A refreshing, ice-cold cocktail is a perfect way to enjoy the heat of summer and these bars are ready to give you a cocktail experience like never before. With new and seasonal tipples to drinks that add to the heat with fire elements, here are some cocktails to cheers to a summer of fun.
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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Freshen up in the heat with the gardener’s spring brunch at the MO Bar. Partnering with Belvedere for bespoke cocktails and Moët & Chandon for free-flow bubbles, this brunch will liven up your summer afternoon in true luxury. The pink and playful rootssini mixes vodka with strawberry, rhubarb and ginger. Yellow bell pepper is an intriguing ingredient in its pimento collins, balanced with apricot liqueur and lemon juice for a sharp and sweet cocktail.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, 2132 0188
Two Moons Distillery
Showcasing locally grown calamansi fruit, Two Moons Distillery has debuted a calamansi gin just in time for the heat. The sweet yet tart gin is available by the bottle or in various bars across Hong Kong for the summer. A Two Moons pop-up is at The Pawn where guests can try its crescent moon collins that pairs mint and lime with the citrus gin.
Two Moons Distillery, multiple venues across Hong Kong
Have a multi-sensory cocktail experience overlooking Hong Kong at its highest bar, Ozone. Its newest menu takes inspiration from the five elements to create unique cocktails designed to intrigue your senses. Watch as the fire cocktails are lit aflame when served. The spicy cocktail has a fruity punch from mango nectar and alipus mezcal.
Ozone, 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon, 2263 2263
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Using a range of unpredictable ingredients, The Pontiac’s newest concoctions are all ready to show its rock’n’roll attitude with fresh flavours. Partnering with ecoSpirits, its remade the classic long island with four of its liquors. Its pretty and pink cocktail shouldn’t be overlooked as it masks an applewood coral gin with pear eau de vie, soda and cucumber.
The Pontiac, 13 Old Bailey Street, Central, 2521 3855
Creating a range of three tea-inspired cocktails for summer, head to the bar at 181 Fortnum’s for a chic yet boozy afternoon pick me up. With a tea base, these cocktails have a light and refreshing profile. From a tropical cachaça with countess grey tea, rosé vermouth with rose pouchong tea to a spiced lapsang souchong with ginger liqueur.
181 Fortnum’s, Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3916 8181
Watch as the summer sun sets over the harbour with SEVVA’s new cocktail menu at its aperitivo hour. Order its Edgerton pink G&T or the what women want cocktail with sake, gin, mint and elderflower. A range of free-flow canapés are also available to complete your relaxing evening.
SEVVA, 25/F, LANDMARK Prince’s, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2537 1388
Gin and tonic lovers rejoice with the Tanqueray cart at La Rambla. Expertly pairing various Tanqueray gins with premium tonics and garnishes, sit in its alfresco terrace with the perfect G&T. From a zesty passion fruit to a mint and lemonade pairing, there are flavour profiles suitable for every preference.
La Rambla, Shop 3071 to 3073, 3/F, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, 2661 1161
Sit under the sun in Studio City’s alfresco seating area and transport yourself to Mexico with an extensive tequila and mezcal list. Its bespoke cocktail, where there’s smoke, mixes Del Maguey Vida Mezcal with fruity mango and a hint of spice from fresh jalapeño, served with a torched lime.
Studio City, Shop C, 50 to 56 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, 2889 1696