Upon booking a two-night staycation with daily breakfast, guests will receive a 750 ml bottle of Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky, a commemorative gift and free soft drink mixers as part of YOTEL’s Stay Yo Way – Make Your Mark! package. 

This package will be valid until 31 December 2021. 

See my previous post for a peek at what a staycation at YOTEL is like

YOTEL Singapore is located in the heart at 366 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238904. For reservations, please call +65 6866 8000 or visit the YOTEL Singapore website.

Many thanks to KOMYUNITI for the placebo cocktail experience. Last two photos courtesy of KOMYUNITI.


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