Not quite into heavy drinking when the sun is still upon us, we opt for some light-hearted spirits in the afternoon. CÉ LA VI serves up just the perfect post-work tipple, also known as the Apertivo aka ‘happy hour’ coined by the Italians who certainly know how to enjoy life.

Classically comprised of Aperol and gins, the Apertivo cocktails all have a feather-touch, enough to tickle the stomach that encourages relaxed conversations at the the casual laid-back atmosphere on the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands. Our favourite was definitely the Aperol spritz, with a tinge of savouriness from the use of olives, but still retaining its full-bodied flavour.

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Their head mixologist, Knut Randhem, hails from Sweden and his charisma shined through as he guided us to make our very own Apertivos. We know that he has a streak of fun in him, after receiving orders to place slices of grapefruit at 11 o’clock – as if that would make a difference to the drink since all the ingredients were already thoughtfully prepared, for instance, the fruits for the sangria were all pre-soaked beforehand.

The perfect concoction, before you kick back to enjoy the heavy beats tomorrow at the lounge with local rising star DJ Daryl C, who will debuting at ZoukOut this year with his deep, soulful beats. He will be accompanied by veteran DJ Deepak and multi-talented Kaye, who is proficient in saxophone, EWI, vocoder, midi controllers, drum machines, analog synths and more.

CÉ LA VI Singapore
Address: 1 Bayfront Ave, 018971
Phone: 6688 7688
Website: http://www.sg.celavi.com/