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At Origin Bar, cocktails are inspired by districts in Singapore like Chinatown and Little India

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At Shangri-La Hotel’s recently revamped Tower Wing, you’ll find Origin Bar, the new watering hole in the building. Helmed by Bar Manager Adam Bursik, who’s headed joints such as the now-closed The Library and Nutmeg & Clove, the sleek space pays tribute to Singapore’s past with a heritage-inspired cocktail menu.

Taking you through five districts of the city — Orchard, Chinatown, Little India, Boat Quay, and Marina Bay — the boozy concoctions seek to reflect the flavors and histories of the areas, with recipes consisting of locally-sourced fruits, veggies, spices, and herbs.

One of the Marina Bay highlights, The Pearl ($26), blends silken tofu with elderflower, Black Forest gin, and barley shochu before it’s served up on a seashell dish.

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The Pearl. Photo: Origin Grill & Bar/Facebook

Then there’s Little India’s Leaf the Curry ($23), made with curry leaves, cardamom, tamarind, and aged rum, as well as Buona Vista ($23), a beverage featuring coffee, fig, distilled hazelnut, chocolate, and Campari in its representation of Boat Quay.

As for the bar’s namesake drink Origin ($22), it’s a gin-based mix of sugar cane honey, nutmeg, pepper, charred pineapple, and lime husk wine inspired by Orchard Road, which housed pepper and nutmeg plantations in 1880.

Who knows — after spending an evening here, you just might learn a thing or two you never knew about Singapore.

Origin Bar is at the Lobby Level, Tower Wing, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Rd. Sun-Wed 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am.

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