[Above: Beta KL CNY cocktail]
Based on the 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs we have selected 12 special CNY cocktails in town to match your personality. See what your sign says about you!
And for the non-believers, it could make you discover new places and try new drinks…
Take a look at your Zodiac sign and have a go!
So apparently you are not a great team mate, some old quarrel with a cat?
Whatever, it happened a long time ago! In any case, you are versatile, clever, resourceful, wise and intelligent to make up for it! The quick thinker Rat should run to Birch for a pink cocktail (your lucky colour!)
Will you find the Rat friend behind this drink? Extra bonus point of luck if you do!
Address: G Floor Jalan Damanlela Lot G10/11 Damansara City Mall, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Operation time: Mon – Thurs, 9am – 1am, Fri – Sat, 9am – 2 am, Sun 9am – 11pm
Telephone no.: +603 2011 5966
I really Mijiu Now Tonight by James Estes
Colombo Gin, lemon, sake, goji berry, fennel seed, egg white
You are honest, contemplative, observant, determined, hardworking, cautious and loyal.
This year the Ox will be more socially active, we have found the perfect place to impress your friends by taking them to Soma Cocktail Bar, the latest cool bar opened in town!
Address: 145A, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Operation time: Tues – Thurs, 6pm – 3am, Fri – Sat, 6pm – 3am, Sun 6pm – 12am
Telephone no.: +6011 3669 0879
Prosperitea by Jason Julian
Blended whiskey, sweet vermouth, white fungus, wolfberries, dried longan, Chrysanthemum tea
You are outspoken, adventurous, unconventional, independent and enthusiastic, and the other animals are scared of you! But you’re not scared of anything...
So for the brave Tiger, your fierce and sour cocktail will be at Omakase + Appreciate.
Will you find the Tiger bartender behind the bar? Extra bonus point of luck if you do!
Address: Bangunan Ming Annexe, 9, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operation time: Tue – Fri, 5pm–1am, Sat 9pm – 1am
Telephone no.: +603 2022 2238
Fire Tiger Sling by Shawn Chong
Cherry Heering, Remy Martin VSOP, Carpano Antica Formula, pineapple juice, cinnamon syrup, ginger ale
[Photo: Difford’s Guide]
You are intuitive, even-tempered, gentle, faithful, compassionate and clever.
The friendly Rabbit should hop to Coley with a few friends to enjoy their cocktails (and award-winning hospitality)!
Address: Jalan Bangsar, 6- G, Jalan Abdullah, Bangsar Park, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Operation time: Mon – Sat, 5pm – 1am
Telephone no.: +6019 270 9179
Golden Boy by Pang Kah Chun (KC)
Osmanthus infused white rum, Cynar, Yellow Chartreuse,mandrain orange, honey syrup
You are courageous, intelligent, mysterious and passionate…
You should fly to Botak Liquor for your sweet and equally charismatic drink. Lucky you, we have found a perfect oasis right at the centre of Chinatown!
Address: 156, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Operation time: Fri – Sun, 5.30pm – 2am, Tues – Thurs, 5.30pm – 2am
Telephone no.: +603 2022 1100
Violet X Dragonfruit by Rick Joore
Grappa, dragonfruit, Violet liqueur, Maraschino, lime
You are wise, enigmatic, intuitive, sympathetic, mesmerizing, sensual and beautiful.
We find this twisted version of a classic versatile yet long-lasting, it’s every angle of a snake’s personality. You can slither to Joloko and try your bitter-ish drink….
Extra bonus point if you find the Snake member of the staff!
Address: 43, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operation time: Sun – Thurs, 5pm – 1am, Fri – Sat, 5pm – 2am
Telephone no.: +603 2694 1100
Margarita-ish by Rick Joore
Tequila Ocho, The Botanist Gin, housemade green chilli liqueur, dry Curaçao, lime, Himalayan salt
You are virile, easygoing, independent, witty, outspoken and honest.
