Bitters and Sweets in Central is offering a new selection of burger and cocktails pairing that does look very tasty!
We saw a massive growth last year of the burger market with local burger joints opening up as well as international brands such as Shake Shack and Five Guys that launched in the city. The great thing about this growth is also the quality gets better and the creativity with the American burger.
If you have ever been to Bitters and Sweets (we have) it is a really comfortable and the burgers and food that we have was very tasty and refreshingly well priced for what you got, especially in Central.
We cannot wait to try some of the burgers below with their paired drinks to make these attractive combos and when you see those photos I am sure you will be working out what to try too!
The descriptions below are the official ones provided to us and not written by us.
BAS Double $118, Cherry Soda $120
BAS Burgers has paired the BAS Double with the Cherry Soda, which is not a soda in itself. Ben says “I used to love drinking cherry sodas at diners when eating burgers, and thought we should have a cocktail that reflects that love.” It is a velvety sour that uses Cherry Heering to add fruitiness to Bulleit bourbon, which has a distinctive caramel sweetness. The tartness from the cherries and full-bodied Bulleit bourbon stands up well to the rich and decadent Double.
Porker $98, Yin Yeung $130
If the luncheon meat and egg sandwich is a ubiquitous breakfast food item, then the yin yeung(鴛鴦), which is half coffee and half milk tea, is the accompanying drink. The Yin Yeung is a play on this beverage, starting with Tie Guan Yin(鐵觀音) infused Ron Zacapa rum. For the coffee flavor, a simple syrup is made from the restaurant’s used coffee grinds. A quick smoke of wood and mixed with evaporated milk finishes the cocktail. BAS Burgers serves this pairing as an all-day breakfast.
Sloppy Chick $88, Hey Chica $120
The “calitexmex” flavors of the Sloppy Jose and Chick is amplified by the tequila-based Hey Chica! Don Julio Añejo is infused with tomato and then combined with guava, lime and homemade jalapeno bitters. The slightly acidic and spicy notes of the cocktail plays well with the guacamole and salsa.
Patty Melt $118, As Cool As Cucumber $110
With so much meaty decadence, a little cocktail is needed to balance it. Tanqueray Gin is combined with Aperol and a homemade cucumber syrup. The sweet and bitter taste of Aperol and the freshness of cucumber plays a counterpart to the meaty monster.
Bitters & Sweets
Address: 1/F, 52-54 Wellington Street, Central
Tel: 2788 0103
Mon-Wed 12:00nn-2:00pm, 6:00pm-11:00pm;
Thur 12:00nn-2:00pm, 6:00pm-12:00mn;
Fri 12:00nn-2:00pm, 6:00pm-2:00am;
Sun - Closed