Temple Street, a newly-launched range of premium hand-crafted and bottled cocktails, blended and produced in Singapore, aims to fill the gap in the market for ready-to-pour cocktails that don’t compromise on quality, are affordable, and available for delivery.
The cocktail brand was conceptualised by Joseph Barratt, founder and CEO of independent brewery Trouble Brewing. The initial range was developed by the renowned cocktail consultants at Proof & Company, led by Jason Williams, who is behind some of the region’s top bars. Temple Street cocktails are created using quality ingredients and switching up some key, classic elements with modern substitutes for an added twist.
Produced in 100ml bottles for the perfect single pour, the first four cocktails released include Old-Fashioned, Negroni, Espresso Martini and Garden Party. Each tipple is best served chilled or straight over ice for a quick fix or shaken and garnished for a sophisticated night in.
While takeaway cocktails from bars and restaurants gained popularity when dining out was restricted during the early phases of the pandemic, the available options in the market were limited or less within reach. Barratt says Temple Street was created to be commercially distributed and accessible, at a quality usually reserved for the region’s top bars.
“The idea for Temple Street was conceived at the height of Singapore’s Circuit Breaker when we were selling tens of thousands of imported cocktails. The experience gave us great insight into consumers’ preferences for ready-to-pour options, but we struggled to find a local supplier that covered our need for quality, affordability and production capacity. So, we worked with some of the best experts in Singapore to produce hand-crafted cocktails, creating an old-meets-new selection of drinks that blends tradition and modernity in all the best ways,” added Barratt.
Temple Street will be rolling out a host of additional cocktails post-launch, but the initial range includes:
Old Fashioned – Commonly made with American whisky, this cocktail is a concoction of Caribbean dark rum, agave nectar and hazelnut liqueur.
Negroni – Slightly bitter with a hint of chocolate (thanks to the addition of chocolate liqueur) this tipple is lighter on the palate than its classic counterpart.
Espresso Martini – made with Allpress coffee from Auckland, New Zealand, is an indulgent cocktail made with wheat vodka and a little spice.
Garden Party – Reminiscent of British summertime, this cocktail is made with wheat vodka and features a blend of peach liqueur, lychee essence and a touch of mint, vermouth and lime
Temple Street cocktails retail at $11.00 per bottle, and island-wide, same-day delivery is available for all orders placed before 5 pm (Sun-Weds) and 7 pm (Thurs-Sat). Delivery is free for orders above $60.