5 Cocktails In Hong Kong That Are Works Of Art
- The Nightingale at Duddell’sThe Nightingale at Duddell’s
- The Zoetrope at Dr Fern’s Gin ParlourThe Zoetrope at Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour
- Starburst at The WoodsStarburst at The Woods
- Sakura Sour at Zuma Sakura Sour at Zuma
- Pearl of the Orient at Above & Beyond Pearl of the Orient at Above & Beyond
The spirit of Art Week is everywhere, including at some of Hong Kong's top bars where talented mixologists have created stunning cocktails that deserve their own spot at Art Basel. From edible imagery to truly unique glassware, check out the five art-inspired cocktails we'll be sipping on all through Art Week:
The Nightingale at Duddell’s
As the place to see and be seen amongst Hong Kong’s art crowd, Duddell's is bound to get creative when it comes to cocktails. Recently, resident mixologist Masumi Tomioka and JIA Group’s award-winning bar specialist James Barker teamed up to create an all-new “Harmony” cocktail series that takes inspiration from Eastern wisdom.
Inspired by Japanse ingredients, The Nightingale consists of Hennessey VSOP Cognac, matcha, soy, almond, brown sugar and red shiso powder.
Duddell's, Level 5 & 6 Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong; +852 3657 6388; duddells.co
The Zoetrope at Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour
Created by Dr Fern’s “head of prescriptions” Pauline Jam, this beautiful cocktail was inspired by traditional Chinese horse lamps from the fourth century.
Served in the aforementioned lamps, it contains Whitley Neill Quince Gin, homemade grape soda, and citric acid topped with frozen flowers. Be quick, though–it’s only available until March 30.
Dr Fern's Gin Parlour, Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong; 2111 9449, drfernshk.com
Starburst at The Woods
This supernova of a cocktail is one of three art-inspired cocktails crafted to celebrate The Woods’ latest bar-within-a-bar concept, The Lodge. Made from a five-spice and dried fruit infusion and served with walnut ice, Starburst is served in a Tom Dixon “Tank” low ball glass adorned with star anise used in the infusion which has been painted gold.
The Lodge currently by invitation only, but if you haven't managed to score an invite, you can book a seat for April and beyond.
The Woods, L/G, 17 Hollywood Road, Central, +852 2522 0281, thewoods.hk
Sakura Sour at Zuma
Zuma is bringing sakura season to Hong Kong. Along with a cherry blossom installation by floral artist Kirk Cheng, a collection of limited edition sakura-themed cocktails will also be on offer. The Sakura Sour, however, is by far the prettiest.
The blend of Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, red wine Umeshu, peach, yuzu, Orgeat, egg white is topped with a cherry blossom and is truly irresistible.
Zuma, Level 5 & 6 Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, +852 3657 6388, zumarestaurant.com
Pearl of the Orient at Above & Beyond
Hotel Icon’s snazzy Cantonese restaurant Above & Beyond pays homage to local artists, like Kim Sungho and Janko Lam, in its limited edition series of art-inspired cocktails. The Pearl of the Orient is particularly impressive, as it’s topped with an edible image of the Hong Kong skyline by Kim.
Made from slow gin, Peachtree liqueur, curacao blue, egg white and cream, it’s the perfect drink to enjoy the restaurant’s panoramic views
Above & Beyond, 28/F, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 34001318, hotel-icon.com