50. Star Bar (Tokyo, Japan)
The Ninja Ice is a key attraction at the storied Ginza cocktail establishment, Star Bar. Cut with unparalleled precision by a machine, the ice all but disappears in a drink, thus giving it the name.
49. Sago House (Singapore)
With a weekly-changing cocktail menu, Sago House keeps things fresh with libations such as Misty Mountains, combining Seven Tails XO brandy, Wild Turkey rye, Cameron Highlands tea, sweet potato, honey, and Angostura bitters.
48. Teens of Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand)
Among its range of unusual G&Ts, Teens of Thailand adds a distinctly local twist to the classic two-ingredient drink with the Thai Tea Gin & Tonic, infusing Thai tea into the base spirit.
47. Three X Co (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
This Kuala Lumpur bar's twist on the classic Jungle Bird cocktail, the Burung Malaya, involves Plantation Dark Rum, homemade Guinness amaro, ananas, lemon and honey.
46. Vesper (Bangkok, Thailand)
Named after James Bond's martini of choice, it would be amiss for patrons of Vesper not to try one of the bar's creative martinis with a twist.
45. MO Bar (Singapore)
The Sarimanok––with rum, mango and citrus. Have you ever seen a cocktail so pretty?
44. Le Chamber (Seoul, South Korea)
A tribute to Korea's native ginseng, the Ginseng Martini at Le Chamber involves soju that has been macerated with the medicinal root for six months.
43. Bar Trench (Tokyo, Japan)
In a nod to Bar Trench's original location on the 11th floor of a building, this drink combines the bar team's favourites of rum, herb liqueur, Kina liqueur, absinthe and bitters.
42. The Old Man (Singapore)
Don’t be put off by the unusual mix of ingredients in The Old Man’s Death in the Afternoon––absinthe, cinzano Prosecco, coco-pandan yogurt, froth and nutmeg come together beautifully in this tasty tipple.
41. Alice (Seoul, South Korea)
A Hippity Hoppity cocktail of Absolut Elyx vodka, elderflower and aloe vera in your hand means you've successfully ended up on the other side of Alice's rabbit hole.
40. Darkside (Hong Kong)
A hybrid of the martini and James Bond's Vesper cocktail, the Martini Vs Vesper at Hong Kong's own Darkside mixes Mancino Vermouth Secco and Mancino Vermouth Bianco for botanical complexity, while the peach bitters and Japanese wakamomo infuse a delectable fruitiness.
39. D.Bespoke (Singapore)
Try the traditional fruit spirit pálinka, which hails from Central Europe, in this intriguing cocktail from D.Bespoke, which sees plum pálinka, yuzu liqueur and fresh lemon juice combine in a cocktail reminiscent of a classic Sidecar.
38. The Curator (Manila, Philippines)
Thinking about heavy metal and progressive rock? The Coheed & Cambria may sound like both but its flavour is definitely on the bright side, primarily named for the beautiful irony of hardcore listening and musical curiosity while delighting this drink’s citrusy summer notes.
37. Junglebird (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
The namesake classic cocktail is not to be missed at Junglebird, where Diplomatico Mantuano, Campari, pineapple juice, lime juice and sugar syrup combine in a clash of big, juicy flavours.
36. Tippling Club (Singapore)
Why not make the most of a martini at Tippling Club—specifically Lord Ryan’s Gin Martini, where the dry vermouth and Lord Ryan’s Prohibition gin concoction is served at a cool minus 7°C.
35. Backstage Cocktail Bar (Bangkok, Thailand)
This theatre-themed cocktail bar takes much of the inspiration for its menu from the big screen delivering clever concoctions like this Sherlock Holmes-inspired Poisoned Me featuring Scotch whisky, lapsang tea, Sichuan pepper, smoked honey, date, citrus and double spiced bitters.
34. Bar Cham (Seoul, South Korea)
Named after the city of Cheonan, this milk-clarified cocktail uses dureang (a Korean grape spirit) as its base, combined with Nocino liqueur, lime juice, oloroso sherry, absinthe, walnut bitters, and soda.
33. Union Brasserie, Bakery & Bar (Jakarta, Indonesia)
The imaginative Pops G&T marries local flavours with attention-grabbing presentation, utilising Kaja Gin, tonic water, cempedak fruit and a butterfly pea popsicle.
32. Speak Low (Shanghai, China)
Speak Low's Shanghai Cobbler is one of the bar's special signature cocktails, bringing distinctive Chinese ingredients to drinkers in this sweet and sour libation.
31. Union Trading Company (Shanghai, China)
Synthesising a global range of ingredients with an age-old cocktail format, the Lychee Punch mixes London dry gin, Fijian lychee, French vermouth, and cider vinegar.
30. Penicillin (Hong Kong)
Named after the Scotch-based cocktail created by Sam Ross of New York bar Milk & Honey, Penicillin's interpretation of this modern classic adds a sustainable bent to the drink with apple skin whisky, turmeric sherbet, burnt milk, and homemade apple cider.
29. Barbary Coast (Singapore)
One of the most popular drinks at this Singaporean bar is the Tommy Tomate, a twist on the Tommy's Margarita involving Del Maguey Mezcal Vida, tomato, kaffir, agave, lime and saline solution.
28. The Wise King (Hong Kong)
Named after 13th-century Spanish monarch Alfonso the Wise, The Wise King combines the worlds of mixology and tapas with the Jamón Old Fashioned, made using Ezra Brooks bourbon fat-washed in Iberico ham, cantaloupe syrup and walnut bitters.
27. Bar High Five (Tokyo, Japan)
One of Japan's most recognisable barmen, Hidetsugu Ueno specialises in classic cocktails such as the White Lady, a shaken drink of gin, Cointreau and lemon juice.
26. The Pontiac (Hong Kong)
Encapsulating its devil-may-care philosophy, The Pontiac's Hobnail combines Irish whiskey, ginger, Averna, bitters and orange oil for a hard-hitting yet delicious cocktail that can be enjoyed in multiples.
25. Quinary (Hong Kong)
Having remained on Quinary's menu since it opened in 2012, the Earl Grey Caviar Martini captures founder Antonio Lai's irreverent approach to mixology with its towering head of foam and float of earl grey caviar.
24. Aha Saloon (Taipei, Taiwan)
Dip the beeswax slip into this Foretell Paper (You are Hopeless) cocktail to read the hidden message. There's always something to surprise at Aha Saloon.