Who’s on shift: Guest bartenders in Asia this February
Find out who’s on shift where this month. By Holly Graham.
David Cordoba (The Lovers Rum) at Idlewild (Singapore)
Mr Daiquiri heads to Singapore’s Idlewild to spread some rum love through his very own brand in collaboration with Arijit Bose: The Lovers Rum.
When: February 4, 9pm-12.30am
Bastien Cicocca (Hope and Sesame, Guangzhou) at Bar Trigona (Kuala Lumpur)
Guangzhou’s finest heads to KL for a full day including a masterclass at 3pm followed by a guest shift.
When: February 7, 8pm-late
Ronnaporn “Neung” Kanivichaporn at Woo Bar (Bali)
The Bacardi Legacy 2019 winner heads to the Island of the Gods for an evening of sand, surf and cocktails.
When: February 7, 5-9pm
Travis Tober (Aviation Gin) at Employees Only (Singapore)
The global brand ambassador of Aviation Gin will jump behind the stick at Singapore’s Employees Only for a night of botanical-based banter!
When: February 9, 7-11pm
Rob Scott (Flor De Cana) at Bar Trigona (Kuala Lumpur)
Flor De Cana’s Southeast Asia brand ambassador brings a taste of Nicaragua to KL, serving up rum cocktails at the Four Seasons honey haven.
When: February 11, 8pm-late
Giovanni Allario (Le Syndicate, Paris) at Bar Trigona (Kuala Lumpur)
Infamous high volume, industrial-chic cocktail den Le Syndicate will be taking over Bar Trigona for the evening.
When: February 13, 8pm-late
Byungjin Lim & Donghwan Lee (Bar Cham, Seoul) at Gibson (Singapore)
The Seoul cocktail bar known for celebrating Korea’s oldest spirits will take residency at Gibson for two nights.
When: February 13 and 14, 8pm-midnight
Joma Rivera (Kafe UTU, Singapore) at Moon Bar (Bangkok)
Winner of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2019 in Singapore Joma Rivera will be serving drinks at the sky high Moon Bar in Bangkok’s Banyan Tree.
When: February 14, 6-10pm
Andrew Yap (The Old Man, Singapore) at Wishbone Bar (Semarang)
The Old Man himself Andrew Yap will be serving the bar’s Hemingway inspired drinks in Java’s Wishbone Bar.
When: February 14, 8pm-1am
Jesse Vida and Lauren Sosnowksy (Atlas, Singapore) at Charles H (Seoul)
Singapore’s finest head to Seoul’s finest for two nights that’ll no doubt feature the infamous signature Atlas martini. The pair will also hold an industry masterclass on February 16 from 2-4pm.
When: February 16 and 17, 8pm-late
Shuhei Nomura (The Certain Bar, Fukuoka) at Gibson (Singapore)
The Certain Bar – known for its focus on organic local ingredients from Japan’s Kyushu region, seeking a modern alternative to typical Japanese style cocktails – will take over Gibson for one night only.
When: February 19, 8pm-midnight
Palm Supawit (Vesper Bar & 1919 Italian Bar & Restaurant, Bangkok ) at Shin Gi Tai (Singapore)
Kicking off Shin Gi Tai’s fifth anniversary celebrations is Palm Supawit, group bar manager for Bangkok’s 1919 Italian Bar & Restaurant and Vesper, and winner of the Campari Bartender Asia Competition 2018.
When: February 19, 8pm-midnight
Hisashi Kishi (Star Bar, Tokyo) and Hidetsugu Ueno (Bar High Five, Tokyo) at Shin Gi Tai (Singapore)
Shin Gi Tai continues to celebrate its fifth anniversary with “Night of the Japanese Masters”. Legendary Japanese bartenders Hisashi Kishi and Hidetsugu Ueno will be serving six special cocktails featuring Remy Martin cognac, Cointrea, Bruichladdich whisky and The Botanist gin.
When: February 20, 7.30-11pm
Elon Soddu (Beaufort Bar, London) at Jigger & Pony (Singapore)
Elon Soddu, head bartender at Beaufort Bar at The Savo, London, will be showcasing drinks from the bar’s new menu at Jigger & Pony.
When: February 22, 8pm-midnight
Edu Zamora and John Blancas (MO Bar, Singapore) at The Spirits Library (Manila)
The MO Bar team from the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, head to the Philipine capital to showcase their drinks.
When: February 24, 8pm-late
Jad Ballout and Issey Lin (Electric Bing Sutt, Beirut) at Atlas (Singapore)
Electric Bing Sutt, number 46 on the World’s 50 Best Bars, brings a taste of its Middle Eastern-meets-Asia stylings to the stage at gin palace Atlas.
When: February 24 and 25, 8-11pm
Michito Kaneko (Lamp Bar, Nara) at Lobster Bar (Hong Kong)
Michito Kaneko, global winner of World Class Bartender of the Year 2015 and founder of Lamp Bar in picturesque Nara, will jump behind the Lobster Bar stick for two nights only.
When: February 26 and 27, 9pm-12.30am