The first ever Singapore Cocktail Week was held last weekend, and Potato Head Folk (along with 29 other bars in Singapore) celebrated with fancy new tipples. We have yet to pay a visit to this new kid on the hip Keong Saik block so the launch of their new cocktail, “Cherry Pop” was as good a reason as any to visit – and the name certainly suited the occasion. As we sat in the dimly lit third level waiting to try the new cocktail, we could not help but admire the scenery as it’s also home to Studio 1939. It felt like we were sitting in an old children’s story book with its vintage chairs, ornate frames, and the variety of figurines from toys to wooden busts – a contrast to the grown-ups piling in for drinks.
While we tend not to go for sweeter drinks, we’re always up to try any drink at least once. The “Cherry Pop” features Plymouth Sloe Gin and Cointreau with bursts of pineapple and lime, which we’re told is a spin-off from a drink at the flagship club in Bali. The gin is barely noticeable thanks to the Cointreau, but it cuts the sweetness of the fruity flavours enough as to not make it too tart. The toothpick of cherries that sits atop the glass makes for a nice visual presentation and when eaten in between sips of the drink, they really do seem to “pop” with flavour. This is definitely a nice drink to have in your hand while watching the sun fade away. We hope they keep it around for a while!