5 GREAT COCKTAILS YOU SHOULD TRY IN SAIGON
Cocktails can be a fun and creative way to unwind after a busy day, whether you make them at home with friends or venture out to new bars to sample a cool concoction, this list might help you out a little if you’re stuck on something to drink!
Step back in time at Snuffbox, a 20’s inspired Speakeasy with one of a kind cocktails. The speakeasies may have closed their doors to the world after 1933, but the party continues at Snuffbox now in 2018! If you’re after a strong and sweet cocktail, you should order a Pirate Treasure, served in real treasure chest – a Rum centric cocktail, mixed with Chambord, Cointreau, orange juice and a drizzle of grenadine syrup! It might not lead you to Captain Jack Sparrow, but the dance floor should be treasure enough!
The Gin House is a sophisticated venue, with a unique selling point – they infuse their own house gin! We think The Rose is a perfect drink to sample during your evening, the fruity and floral cocktail is perfect for a Insta pic too…
Gin infused Rose and Hibiscus, cranberry fruit, fresh pineapple, some rose syrup and a little bit of thyme for good measure! Just what you need to feel refreshed after a day at work.
Classic cocktail coming up! The Alley is a secluded and sophisticated bar that is the home to the world’s famous classic cocktails. Founded in Italy, after Count Camillo Negroni wanted gin to replace the soda water in his drink – the Negroni is a iconic Italian cocktail that has sailed over to Saigon and become one of the most popular drinks in a bar! The Negroni is made up of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth; prepared by friendly staff, it is a must try!
While we’re on the topic of classic cocktails… you should visit Below; a cosy whiskey den in District 1 and ask for a Smoked Old Fashioned. Poured over ice, scotch and demerara syrup with a dash of Angostura bitters and some unique liquorice smoke is then added at the end to give your drink a little something extra! Below is a cool and unique venue and to be honest, all of their cocktails would be a great addition to add to any cocktail lovers list – we’re just partial to a bit of scotch.
Propaganda is a perfect place if you’re after a cool cocktail. This venue is colourful and decorated with locally curated artwork, Sip amongst the beauty of the hand painted mural. They have lots of Vietnamese cuisine to sample, so you should complement this with an Asian Sapphire cocktail. It’s a quirky drink, created by combining Bombay Sapphire gin, passion fruit, lime, lemongrass, Vietnamese basil, honey and a tonic topping, served over ice. It’s the perfect refreshment.
Shri is a sophisticated rooftop that serves delicious European food and cocktails named after memorable local streets and markets – something unique and personal to Shri. Their cocktails try to sum up the heart and soul of each of these places – play a game where your friend picks one for you and you guess the name! We recommend the Dong Khoi cocktail, made up of raspberry vodka, cassis, raspberry puree, lime juice and sparkling wine.
Sip Tip: All of these tasty treats are available for free with a Sip membership! With a daily drink available, you have somewhere to explore every weekday!