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Ready to shake it up at bartending competition

Diageo Reserve World Class' South-east Asian finals kick off with six bartenders manning a guest bar each tonight

Published on May 15, 2014 6:55 PM

Tonight, six bartenders from the region - rising cocktail stars all - will take over four bars in Singapore.

They are in town for the Diageo Reserve World Class' South-east Asian finals and Bar Show 2014, a prestigious bartending competition happening today and tomorrow. And they want to make you drinks.

Some of the show-stopping concoctions up their sleeves: a Cosmopolitan topped with cotton candy, a twist on the Moscow Mule involving gula melaka and coffee, and a drink inspired by Thai mango sticky rice. Each bartender will work a three-hour guest bar shift at a local bar, from 9pm to midnight.

Indonesia's Aldi Upay will man the bar at Ah Sam's Cold Drink Stall in Boat Quay. Thailand's Nath Arj-Han has specially prepared three cocktails for his shift at cocktail bar L'Aiglon in Neil Road.

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  • Aldi Upay from Indonesia: Ah Sam’s Cold Drink Stall, 60A Boat Quay
  • Erwan Heussaff and Jericson Co from the Philippines: Manor Cocktail Room, 8 Ann Siang Hill
  • Shawn Chong and Karl Too from Malaysia: Fordham & Grand, 43 Craig Road
  • Nath Arj-Han from Thailand: L’Aiglon, 69 Neil Road