Sake in tasting portions and a DIY gin-toneria menu

Visit Sumiya‘s Suntec City restaurant to behold its circular Enomatic sake dispenser. The 16 varieties on display include nigori (cloudy or unfiltered) types, sweeter kinds, seasonal bottles and of course the premium junmai daiginjyo class, which have a purer and more elegant taste. Post-paid card operated, choose from tasting portions (20ml, $2.20 for Ichinokura Himezen Sweet), half (60ml) or a full (120ml) portion. Try also their signature Kuriya Original Sake ($4.50/13.50/26.80) made from 100 percent superior grade Yamadanishiki rice. Pair your aromatic choice with the outlet’s irori genshiyaki (charcoal slow grilling) dishes like yellowtail collar with salt ($20.80) and semi-dried rock fish ($48), which is first prepared in a special machine that mimics the warmth of the sun’s rays, intensifying the natural flavour of the catch. A five-course sake tasting menu ($68.80) is also available. #03-332/333 Suntec City (Sky Garden, North Wing, Tower 2), 3 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6235 1816


If you love Spanish canapes and gin, My Little Tapas Bar‘s gin-toneria menu will be up your alley. Choose from 18 gins and 17 botanicals to dream up your ideal G&T (one gin and up to three botanicals, from $18). Gin selections include Xoriguer (made in Menorca, said to be the birthplace of gin) and Mascaro (a London dry gin produced in the Penedes region, made wholly from juniper berries), both from Spain. Botanicals of note are ginger, pandan leaf and blueberry. 42 Club Street. Tel: 6223 8048