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ATLAS Launches New
‘Simple Pleasures’ Drinking Menu

ATLAS Launches New
‘Simple Pleasures’ Drinking Menu

FoodieS Team
04 March 2023

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With its new ‘Simple Pleasures’ menu, ATLAS Singapore cheers to the simple pleasures of life and a new golden age of drinking.

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Located on the ground floor of one of Singapore’s most iconic buildings, Parkview Square, the award-winning ATLAS offers a carefully curated drinking and dining experience all-day and deep into the night. The bar is helmed by ATLAS’ own home-grown talent, Lidiyanah K (Yana), delivering an inspired interpretation of elegant and balanced classic cocktails. The ATLAS Gin Collection is housed in an iconic 8-meter-tall Gin Tower consisting of 1,300 bottles from around the world. Below the Gin Tower, a rose gold Champagne Room holds the ATLAS Champagne Collection, which carries a 270-label selection of some of the world’s most prestigious vintages and respected houses.

Recently, ATLAS introduced the “Simple Pleasures” drinking menu, designed and developed by Head Bartender Lidiyanah’ Yana’ K and the ATLAS team to celebrate the simplicity of well-made cocktails and the pleasures that transcend time. 

With this menu, explore the origins of four classic cocktails: Martini, Sour, Old Fashioned, and the Champagne Cocktail, each with a beautifully illustrated chapter commemorating the timeless indulgence of leisurely pursuits with a nod to drinking history. In each category, you will find insight into the cocktail’s heritage, followed by five drinks in this style, one being ATLAS’ signature version, and four modern interpretations of this classic, including a no-alcohol interpretation.

With an innovative step toward greater transparency to aid guests in navigating the cocktails, each drink notes its Alcohol by Volume (ABV) percentage. This allows patrons to order according to their expectations and tailor their drinking journey to suit; the higher the percentage, the punchier the drink. Conversely, a drink with a lower percentage is expected to be lighter. 

Within the Martini category, you will find the Montgomery 21.6% (S$24), named for a specific style of Martini. This herbaceous cocktail is built upon mint tea-infused vodka, dry vermouth, and absinthe and comes with a garnish of olive oil caviar. Yana recommends tasting the drink before adding the garnish to appreciate how it changes the texture and body of the cocktail once its oils are released.

In the Sours category, you will find the Ode To Odyssey 7.2% (S$22), ATLAS’ take on the notoriously labor-intensive Ramos Gin Fizz. An egg white substitute, AER, recreates the unique mouthfeel while keeping an eye on sustainability. The Ode To Odyssey, made with Australian shiraz gin, clarified milk, and a toasted raisin-cinnamon syrup, is a creamy, sweet, yet surprisingly refreshing concoction. 

From the Old Fashioned chapter, the Valley Of The Ashes (S$25), with an abv of 23.5%, making it the second most potent drink in its category, presents a stiff drink. Take a bite of the delicate chocolate tuile garnish, made in-house, for a sweet balance to the smokey nature of the cocktail. 

ATLAS also offers no-alcohol cocktails crafted with the same attention to flavor and technique as their alcoholic counterparts. It presents an opportunity for those who do not wish to partake in alcohol to come together and appreciate the balance of flavors that go into a good cocktail. In the Champagne Cocktail category, one can find Hope On The Horizon with no alcohol for S$14. Another non-alcoholic version drink, the Champagne Cocktail, uses kombucha and yuzu to mimic its flavors. Inspired by the classic ATLAS French 75 21.1%, the drink is finished with a table-side pour of kumquat, pomegranate syrup, and lime juice.

At the turn of the 20th century, a cocktail renaissance was afoot – it was a time of creativity, indulgence, and excess, and it paved the way for the modern cocktail culture we enjoy today. ATLAS seeks to reignite the drinking traditions of this era by underscoring the timeless nature of these iconic cocktails and their ability to resonate with people across generations.

ATLAS

Parkview Square Building
Ground floor, 600 North Bridge Rd, Parkview Square, Singapore 188778

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