Monday, January 11, 2010

Elixir @ Changkat Bukit Bintang


Taking over what was formerly Flam's, Elixir offers mind-blowingly wicked cocktails.


This is one of the best lounges around; service is sparkling, the setting is super-comfy, the decor is gorgeous and the music is maintained at the perfect volume for chatting.


The friendly Russian mixologist recommended some absinthe shooters, which he prepared according to the "Bohemian Method."


A sugar cube is set ablaze for nearly a minute and allowed to caramelize before being dropped into the glass to ignite the absinthe.


The absinthe fumes are captured in a larger glass that is swiftly covered up. Inhale the fumes through a straw after gulping down the absinthe for a real rush to the head.


A wide range of Asian, European and Russian-themed cocktails is available. We loved the Yellow Phoenix (mango, passionfruit, vodka, sugar syrup, chilli pepper) and Jade Purse (apple, shiso leaves, calvados, lemon juice, absinthe).


Emperor's Elixir (single malt whisky, ginger, d.o.m. benedictine, vanilla syrup) and Wolfberry Whisper (passionfruit, grapefruit, gin, wolfberries).


Customers who need some bites can sit outside and have food brought over from Bermuda & Onion next door.




Elixir,
Changkat Bukit Bintang.
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18 comments:

  1. Wow. It looks like the whole Changkat area's changing liddat.

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  2. oh well, flams food was soso so i suppose it would not be greatly missed.

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  3. wow! the drinks are potent indeed!

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  4. chloe: the more the merrier!
    qwazymonkey: it seems like more bars and clubs are opening here, which isn't really a good thing though...
    joe: yeah, it wasn't really a necessary restaurant...
    tng: a great alternative to the watered down cocktails elsewhere! :D

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  5. service was sparkling..? the place actually looks like it's sparkling la:P

    hehe.. btw, the russian looks hot.. was he? (or just ur photo:O) teehee

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  6. ciki: heh, he was blazing hawt! a burning, burning hunk o' love, as elvis might have said! *blush* hope he never reads this...

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  7. when the turnover is so fast in this area, one has to offer competitive edge in order to stay in the competition :)

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  8. leo: it looks like the trend for changkat now is clubs, clubs and more clubs...

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  9. Ya agree~ turnover is way too fast..Hmm..makes it impossible for us to attempt them all :S

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  10. chloe: if u visit changkat five times every week, u'd be able to try every outlet within a month! :D

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  11. I just saw the email this morning announcing the opening! Interesting place, I must go try absinthe and find the green fairy.

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  12. boo: say hi to her on my behalf if u see her! heh, yeah, this is a welcome addition to changkat, even though there's no food...

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  13. the first pic looks like Dita Von Teese

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  14. eiling: i had to google that name, cos i had no idea who she is! but yeah, there seems to be a resemblance :D

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  15. don't go to elixir, the service is poor and and its NO FUN! We also tried to make a booking for 15 people. The person was very rude and condescending. Said that she reserved the right to stop any of the invited guess if she didn't think they were dressed up to standard.

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  16. great place to relax and the Grill sandwich burger also good.

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  17. been there, somehow the music does not really suit my taste,..at one point I felt that I had to pop pills to really enjoy the music,..sorry,..

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