What’s the best beverage to pair with a burger? Some might argue beer, others might fight for soft drinks. But, we recently discovered this brand new pairing.

Cointreau, the iconic, orange-flavoured liqueur, is partnering with Mori Mori Burger, a modern Japanese burger concept located near Arab Street and Haji Lane.

Japanese-inspired cocktails

Take a sip of Cointreau cocktails between bites of a juicy, saucy burger.

The Yuzu Musha ($25) and Kyoho Musha ($25) feature yuzu from Yamaguchi, and kyoho grapes from Shizuoka, Japan. Both cocktails were fruity and refreshing, tasting nothing like plain saccharine fruit syrups. The only difference is that the tartness of the yuzu complements the Cointreau better, allowing its warm, citrusy, and astringent undertones to shine through. Meanwhile, the Kyoho Musha tasted more like fruit juice than a cocktail. But don’t be fooled — the same amount of liqueur is used in both cocktails.

These two drinks will only be available till the end of the year.

Modern Japanese burgers

Wagyu beef burgers tend to be a scam. The patties are either made with other types of beef, or it’s just badly prepared. Either way, the essence of wagyu doesn’t shine through. 

The Ronin Burger ($23) at Mori Mori burger proved me wrong. It was beefy, it was fragrant, it was what I expected Wagyu burgers to taste like. To complement its rich fatty flavours, it was counteract with burnt sour onion topped.

Meanwhile, the Ninja Burger ($23), a lamb burger, was more mellow. The lamb patty wasn’t gamey, and its grassy flavours were accentuated by seaweed flakes.

Pair the burgers with a side of fries with an add-on of $5.

Mori Mori Burger’s fries come in Original, Curry, Seaweed and Truffle, which can also be purchased a la carte from $20.

We recommend the seaweed, which was essentially a less salty version of McDonald’s Seaweed Shaker Fries.

Cointreau

Location: 20 Kandahar St, #01-00, Singapore 198885
Tel: +65 6294 0078
Opening hours: 6-11pm (closed on Sundays)

*This article is written in partnership with Cointreau and Mori Mori Burger, but all opinions are of my own

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