SUM­MER AF­FAIR

So Sof­i­tel’s rooftop hide­out knows more than a thing or two about cool­ing off, trop­i­cal style.

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For a rooftop bar, 1927 fails spec­tac­u­larly in the views depart­ment; its hum­ble sixth-floor height atop the So Sof­i­tel means it’s eas­ily dwarfed by the dreary of­fices sur­round­ing it. How­ever, the bou­tique ho­tel’s new wa­ter­ing hole is still worth a visit, if only for one thing: spec­tac­u­lar tiki cock­tails.

In keep­ing with its swank decor, 1927 calls its creations “Equa­to­rial Clas­sics” but just know it’s a menu filled with rum-based favourites like the Rum Run­ner, Fog Cut­ter and Painkiller. All clas­sics here, equa­to­rial or oth­er­wise, are ex­e­cuted ef­fec­tively – which is to be ex­pected of any de­cent ho­tel bar – so it’s in the orig­i­nal creations that one can wit­ness 1927’s ge­nius.

Start the evening with a Tiki Time Bomb, which gets its sweet­ness from grape­fruit cor­dial and Vel­vet Faler­num liqueur, and its strength from gin and burnt pineap­ple-in­fused vodka. For some­thing lighter, the Hash­tag Frose (rose wine, St- Ger­main, dry ver­mouth and cham­pagne syrup) is crisp and re­fresh­ing. A lit­tle ab­sinthe some­times works won­ders for tiki drinks, and is proven here in the bar’s Ab­sinthe Co­lada.

While there’s no sun­set or beach to toast to, 1927 is not lack­ing in am­bi­ence. In the chic space, brightly coloured trop­i­cal prints, planters and lounge chairs abound, with an in­fin­ity pool beck­on­ing those who (we hope) sip re­spon­si­bly. The 2.4m-wide screen and pro­jec­tor on the pa­tio also make 1927 a suit­able event space for pri­vate par­ties and launches.

SWEET AND STRONG The Tiki Time Bomb is made of grape­fruit cor­dial, Vel­vet Faler­num liqueur, gin and vodka.

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