Buttery Nipples and Flying Singaporeans all around, please!
Given our obsession with coffee, it’s a wonder that it took this long for a bar that specialises in just coffee cocktails to materialise.
78 Alkofelic, the newly opened bar on Purvis Street, is all about coffee, cocktails, and coffee cocktails. Just in case you were wondering what language the name is supposed to be in, it’s a hybrid of the words “alcoholic” and “coffee”.
The bar is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and you can get your cold brews and lattes for a well-deserved coffee break. Teas and cold-pressed juices are also on the menu. For food, there’s a range of wraps, pizzas and and bites, and a selection of cakes and pastries for snacks.
When the sun sets, that’s when the bar really comes to life. Coffee cups turn into martini glasses as the the bartenders break out a cocktail menu specialising in coffee. A shot of coffee might not be enough to keep you awake throughout the night, but a shot of alcohol might be the answer. Aside from the quintessential Buttery Nipples and espresso martinis, the bar has whipped up their own coffee creations.
A must-have is the Flying Singaporean, which is an Absinthe and XO coffee cocktail which guarantees will have you so tripped out you feel like you are flying. A deadly mix that is not for the faint-hearted! The bar also gives a spin on the classic Old Fashioned by giving it a double shot of espresso, resulting in an Old Fashioned Coffee.
Like the Kopi-O that you get at your neighborhood coffeeshop? Try the Ripple Stimulant – a smooth concoction of Vodka, Kahlua and a shot of coffee. Another local creation is Romeo’s Juliet, a light mix of Patron, Frangelico, Bailey’s and fresh milk that goes down smoothly.
Not forgetting the weekly Ladies Night promotions! All ladies get 1-for-1 coffee cocktails from 6pm to 9pm every Wednesday.
For those who aren’t caffeine-inclined, fret not because the bar also does classic cocktails and bottled beers. But seriously, you’re at a bar that specialises in coffee cocktails. Get an espresso martini.