Fans of a sturdy classic cocktail are in success this month, as we spotlight 3 new menus and openings that are positive to delight any who revel in an old-school tipple. Check out our selections for top new cocktails, happy hours, and specific award-prevailing liquids to sip on in Hong Kong this July.
The eye-roll-inducing moniker apart (DarkSide refers back to the ‘cheeky’ name that non-locals name Kowloon), the Rosewood Hong Kong’s dramatic jazz drinking den could be TST’s high-quality new watering hole, with a drinks program harking back to darkish spirits (attempt the house barrelled cognac and port by means of the glass).
Live clean jazz each night is first-rate paired with robust classic cocktails inclusive of negronis, Vieux carries, martinis, and versions of such — served with chunks of darkish sweets that your server chisels personally off of large blocks made in-house. Try the Martini Vs. Vesper (HK$one hundred twenty), a top-notch twist on the vodka- or gin-based totally martini kissed with peach bitters and served with a Japanese plum.
And simply to marinate in the whole ‘Kowloon-ness’ of the affair, you’ll want to flavor the 40 Square Feet (HK$one hundred twenty-five): a Hong Kong twist to the Negroni, it’s a nod to the domiciles in the notorious Kowloon Walled City, topped with juicy plum and a spritz of ambergris — actually a dose of funky olfactive warmth.
With the brand new appointment of the Four Seasons Hong Kong’s new beverage ambassador Lorenzo Antinori — formerly instrumental in supporting to push Four Seasons Seoul’s venerable Charles H. Into Asia’s Best 50 Bars — you’ll also discover a new seasonal bar menu at Caprice. Still domestic to a wicked cheese platter (howdy forty eight-month elderly comté!), a complicated wine listing, and amazing traditional cocktails.
The new menu ties the mixology towards the culinary finesse of Caprice Executive Chef Guillaume Gaillot. Now, it’s an adventure via the geography and traditions around France: from the dry and puckery Vin Jaune of the Jura mountains with the Jura Martini — paired with Jura local San Marcellan cheese besides — to the extraordinary Fig Leaf Gimlet.
Drawing at the sensitive flavors paying homage to a tropical holiday derived from the fig leaves of Provence. Antinori also pays homage to the centenary party of the negroni with a hundred Years Negroni, presenting a cool black truffle-infused Tanqueray Ten and shaved cakes on top.
The 36 Bar & Co.
Where to drink in Hong Kong – July – Thirty-SixSoho whiskey haven The ThirtySix Bar & Co debuted at the scene with its intricately made highballs and comprehensive liquor collection. Now, the bar has released a trendy bar bites menu offering sharing plates and charcoal-grilled skewers to go together with your dram. Snacks variety from a hearty Spanish pork belly
Kimchi roll (HK$ forty-eight) to a fitness-ahead grilled fruit and vegetable platter (HK$108), to the modern Old Fashioned burger (HK$138) inspired by the iconic cocktail, presenting bitter-infused orange and cherry jam with sesame. Wash it down with The ThirtySix’s two-for-one satisfied hour deal each day from 5–8 pm, with beverages beginning from HK$60.
Twisted Tiki Pool Party
The W’s annual Pool Party series returns. Launching just at the end of June, this year’s summer season extravaganza brings on four nights of dancing under the celebs at the tallest outside pool deck in Hong Kong — with loose drift bubbly cocktails, floaties, and coronary heart-thumping DJ beats galore. A Single Shot price tag bundle gets access to the pool from
8 pm onwards, plus a complimentary general drink at the pool deck; A ‘WIP’ price tag receives access and free-go with the flow Moët and preferred drinks till nighttime. All in-house visitors staying in a single day can also get free access to the birthday celebration — so why now not % your swimmers and make it a staycation?
Tucked away in Prince’s Building, Kakure Epicurean Group’s contemporary idea is a Ginza-fashion watering hollow bringing delicate Japanese eats and an intensive whiskey choice for Central’s suited salarymen. At the same time, the eating place serves up lunch to dinner and a devoted teppanyaki station, and an omakase sushi counter.
The bar offers a prolonged collection of old and rare drams, dedicated sections to Japanese and Scottish distilleries in addition to time-honored cocktails. Some original cocktails include the Smoked Sesame Oil Negroni — presenting sesame oil-washed gin, vermouth infused with dates, yuzu bitters, and crowned off with cherry blossom smoke.