Ky. Bourbon In the Mix At Singapore Bar For Trump-Kim Summit Cocktails

Posted at 3:28 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 15:28:04-04

(NBC News) — Bars in Singapore are preparing for the much-anticipated summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. One bar there is offering special cocktails named after the leaders. 

The popular Singapore cocktail spot Gastropub Escobar is offering customers a chance to sip the Trump or the Kim. 

The Trump is a blue, Kentucky bourbon-based cocktail.

"For the base, I am using bourbon, why I am using, because bourbon is came from Kentucky and is part of America and America loves bourbon," said bartender Sofien.

The Kim drink is a red cocktail with Korean spirit Soju as its base.

Both drinks are $12.60, a nod to the planned date of the meeting, June 12. 

"It being one of the biggest event in recent world history, you know, we wanted to get involved with the whole hype and fun that’s happening at the moment," said Gastropub Escobar director Stan Sri Ganesh. "It’s been moving excellently fast you know, customers who come usually order both of it just to try both of it and they actually go for the second round so it’s doing very well."

Ganesh told NBC News that both drinks use equal portions of alcohol to avoid controversy about which is stronger. Ganesh said that the new cocktails have been very popular and have boosted business at the cocktail spot. The Trump and the Kim may soon become a permanent item on the drink menu. 

Trump had canceled the summit scheduled for May 24, citing "open hostility". The summit will now be June 12.