Nature is healing as the government announces the further lifting of social distancing restrictions. Most importantly for our readers, bars are set to reopen on May 19 after months of closure. With the warmer weather approaching, the timing couldn't be better to head down to your favourite watering hole to quench your thirst. From fresh openings to innovative new menus, we gather the best places to imbibe in the coming weeks.
New to Peel Street is Furutu, a happy-go-lucky bar concept that revolves around Japanese fruit liqueurs. From a diminutive wood-lined interior replete with fruit-faced mascots peeking outwards, Furutu serves cocktails and highballs based on over 10 fruit liqueurs and umeshu made from either sake or shochu. Easygoing recipes include the gin-based Yuzu Collins and whisky-based Pear Sour; while a range of highballs build on the likes of Kitajima salted yuzu liqueur, Nakata peach umeshu, and Tsukushi green tea umeshu. A small selection of skewers is available for the peckish, while those enamoured with Furutu's mascots can pick up a range of retail products including wine coolers, playing cards, tees and tote bags.
Furutu, 59C Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong; thefurutu.com