26 Dec '13, 9am

On The Bar: The Spiffy Dapper

Owner and head bartender of Boat Quay cocktail bar The Spiffy Dapper , Abhishek Cherian George, doesn't mince his words. "We don’t give a flying f*&^ about classic recipes," he said matter-of-factly. The leader of the nine-month-old (set up on March 2013) cocktail bar is adamant in pressing the point that his establishment is different from the rest of the speakeasy-type cocktail bars that are popping up all over the city. "What makes the bar stand out is that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. The other thing will be that we are very disrespectful to tradition," George added. But make no mistake, beneath that defiant stance, the cocktails created by George who cut his teeth in places like Daybed Bar and The Cufflink Club are still steeped in tradition. Take, for example, the Mrs Grundy ($18) – Spiffy Dapper’s twist to the Bloody Mary. Made with its house-infused cherr...

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