Vowing to bring on the fun & flavour for cocktail hounds, Coley is the new playground of Malaysian bartender C.K. Kho, who's been a stalwart of the scene for over a dozen years, earning the respect of both his peers & patrons. It's no shock that seemingly everybody in KL who loves a good drink is now checking out Coley, tucked at the back of Bangsar's DR.Inc cafe.
C.K.'s skilled spin on the cocktail experience involves a fuss-free environment for customers - relax & rest assured that your potions will prove potent with pleasure, propped by a few potential surprises, with no shortcuts taken on the route to satisfaction. Current highlights comprise sip-worthy coolers for this scorcher of a month - delicious mixes with local dynamics, including London dry gin with fresh coconut water, blended whisky with home-brewed barley lemon water, silver tequila with grapefruit & kaffir lime, & vodka with vanilla, pineapple & basil. For RM20 a pop, you should have no regrets sampling them all.
Coley is named for Ada 'Coley' Coleman, lauded as history's most famous female bartender, heading the bar of London's Savoy Hotel in the early 1900s. So of course, the cocktail to try here is Ada's signature Hanky-Panky, created a century ago, crafted with Italian Vermouth, Dry Gin & Fernet-Branca, garnished with an orange peel - a compellingly balanced drink for adults, spelling sophistication without stuffiness. C.K. has many other concoctions in his arsenal - the key is to come here with an open mind & eager heart; on the right night, with the right person, this is one bar that's easy to fall in love with.
Coley Cocktail Bar
8 Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Currently Tues-Sat, 5pm-1am; Sun, 12pm-6pm. Tel: 019-270-9179
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