PONY Journal — cocktail launch

Introducing The Manhattan

Introducing The Manhattan

The Manhattan is an ageless classic. Harking back to the 1880s, it remains one of the most popular cocktails in the world today, favoured for its distinctive blend of aromatic and sweet flavours.

The cocktail calls for a mix of American whiskey (early recipes call for rye, but bourbon is also used today) with sweet vermouth and bitters. One of the earliest cocktails to incorporate sweet vermouth, the Manhattan predates even the martini.

Similar to the martini, the Manhattan is best kept very cold and served up in a martini glass. However, where the martini requires...


Make It Yours: The Cassis & Rose

Make It Yours: The Cassis & Rose

A quick sip of this ruby coloured cocktail brings a certain sense of familiarity. The taste of cassis, also known as blackcurrant, is reminiscent of Ribena, that much-loved childhood treat.

While the soft drink is mostly sweet and linear in taste, the Cassis & Rose is its own tasteful grown-up version. The familiar tangy sweetness of the cassis is encapsulated in a deliciously complex tipple that rounds off with a floral aroma of roses, and finishes with a lingering smokiness.

With Suntory Chita Whisky at its heart, it imbues the buttery notes in this cocktail, and pulls all the various...


December Cocktail Launch: Chocolate Boulevardier

December Cocktail Launch: Chocolate Boulevardier

We wrap up the year 2020 with the launch of our new signature cocktail, the Chocolate Boulevardier.

This signature tipple is a twist on a classic Boulevardier - a cocktail that bears resemblance to the Negroni, but uses whisky in place of gin. A strong and bittersweet cocktail, the Boulevardier's flavours are reminiscent of a delicious dark chocolate. 

With this thought, bartenders Aki and Gento decided to pair the two, using chocolate bitters and cocoa nibs that add warmth and complexity to this cocktail.

Perfect for the festive season, the Chocolate Boulevardier is both a celebratory and a comforting drink. With flavours...