Your social life is never dull and what a better place than visiting a new bar to add some spices to your life! The free-spirited Horse can gallop to their bold and bitter yet graceful cocktail at Los Flowerpecker.
Address: 10M, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation time: Mon-Thu 6pm–12am, Fri-Sat 6pm–1am
Telephone no.: +6012 302 6284
Red Mare by Loo Hong Xiang
Miso infused Remy Martin VSOP, fresh orange juice, osmanthus syrup, flower tea, sesame oil
You are intelligent, romantic, charming, compassionate, loving, selfless and gentle.
The kind Goat can trot to the equally charming bar at Pahit to enjoy this sweet cocktail, and enjoy the rustic surroundings for perfect Instagram posts.
Address: 3, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
Operation time: Tues – Sun, 5pm – 1am
Telephone no.: +603 2110 0776
Tangerine Trick by Nurul Insan (Boy)
William Chase Orange Seville Gin, Oolong Tea infused Lillet Blanc, lemon juice, longan honey, orange-mandarin bitters, peach soda
You are jumping from branch to branch and can’t stay still.. you like to experiment! You are confident, charming, humorous and exuberant.
Monkeys are always up for a challenge, that’s what motivates them. What a better match than a tequila cocktail? The popular Monkey will be able to spice up their life with this drink: ‘Gweilo means Gringo’ at Skullduggery.
Extra bonus fun points if you find your Monkey friend working at Skullduggery and if you find the Gweilo staff!
Address: 2M Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Operation time: Tues – Thurs, 6pm–3am, Frid – Sun, 7pm–3am
Telephone no.: +6014 629 2044
Gweilo means Gringo by James Estes
Ocho Blanco Tequila, agave, lime, hibiscus, Sichuan pepper, pomelo soda, bamboo salt
You become bored very fast… but you are a quick thinker! You are also courageous, talented, honest, observant and hardworking.
Rooster is always the centre of the attention, impressing those he meets and what a better place than a fancy bar to do that! The charming Rooster can dash to Three X Co and try the impressive ‘Eastern Poem’ and many more cocktails from their new menu!
Address: 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Center, Jalan Maarof, Taman SA, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Operation time: Mon – Sat: 5pm – 2am
Telephone no.: +6019 336 6031
Eastern Poem by David Hans
Chrysanthemum Infused Gin, 枇杷膏 Pei Pa Koa, Yuzu Tonic Water, ginseng rootlets
You are likeable, honest, prudent, playful, witty, sincere, cooperative, protective and helpful.
The loyal Dog can sprint to Barzhen and say goodbye to the year while sipping on cocktails, a variation of the Salty Dog cocktail… until next time!
Address: 5, Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operation time: Tues – Thurs & Sun, 5pm–2am, Fri – Sat 5pm–3am
Telephone no.: +6012 671 5883
Gou Kaw Kaw by Giri Pancha
Tequila, watermelon liqueur, strawberry puree, grapefruit juice, a pinch of salt, ginger ale
Pig: You are very enthusiastic, compassionate, generous, friendly and diligent. As a result, a drink to share with your friends is the best treat for you!
The sociable Pig can trot to Beta KL and enjoy a cocktail teapot (holding all your lucky colours!) with 2 other friends and maybe find the Pig friend from Beta KL!
Address: Fraser Place, Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Operation time: Tues – Sun, 12–3pm, 5pm–1am
Telephone no.: +603 2181 2990
Yum Cha by Chris Chung
Tie Guan Ying infusion, Roselle and hawthorn syrup, lemon, mandarin orange, ginger, thyme
Extra bonus points of luck and fun for those who hit all the bars with their friends and try all the CNY special cocktails!
You only have a few weeks to catch them all! Hurry!
Happy Chinese New Year everyone!
Aurelie from Cocktails in KL (Master Feng Shui by the KL bar scene! Just for fun!)