London’s Bar Termini launches bottled Negronis in Singapore
Bar Termini, an Italy-inspired café and cocktail bar in London, is turning to Singapore to launch its bottled Negronis and new Il Diciotto amaro as a “starting point” for planned expansion in Asia.
Bar manager Maros Potucek told the drinks business that Bar Termini sees “a lot of potential in Singapore” for its in-house bottled cocktails. Its products are currently available in the UK via Untitled Drinks, “and we’re working on expanding throughout Europe through the remainder of this year and into 2024.
“For Asia, Singapore is a great starting point to see how the products are received, and we’ll aim to expand to other countries from there,” Potucek said.
Bar Termini has created the bottled cocktails using the sous vide method, characterised by low-temperature cooking over an extended period of time, which the company says emulates the effect of bottle ageing the cocktail. Each of the Negronis is bottled at sipping strength.
Four varieties of Bar Termini‘s bottled Negroni cocktails are now available in Singapore:
Negroni Classico (S$92 / 750ml) — a traditional blend of London dry gin, Italian vermouth and Campari
Negroni Superiore (S$92 / 750ml) — builds on the Clasico with an infusion of pink peppercorns
Negroni Rosato (S$92 / 750ml) — infuses dried pink rose petals into the traditional recipe
Negroni Robusto (S$98 / 750ml) — sees an extended ageing period beyond the Classico
“We have some strong ties to Singapore, with a good following of guests and industry from there who visit the bar when they are in London,” the Soho bar manager said.
“We have done a number of guest shifts there over the years which have proven to be very popular (most recently at Maxi Coffee, Offtrack and Gibson in April 2023). Over the years we have also collaborated in different ways with Maxi Coffee Bar and were excited to expand this to include Wildcard for our Singapore launch, which is also owned by Denise Lum from Maxi.”
The Rome-inspired bar, which first opened in London’s Soho in 2014, has also launched Il Diciotto in Singapore, a modern take on the traditional Italian Amaro. The bottled liqueur (S$40 / 500ml) is made in London with 18 natural botanicals including citrus fruits, flowers, herbs, and roots.
Founder Alessandro Belometti, hailing from Bergamo, Italy, set out to create his own version which first launched as the house amaro at Bar Termini.
The two products are now available for purchase at Wildcard, a coffee and wine bar in Singapore, and will be showcased in a series of special events leading up to and in celebration of Negroni Week.