The Covid pandemic has ushered in and accelerated the growth of a new drink concept- the ready-to-serve cocktails- opportunity in every crisis indeed!
Previously Alvinology.com featured bottled cocktails from local brands Gudsht and Zouk where many of the cocktails are inspired by local flavors (think Teh Peng, Milo Gao). Now we are back to introduce canned cocktails from Australian brand, Curatif, which promises a premium cocktail experience at home.
Launching in 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, Curatif has developed each of their cocktails in collaboration with craft spirit makers from around the globe. With a shelf life of more than 12 months, each beautifully designed and recyclable can allows for quick and easy preparation at your convivence and pleasure.
Four Flavors Available In Singapore
Archie Rose Espresso Martini (16.4% ABV / 120 ml) Rich, creamy and indulgent this drink is a decadent blend of coffee, vodka and sweet tones. The cocktail initially provides a warm burst of smooth sweetness which is quickly followed by the rich toffee, cocoa and coffee elements of the flavour wheel. The final piece of the puzzle is the beautifully crafted Archie Rose Original Vodka which seduces and harmonises wonderfully with the roasted heat of espresso, providing for a surprisingly complex but thoroughly balanced and satisfying cocktail.
Negroni (17.25% ABV / 140 ml) Arguably one of the world’s most enduring and simplest cocktails, this is a drink with its foundations built in balance. The first taste is a spicy bitterness developed from the Italian roots and herbs that make up the Campari recipe long held closely as a state secret. The sweet vermouth brings a rich and fresh yet preserved fruit note thanks to its grape base, providing a delicate balance to the bitterness of the Campari. Finally, the specially distilled Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin – made specifically for use as the base of a Negroni with added pepperberry and cinnamon – delivers not only its own spice but also a warmth which when perfectly coupled with bitters and vermouth provides for one of the world’s great tipples.
Plantation Pineapple Daiquiri (18.5% ABV / 130 ml) This is the drink that escaped while no one was looking, it’s the Harley Quinn of the cocktail world – sweet, beautiful, and as dangerous as they come. Award winning Plantation rum from Barbados, Trinidad, and Jamaica is blended with pineapple rinds, infused in Plantation 3 Star rum, then further distilled in Ferrand Copper Pot Stills and excitingly paired to the crisp, acid sweet profile of (Australian) central coast limes, all of which is balanced to perfection by locally prepared agave syrup and Australian pressed cane sugar.
Tromba Margarita (18.5% ABV / 130 ml) The thirst-quenching, poolside Tommy’s Margarita heroes Tequila Tromba – a company started by a couple of great Australians who produce world class tequila out of Jalisco, Mexico with world renowned master distiller Cedano. With lime juice squeezed fresh from the Central Coast, this perfectly balanced cocktail is positioned to elevate your Summer drinking (in every season).
Where to get?
Pick up a four-pack of Curatif canned cocktails to enjoy at home from Cold Storage (select outlets including Great World City, Plaza Singapura, Takashimaya, Jelita, Kallang, Raffles City, Tanglin and Paragon), EC Proof, Huber’s Butchery and Redmart.
Note: the Plantation Pineapple Daiquiri and the Tequila Tromba Margarita are available exclusively at Cold Storage
The cocktails are also available in top bars and restaurants in Singapore including RVLT, PS Café and Lucali.
Images from Curatif