What Dreams Are Made Of From Summerlong by Mohd Irwan
Mohd Irwan: “I was dazzled by how It changed the perception of clowns. Clowns are loved by children because of their balloon tricks and humour. When Stephen King’s It came out in 1990, it transformed clowns into subjects of fear. Kids are now more afraid of clowns than before. Clowns turned from being harmless entertainers to murderous demons. Inspired represent this transition — the childish nature of milkshakes with a bittersweet taste of horror.”
Movie Inspiration: Stephen King’s It
Tasting Notes: Savoury, sour, bittersweet with a honey-like texture — a milkshake for adults.
Blood of Kramer from Lucky Bar by Darren Lim
Darren Lim: “Saw is basically every horror movie combined into one — its storyline is sprinkled with tons of gore and suspense. While its concept is simple, Saw’s surprising twist ending captivates the audience. Just like Saw, my cocktail is a classic mixed with surprising elements giving it that unexpected twist at the end.”
Tasting Notes: Sweet, Sour and Fruity
Oh Well from Kuvo by Pan Zheng
Pan Zheng: “The Ring is a Japanese horror movie that became an instant classic in 1991, with Hollywood even remaking it in 2002. The movie left a deep impression on everyone, especially the scene of Sadako coming out of a well. It is this iconic scene that inspired me to create this specific cocktails. The flavour of my cocktail comes from Vietnamese egg coffee, which I find delicious and fascinating, while the design is inspired by the movie itself.”
Movie Inspiration: The Ring
Tasting Notes: Creamy and cheesy, with sweetness from the Cointreau Noir and a delicious coffee aroma.
Dolly The Doll from Neon Pigeon by Symphony Loo
Symphony Loo: “As the latest sequel of the movie was just released, I chose Anabelle as the inspiration for my cocktail. It was Annabelle that revived the fear of dolls that we had as children. With Annabelle in mind, I created my cocktail to have refreshing childish flavours reminiscnet of lollipops and candy yet still have that acidic touch.
Movie Inspiration: Anabelle
Tasting Notes: Sweet and a little acidic, refreshing.
Third Eye from Aura by Riccardo Nardone
Riccardo Nardone: “Child’s Play is the cult horror film that introduced Chucky to the world and has become a classic of the horror film genre. The wooden knife stirrer is a reference to Chucky’s weapon of choice. Using Chucky as inspiration, we also recreated his distinctive orange hair, and greenish blue eyes in our cocktail. The lychee eye is also inspired by the Chinese belief of being able to see ghosts and unnatural beings with a third eye.”
Movie Inspiration: Child’s Play
Tasting Notes: Perfect balance of sweet and tangy: fresh and fruity.
Text: Sofia Kim/Female