These New Cocktails Created By Malaysian Speakeasies Deserve A Spot On Your Drinking List
Johnnie Walker is collaborating with bars and speakeasies all over Malaysia to create a series of new, innovative and experimental whiskies
Each speakeasy was given Blender’s Batch Bourbon Cask and Rye Finish with the freedom to create their own cocktails.
Check out the 13 hidden speakeasies that have risen to the challenge, and treat yourself to their unique creations:
1. The refreshing Evenfall will start your evening on a great note
The Evenfall cocktail is made with Blender's Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish, Cinzano 1757 Vermouth Rosso, Luxardo Maraschino Liquer, cinnamon syrup, and yuzu juice. Garnished with lemon rind wrapped around a lightly toasted cinnamon stick.
Available at the Vault KL, enjoy a night of drinks in an environment inspired by the spirit of the Prohibition era. Be charmed as the bartenders do their magic, and indulge in a selection of music that ranges from jazz swing to house.
2. Treat yourself to the tropical musings of the Lip Puckering
Made with Bourbon Cask and Rye Finish, Orange & Cognac Liquer, egg white, aromatic bitters, and agave syrup, the cheeky Lip Puckering is fresh and delightful. Topped with bite-sized chunks of pineapple, you'll be transported from the city to the beach instantly.
Get it at The Forking Cork, a wine & whisky restaurant bar in KL, created for the entrepreneurial minded who love to network, connect, and leverage.
3. Enjoy a glass of pure class with the Historical Journey
Mixed with Bourbon Cask and Rye Finish, the Historical Journey includes Dry Vermouth, Cinnamon Bourbon, chocolate bitters, and peach bitters. Served chilled with a thin slice of lemon, this sophisticated cocktail will elevate your senses.
Inspired by 1920's Shanghai, The Pawn Room will transport you to another time and place.
Speakeasy Bar: The Pawn Room
Address: 46b-2, First Floor, Persiaran Zaaba, 60000 Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL.
4. The Assam Jawa Whisky Sour is not for the faint-hearted
Enjoy a fantastic sour kick with Asam Jawa infused with Bourbon Cask and Rye Finish, Syrup, Aromatic Bitters, Egg White, and Lemon Juice. Topped with a stack of thinly sliced green apple slices, this cocktail with keep you coming back for more.
Taste this unique creation in The Attic Bar at Travel Hub KL, located in the heart of Chinatown.
5. The dream-like Luftschloss will transport you to another world
Mixed with with Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch, fresh passionfruit, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and egg whites, this delicate cocktail is garnished with edible flowers and pearl candy.
Served at Berlin, this chilled out hidden bar is snuggled in the streets of Chinatown. Designed with the concept of the raw and edgy streets from Germany's capital city, Berlin is a speakeasy unlike any other.
6. Indulge in the Peachwhiz for a hit of fresh fruit with a twist
Built on lightly pounded fresh peach cubes and fresh lemon juice, topped with Bourbon Cask and Rye Finish, peach liqueur, egg white, and aromatic bitters, the Peachwhiz is a delicious, fruity cocktail that will leave you craving for more.
Taste this concoction at Chaze in KL. The speakeasy lounge is a modern space with artistic touches at every turn. Enjoy music and games of table tennis and pool, or book the Play Room for a private party.
7. Satisfy your cocktail cravings with Blender's Sour
The Blender's Sour is made with Bourbon Cask and Rye Finish, lemon juice, egg white, hazelnut syrup, and Frangelico, garnished with a twist of orange peel.
Discover it at Suzie Wong, a hidden world where east and west collide, for a seductive night of pleasure. Tucked away along Jalan Raja Chulan, its entrance is disguised behind a won ton noodle stall.
8. Get a taste of old-school Malaysia with the New Malaya
The New Malaya includes Bourbon Cask and Rye Finish, aromatic bitters, gula melaka, and a drop of rose syrup. Garnished with pandan leaves, this cocktail is a tribute to Malaysia and will have you singing praise.
Find it at Locker & Loft, a fun modern cocktail bar that prides itself on incorporating fresh local herbs, spices, and fruits into their drinks.
9. Fueled with passion, the Fire Heart will warm your senses
Mixed with Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch, this cocktail includes ginger flower, pepper tincture, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Carpano Dry Vermouth, and lemon juice.
Find it exclusively at Mish Mash, a modern bistro inspired by the sidebalk bars of Europe with an Asian touch, located in the heart of George Town.
10. Get a minty fresh sip of a Sweet Senorita
The Sweet Senorita includes Pepper Mint Green, Bourbon Cask and Rye Finish, Gin, pineapple juice. Garnished with a sprig of fresh mint and a slide of lemon, it's an explosion of flavour for your tastebuds.
Head over to Mulligan's Signature in Johor Bahru where they've brought the party from Dublin to Malaysia. The genuine Irish themed pub serves Irish Beef Stew, Sunday roasts with Yorkshire pudding and more.
Speakeasy Bar: Mulligan's Signature
Address: 2&6, Jalan Austin Heights 8/6, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru
11. Hit the spot with Mr. Right with no strings attached
Built with the right stuff, Mr. Right includes Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish, Triple Sec, and lime cordial, with a twist of lemon zest.
Enjoy it at O'sesame Secret Bar & Bistro in Batu Pahat.
Speakeasy Bar: O'sesame Secret Bar & Bistro
Address: 21, Jalan Seluang, Taman Banang, Batu Pahat.
12. Kick your night into action with the Rye Sling
Start your night of on the right note with the Rye Sling, made with Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish, lime juice, soda water, and a hit of grenadine syrup. Topped with a Maraschino cherry and lemon slice, this cocktail will delight your tastebuds.
Enjoy it at Urban & Co, a super chic Kota Kinabalu speakeasy that includes a gorgeous terrace bar, which allows for chill outdoor drinking with a view.
Speakeasy Bar: Urban & Co.
Address: L2.05, 2nd Floor, Plaza Shell, No.29, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 88000 Kota Kinabalu
13. The Midnight will keep the party going all night long
Keep your energy high and the night rocking with The Midnight. Built with Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish, kahlua, triple sec, tenom coffee, simple syrup, and egg white, then garnished with freshly roasted coffee beans, you're guaranteed to party all night long.
Find it at Culture Club in Kuching, Sarawak and get your music fix at the same time. The bar is proud to present Sarawakian cultural and ethnic performances, blended seamlessly with local and international live band showcases.
Speakeasy Bar: Culture Club
Address: 18, Jalan Green Hill, Kuching
Feeling thirsty yet?