These hipster cocktails will make you fall for Chinese herbs

These hipster cocktails will make you fall for Chinese herbs
PHOTO: Eu Yan Sang

SINGAPORE - Does the sight of Chinese herbs bring to mind dark-coloured and bitter medicine?

If you think Chinese herbs taste icky, these cocktails at The Library will change your mind.

Mixologists at the speakeasy have teamed up with traditional Chinese medicine specialist Eu Yan Sang to incorporate Chinese herbs into five of its new drinks.

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Photo: Eu Yan Sang

Among them, the Sun of Fuji (above) - which consists of white rum, hawthorn berry, tofu, smoked lychee, almond, rose and lime - is pleasantly tangy.

Photo: Eu Yan Sang

Another drink, the Thousand Eyes Cobbler (above), is a refreshing fruity mix made with rum infused with the Chinese five spices, goji berry, raspberry, passion fruit, lemon and Angostura bitters.

The cocktails are available now - but only for a limited time - at The Library's standard prices (around $25).

Photo: Eu Yan Sang

For the peckish, three herb-inspired limited edition canapes - Five Spices Fish Skin (above), Chrysanthemum Jelly with Goji Berry & Ophiopogon and Grilled Pork Belly Skewers with black sesame seeds - will also be on the menu from next week.

If you're worried your lack of knowledge in Chinese herbs will hamper the decision-making process, you can take a short automated test at the Eu Yan Sang pop-up store (below) at the bar to find out which drink best suits your personality.

Photo: Eu Yan Sang

The pop-up store, which will run till May 31, also has informative Four-Tune Cards which provide remedies for hangovers and other common health problems. Taking care of your health while getting a drink - we like!

huizhen@sph.com.sg

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