7 Ann Siang Hill B1-01, 069791 Singapore
It may sound like a lame pun, but it’s hard to deny that Singapore’s Operation Dagger is a cut above when it comes to dissecting the cocktail rule book and reinterpreting it with unique results. Since its emergence as one of the city state’s most hotly tipped bars back in 2015, its pioneering ethos, still meticulously led by flavour guru Luke Whearty, has taken the concept of culinary-inspired drinks to new levels.
Once you’ve located the bar itself (no mean feat) in the buzzing streets of Singapore’s Chinatown, the clean lines and simple, uncluttered nature of the decor give way to some seriously impressive drinks, using a multitude of homemade tinctures, aromatic smoke, micro-herbs, vinegars and south east Asian spices. The presentation follows the décor – simple and elegant – which lets Operation Dagger’s masterful creations truly come to life. An absolute treat for the senses.