Marini’s on the rooftop of Tower 3 KLCC is one of THE spots in the Valley for late afternoon drinks and happy hours, with award-winning cocktails. It’s really high, dwarfing the skyscrapers below, and it’s got 360 views too.
We checked it out one Saturday after being invited, and the day was perfect. Doors here open at 5pm.
Marini’s gets its beer from Carlsberg Malaysia, featuring drinks like the ones below.
Marini’s serves this beer platter off the menu as well.
Happy hours here are called Sunset Hours, and it happens from 5pm to 9pm daily. Prices are reasonable – you ‘d get a draft glass of Carlsberg for $13.90 (nett), an Asahi for RM18.60.
We graduated to a whole load of cocktails soon after, starting with this:
It’s a light-tasting Sour, creamy, with a tinge of peppermint flavour. Goes easy.
The Chamomile is a vodka-based cocktail, with orange and tea. Turns out, tea and orange is a funky combo!
A lil sweetness, not too heavy. I dig this one.
(Most cocktails featured also have egg white for its creaminess.)
The Cilantro Sour is also vodka-based, and turns out tangy, with a bit of lingering bitter.
Sumtin different is the 57 Spice, a mix of fresh grapefruit, maraschino cherry liqueur, and homemade spice syrup. Kinda refreshing, bitter-sweet, and tangy at the same time.
But a chocolate ice-cream fan like me loved this:
Cherry vodka, Creme de Cacao, chocolate ice cream.
When u got stuff like this, what else does the planet need??
Lapped it up like a dog. Nutty, sweetish, with reminders of milo ais / Brown Brown.
Next was the 57 Fizz.
This is vodka + Campari + fresh grapefruit juice + Sparkling water. For those who like bitter-ish drinks. Me, am still learning to appreciate Campari. Has a pleasant light fizz, as its name suggests.
We also had sumtin localized:
A combo of vodka, hibiscus (roselle) syrup, mint, lemon and egg white. Interesting, but i would have preferred more of the roselle coming thru over the lemon.
Although famous for its dining, Marini’s does have a strong beverage angle, especially due to it’s great views. The outlet’s bar is large and well-located.
And mixologist Junior Joe is the Head of Mixology of Marini’s, ensuring good QC and a cocktail list that should have new stuff regularly enough.
Ingredients like herbs and spices are high quality and fresh, and the cocktail list pretty interesting.
Have a look here for the beverage list.
Brain damage: 8/10