Idlewild: InterContinental Cocktail Bar
Located within the InterContinental Singapore sits Idlewild, a speakeasy cocktail bar taking its name from the original name of the John F. Kennedy International Airport. The theme of the bar is simple, to take you on its transatlantic flights, all within a cocktail glass. With some wonderful cocktails inspired from each international destination, fasten your seatbelt before you depart on you journey.
The bar is run by Andy Griffiths and seeks to takes you on a journey across the original transatlantic route, from Dublin to Lima to New York and reaching Havana. Our signature cocktails are from the Cocktail En Route section, and some of our favourites are Sugarloaf (Mexico City), Caife (Dublin), The French Cook (Paris) and Journey of Limun (Rome).
“We’re really looking to tell the story of the Golden Age of air travel and take guests back to that era of glamour and luxury and more importantly, bring back that sense of wonder and joy of venturing into the unknown that permeated these early days. From the moment guests step through our doors, we hope that they feel transported to an exotic, eclectic world and feel open to exploration and inspired to go on their own adventures and create their own stories.” — Andy Griffiths, Head of Operations and Creative, Idlewild, InterContinental Hotel Singapore.
Come Fly With Me
Not only is the menu beautifully designed, the cocktails are all named after specific cities which are, Lima, Peru; Havana, Cuba; Mexico City, Mexico; New York, USA; Dublin, Ireland; London, England: Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Lisbon, Portugal; and Casablanca, Morocco.
Berbere Smash – Featured in Casablanca
Rebel Yell Small Batch reserve, bourbon Moroccan mint tea syrup, preserved lemon, fresh mint, and supercharged cardamom bitters
The berber smash was a great version of an alcoholic Moroccan mint tea, much tastier than you’d imagine and also looks beautiful.
Journey of Limun – Featured in Rome
House lemon & strawberry sherbet, Mancino Bianco Vermouth, Bruto Americano ‘Bitter’ and Prosecco
The nod to Italian cocktails was well balanced, with the traditional Italian flavours coming through, more sweet than bitter.
Sugarloaf – Featured in Mexico City
Plantation pineapple rum, 1840 Cognac, spiced tepache, tamarind and lime
Very drinkable long drink and one for the rum fans. The spiced tepache and tamarind added a complex sourness.
Shaftesbury Theatre – Featured in London
Ford’s London Dry gin, Mancino Secco vermouth, Chartreuse Genepi, and black lemon bitters
Very much for gin drinkers, the upscale gin and bitters had a nice boozy complexity.
Cross Of Lorraine – Featured in Paris
Pierre Ferrand Cognac blend, Mancino Bianco vermouth, Amaretto and Tepus Fugit Grand Classico
This French inspired cocktail had a nice sweetness to it, quite spirit forward, especially if youre a fan of that complex sweet aftertaste.
80, Middle Road,
+65 6825 1045
Tuesdays to Thursdays, 5.00 pm to 1.00 am
Fridays and Saturdays, 5.00 pm to 2.00 am
Sundays, 3. 00 pm to 1.00 am
Closed on Mondays
| PHOTOGRAPHY BY: NICHOLAS NG & INTERCONTINENTAL SINGAPORE | WEBSITE: IDLEWILD |