Stepping into High Bar Society, Singapore's first alcoholic gelato cocktail bar, I was drawn to the whimsical pink concoction on the menu - the "Barbie's Pink 'Fro" highball. True to its name, the drink arrived pretty in pink, crowned with a fluffy cotton candy "fro". The sweetness of the cotton candy ice cream paired sublimely with the floral notes of whiskey and soda water. With each sip, I felt like a giddy kid again at a carnival.
However, the star of the show was undoubtedly High Bar Society's selection of artisanal whiskey, whisky and classic cocktail gelato creations.
The Singapore Sling gelato paid homage to our nation's iconic drink. Infused with Sipsmith VJOP, Cherry Heering and other liquors, each spoonful burst with the zesty, tropical flavors of pineapple and lime associated with the classic sling.
Second up was the Emerald Nutsack - Sicilian pistachio gelato infused with the sweet honeyed notes of Glenmorangie Lasanta. The smooth whisky accentuated the nutty flavor beautifully.
Next was the Misty Scotsman, a decadent pairing of velvety nama chocolate gelato with the smoky peatiness of Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Each spoonful was rich and intense.
The Highland Fling blended Ecuador chocolate sorbet with chocolate bits, infused with the warm oakiness of The Macallan's Sherry cask finish.
Finally, the Shady Nutjob combined chocolate hazelnut gelato with the caramel woodiness of Woodford Reserve for a nutty, boozy finish.
Savoring the flight was a journey through diverse flavors and whisky regions. Chef Sharon's artful pairings bring out the complexity in both the spirits and gelato. High Bar Society is truly pioneering uncharted territory in the Singapore food and beverage scene. This new spot is pure bliss for whisky and dessert fans alike!
Address: 52 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088473
Weekdays 5PM to midnight
Weekends 5PM to 2am