a great tipple
In a move that will be welcomed by discerning drinkers, YTL Hotels recently announced a collaboration with local celebrated cocktail den PS150 that will see the two put a spotlight on the Malaysian drinking scene across four countries. Taking place from February 26 to May 10, the next upcoming destination brings the talented folks at PS150 to The Majestic Malacca’s bar from March 15 to 16.
A range of specialty cocktails showcasing the various bold Southeast Asian flavours takes precedence through a focused menu that feature a playful mix of heritage and culture. Take the Salty Chinaman for example, a PS150 classic that plays with the Cantonese slang ‘ham sap lou’, signifying an aroused man, and also paying tribute to the cocktail bar’s location as a brothel back in the day.
A little salty, no pun intended, and a little sour, the cocktail is a perfect representation of Malaysian’s love for combining the two tastes to create refreshing dishes and drinks to beat the tropical heat.
Another favourite, Lychee No. 3 is PS150’s take on the lychee martini, a classic cocktail that tones down the sweetness and bolsters the drink with simplicity and finesse. The “3" in its names refers to the three ingredients used to make the concoction – gin, torch ginger and lime. Lightly bodied with an equally light entry that grows in character the more you sip, it’s a masterfully balanced and enjoyable cocktail that will speak to a broad range of drinkers.
Malaysia features a mixture of cultures and Malt & Juniper is that liquid representation, offering two strong flavoured spirits coming together that is harmonised with sweet vermouth and dry spicy syrup for an impactful cocktail.
If you’re thinking of a weekend getaway, one that doesn’t sacrifice when it comes to quality cocktails, then it’s almost a guaranteed that you will most definitely enjoy the legendary hospitality of The Majestic Malacca working in tandem with creatively fun drinks from PS150.
Or if you find yourself in London sometime in May, Wheeler’s Bar at Threadneedles and The Alchemy Bar at The Academy will be hosting PS150 on May 7, 8 and 9 respectively.