Drinks at Bar Stories, Singapore

This is the world’s best bar. Best. Bar. In the World. YOU ARE WELCOME.
It’s tucked away down in Haji Lane. Ming, Helena and I went for after-dinner drinks. That’s acceptable for a Monday night, right?

It’s very small, which is one of the things I love about it. There’s seating around the bar and a little seating beside it. That’s it. I would recommend coming on a weekday as the weekend would be jam-packed, and the drinks take a while to make, and you’ll see why in a bit.

They are extremely well-stocked. And for good reason.

You see, Bar Stories don’t have a menu. You tell them what you like and they’ll make your dreams come true. They create your perfect cocktail that not only tastes like everything you’ve ever wanted, but look even more beautiful than you could have ever imagined. I’M NOT EVEN EXAGGERATING.

I got drink envy all night watching the bartender making drinks for other people. I just wanted to have some of everyones drink. Obviously I definitely hadn’t drunk that much to get that friendly. I’ve never enjoyed waiting for my drink so much.

Ming asked for something chocolatey. The bartender suggested Nutella mixed with simple flavours such as honey. We agreed without asking too many questions and let him do his thing. We watched in excitement as he added scoops of ice-cream.

This was the end result. Have you ever seen something so magnificent in your life? I highly doubt it.

Ming’s pretending to drink it. The truth is she went on a juice detox to get her health into ship shape (something I really should do).

So we drunk it instead. It tasted as incredible as it looked.

Sucker.

Yumyumyum.

Helena’s turn was next. She wanted something chocolatey too, so he suggested something with lemongrass. We trusted his master opinion so agreed to everything. Our eyes widened as he picked up that bottle of Hershey’s chocolate sauce.

Oh. My. God.

MY TURN!
I love a good fruity cocktail, so I asked for something with pineapple, but not too thick – didn’t want a calorific Piña Colada. The bartender originally suggested adding an egg to make the texture amazing, which worried me slightly, but I hesitantly agreed. However, he later passed my order to my best gal Kino, who was honestly incredibly the entire night.

What a beauty. It was a mixture of amazingness that included light rum, dark rum and homemade pineapple syrup.

Since Ming wasn’t drinking, I filtered my drinking desires through her order. We saw a bottle of white chocolate liqueur, and I suggested a cocktail with white chocolate and berries. Ming asked Kino if a white chocolate and strawberry drink was possible. Of course it was.

It was Ming’s ultimate cocktail. White chocolate and chocolate liqueur with a little bit of white rum and strawberry purée.

This is why the cocktails take a while to make, because the bartenders take so much time and care over the presentation of each one.
Helena saw that someone had a flaming cocktail, so ordered a cocktail specifically asking for it to be flamed, as well as summery, strong, sweet and fruity.

This baby was made with French gin and fresh raspberries.

We saw someone had ordered an apple cocktail which looked amazing.

How cool is this…? There are no words.

Envy doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Someone else had ordered a berry cocktail, where a little paper cup was attached to the glass and filled with berries.

I comforted myself by making Ming order a cocktail with lychee and champagne, as I was the one drinking it and she just wanted the fun of ordering. Kino brought this to life and added some rose and elderflower to enhance the flavour.

It was my turn, and my last cocktail. I needed to leave with a bang and asked Kino if they had any peanut butter. I thought it was a long shot, but she excitedly said she did, and that she was confident about her peanut butter cocktail. Never have I been so excited in my life.
It finally came, topped off with a giant strawberry pocky and a shot of grape liqueur, which I had to drink straight after every sip to make it taste like peanut butter and jelly. Kino, will you marry me?

This was the Japanese grape liqueur. I need to get me some of this.

After watching in admiration of that girl’s apple cocktail, Helena and I suddenly had the idea of a toffee apple cocktail. Kino had never made one before so it was a first time for everybody. It was amazing. Debatably one of the best cocktails of the night. But everything was so good as it was made to perfection, there was not one cocktail I wasn’t ecstatic about.

Mondays have never been so good.

10 Comments

  1. August 1, 2013 / 10:59 pm

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    • August 1, 2013 / 11:47 pm

      Are you kidding, Ming eats SO much!! But she has to be fit and healthy for her new album

  2. August 1, 2013 / 11:49 pm

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    • August 2, 2013 / 8:06 am

      Hey there, have you dine with Ming before? This is Ming's cousin here, do you really want to argue that she doesn't eat when I have witnessed her since young that she's eating healthily. Yes it's a girls' night, but girls' night does not equivalent to alcohol-needed-night. She is a singer, I'm pretty sure you're aware that alcohol doesn't do good to her voice as well as her complexion. Y'know, it's rude to ask any plus-size person to eat less, likewise, it's rude as well to assume a slimmer person doesn't eat. Cheers to you, I hope your life is free from false accusations and assumptions. :)

    • August 2, 2013 / 10:52 am

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    • August 2, 2013 / 12:12 pm

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    • August 2, 2013 / 1:54 pm

      Hello. :) I am really conflicted by all of your comments, you said you had no problem with Ming at all, yet somehow, all your hesitant, almost skeptical and non-apologetic comments conveyed causes major misunderstanding and spite, irony, no? Please don't play God and judge people, I don't know where in your right mind did you conceptualize those ludicrous idea to begin with, I can assure you, in case you still don't understand anything they replied you with, Ming IS eating right and treating herself to very good food(evidence from instagram), trust me, I studied Nutrition before. She.ENJOYS.eating.

      And, how is she to capture everything and show it on social media? She needs her privacy, no? – Food for thought :)

      Finally, just when you were trying to back off, you came right back at it again arguing for the validity of your stance, your comment directed to Jecinda and Helena certainly proves it, still being judgmental(Remember, they're Ming's closest Kin & Kith, THEY KNOW Ming). How do you know Ming doesn't want a slim figure to go along with her career? Have you ask yourself that maybe she wants to be as good of a representation as can be in her own way? Keep in mind that if you truly had no problem with Ming, you'll respect her regardless. In terms of what she eats, she answers to no one but herself.

      P.S I think you owe Ming(I believe you know the reasons), Bianca (For ruining her wonderful blog), Jecinda (Just trying to make you understand yet still stubborn) and their friend Helena (For ruining her experience reading her friend's blog) an individual apology (Surely not just for using the word "Anorexic"?) . I sincerely do hope the word "Love" in your Username means something. A pleasant day to you Sir/Miss, please refrain from being so reckless next time. I hope you will continue to enjoy and support blog posts by Bianca :)

    • May 15, 2014 / 7:57 pm

      It really is – amazing drinks! Definitely worth a trip!

      B xx

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