If you’ve read the previous feature on The Carvery, you’d know just how obsessed we are with the amazing views this boutique hotel offers. Aqua Luna is a gorgeous bar that’s perched right on the edge of the 7th floor of Park Hotel Alexandra, and is essentially encased in a glass dome of sorts. Think full-length windows that give you spectacular panoramic views of the Southern Ridges in all their glory.
Their infinity pool has a swim up bar, so you can order yourself a couple of tipples and watch the setting sun streak the sky with the pink blush of a Singapore Sling; it’s a welcome respite from concrete pavements and towering skyscrapers of downtown Singapore (actually only mere 15 minutes away).
The in-house bar team whipped up three delish cocktails for our drinking pleasure, and first up was their Sour Plum Mojito!
Fresh mint leaves and sour plum powder are first crushed together for a real kick of sour-plummy goodness.
Now for the stuff that makes a mojito great – rum! And topped off with ginger ale instead of the standard lime juice for a zesty kick.
The drink is then garnished with more sour plums, a fresh sprig of mint, and a lime wedge, and there we have it: a perfect, refreshing mojito. Perfect for Singapore’s summer heat, and waaaaay better than all the sour plum shots we used to down at Zouk in our youth (minus the nasty hangover!)
Here are two others that you absolutely CANNOT miss: the Hot Melons cocktail and Alexandra Sunset. The Hot Melons is made with sugar, spice and everything nice – the sweetness of fresh watermelon goes perfectly well with chili padi, Myers’ dark rum, and citrusy soursop sorbet… I know it sounds strange, but just try it – it’s a drink guaranteed to get the party started!
The Alexandra Sunset is my personal favourite. -The splash of flamed rosemary-infused Grand-Marnier is zesty and slightly smoky, and goes perfectly with fresh lime, lemon, and pineapple juices and cherry liqueur. The addition of both white and dark rum gives this tropical drink a pleasant, vanilla-caramel undertone. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy by twilight!
Is a bar experience truly complete without tasty bar grub? Aqua Luna has a different take on the standard truffle fries – they serve Truffle Polenta Fries instead! These parmesan-coated goodies are served alongside house-made truffle mayonnaise (made with real truffles, no less!) for an earthy, yet intensely satisfying flavour.
The Chorizo and Onion Flatbread pizza is crisp yet chewy and comes straight out of their wood-fired Beech oven. Their Mini Beef Burgers are also the perfect thing to munch on if you’re craving something more substantial – they’re served juicy and perfectly medium-rare on a toasted sesame bun. YUM.
Here’s some great news – Aqua Luna offers a Toasts To Indulgence party package for groups of 10 or more: unlimited house pours for 2.5 hours accompanied by a delicious medley of gourmet bar bites such as Tiger Prawns & Pesto Pizza, Smoked Wedges and Chicken Wings for $40++ per guest! So grab a couple of friends (or colleagues after a long work day) and indulge in great food, good booze, and a killer view.
Find it at 323 Alexandra Road, Level 7, Park Hotel Alexandra, 159972
Book a table at Aqua Luna and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with the code TASTYBLOG