Flower of Demise

Events Bartending for DEPRESSION

Earlier this month, we were invited to SECTS SHOP for DEPRESSION’s new AW17 launch. The collection was Dragon vs Tiger. It was a private launch specially for SECTS SHOP members. The theme was as the label name, dark and gothic with an avant garde touch. Every outfit in the collection evoked melancholy, in order to complement them we had to be adventurous with our cocktails.

Flowers of Demise

Flowers of Demise for Depression

Mocktails for the Depressed

Starting off with the mocktails we created were the Flowers of Demise. The main ingredients were Roselle Flower and Club Soda served in a Champagne Flute and garnished with a torched lavender. The interesting aspect of this mocktail was the red from the roselle slowly trickling down as time passed.

The next mocktail was a Red Date, Goji Berry and Honey Fizz served in a Champagne Flute and garnished with a spoon full of Homemade Osmanthus Jelly. It was befitting of its name, The Oriental Touch.

Cocktails for the Melancholic

Embers of Melancholy

Embers of Melancholy – Let It Burn~

Next up will be the two cocktails. First of them will be the Forbidden Fruit. It consisted of Gin, Bittertruth Violet, Creme de Cassis, Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice shaken with Egg White. It was then served in a Couple Glass and garnished with Dehydrated Lime, Blackberries and Dried Rose Petals. It resulted in a cocktail that gave off a dark vibe, it was a little stronger than our usual balanced drinks.

Embers of Melancholy round the cocktails list. It was a spirit forward drink consisting of Auchentoshan American Oak, Cherry Brandy, Carpano Antica Formula, Ruby Grapefruit, Lemon Juice served in Old Fashioned Glass with Ice Ball, Thyme & Grapefruit Twist. Guaranteed to provide an alcoholic kick to the esteemed guests of the event.

Other than the above cocktails and mocktails, we provided beers and wines as additional options for the guests. Variety is key to keeping everyone satisfied.

All in all, Mixes from Mars is thankful to DEPRESSION for having us. It has been an honor working with your team and giving us a chance to come up with such interesting cocktails for you

 

Events Bartending with Fossil

Mixes From Mars Throwback #1: Product Launches

Greetings! In the past few months, we have been a little busy. Other than Hopscotch’s closing and our Bali Trip, as usual we were busy with events bartending. This is a little write up about some of the past few events we have done; through some coincidence, the events covered in this post were all product launches. Coming up with cocktails to suit the product is one of our favorite things to do.

 

Mixes from Mars and Fossil

Joyce, Sandy and our lovely Fossil Coordinator, Pearlyn

 

Fossil Q Launch

Fossil whom we’ve worked with last year, engaged us in May for their product launch. It was for the same product except it was at a different venue now. This time we brought our portable bar to Suntec City. Our drinks were the same, which was the Q Aspro and Q Dolce. Just like the previous event we did for Fossil, it was for the promotion of their smartwatch Fossil Q. More details about our customized drinks can be found in our previous post!

Rose Smoked Old Fashioned

An Old Fashioned with additional horsepower

Maserati

A brand synonymous with luxury cars. Maserati approached us through Visionnaire, an events management company who we worked with for our previous Mont Blanc event. The request was straightforward, They wanted us to come up with three cocktails for three of their luxury car models.

Levante consisted of Rum, Blue Curacao, Elderflower Liqueur, Creme de Violet, Egg White and Fresh Lemon Juice. It was then garnished using silver spray with a Maserati Logo on top of the shaken egg white. Louis spent a really long time hand carving the Maserati Logos onto a plastic sheet.

Quattroporte was made up of Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters and garnished with Dehydrated Orange Wheel. To enhance the cocktail experience, we smoked woodchips which were steeped in rose water. The smoke was used to coat the glass before the cocktail was made.

Molecular mixology was up next with Ghibli. Consisting of Vodka, Tropical Blue Syrup, Sour Plum and Lychee, we included Sodium Alginate and Calcium Lactate. It resulted in cocktail caviar. It sat in a spoon garnished with edible gold dust and lychee spheres!

Chanel

Garnish for our Chanel drink

Creation of a Beauty

Chanel and Mixes From Mars

Beautiful, aren’t they?

Also a client whom we are working with for the second time. Chanel approached us and requested for two mocktails that were similar to the range of products they were currently promoting. It was for Chanel’s Hydra Beauty range. We were really happy with how it turned out!

Hydra Blue was the one on the left which consisted of Tropical Blue Syrup, Calpis, Yuzu and Club Soda. It was garnished with Baby’s Breath. One of the difficulties we had at the beginning was because we chose to use a Camellia as it was a signature symbol of the Chanel brand. In the end it was decided to use Baby’s Breath for the matching of colors. Reason being Camellias were not in season and keeping them requires a bit of logistics planning due to the climate difference; Camellias require a cooler climate to last.

Refresher Orb was the drink on the right, made with White Grapes and Club Soda. It is then topped with Tropical Blue Air which was an aspect of our molecular mixology. It added an extra dimension with the aesthetics and the bubbles being a little sweet. Leaving the drink out allowed the Tropical Blue to slowly trickle down, leading to a gorgeous effect which we loved.

All in all, we really enjoyed coming up with these cocktails for our clients and we look forward to working with them again. As June is ending, we are looking forward to the coming months as we will be pretty busy with events bartending and looking out for the next Hopscotch. We hope you have a great weekend ahead, cheers!

Fossil’s Q Smart Watches Launch

The 2 Mocktails

Q Aspro and Q Dolce

 

Last month, Fossil Singapore came to us and asked if we could come up with some drinks for their product launch. The product involved was their Fossil Q Smartwatches. The drinks had to keep to the theme of orange and yellow while also being mocktails as the event was held in public for their customers.

 

Mixes from Mars @ JEM

Edwin and Sandy making the 2 mocktails

We came up with the Q Aspro which was on the sour side and consisted of mango, freshly squeezed lemon juice, yuzu and berries air. Berries Air involved berries tea mixes with stabilizers, then bubbled up with a pump to produce the Air. It gives a different dimension to the drink as people will get the light taste of the tea before reaching the mocktail itself. The idea came from our experiments with molecular mixology about 2 years ago and we have been using it in some of our cocktails ever since.

The secondary drink was the Q Dolce, which is the sweeter of the 2 mocktails and consisted of freshly squeezed orange juice, vanilla, passion fruit topped with soda water. It is then garnished with lychee spheres.

Our mocktails were served at MBS and JEM’s Fossil’s stores and the crowd was quite good for both days! We are looking forward to working with the Fossil team again to come up with more tipple for their products!