What your drink order says about you, according to Hong Kong bartenders
Ever wonder if your friends secretly judge you for not knowing what to order at the bar? Or maybe you've always wondered what the bartender thinks about your fancy cocktail order – are they impressed or do they just think you’re pretentious? We picked the brains of five bartenders in Hong Kong and learned everything from whether or not they’re secretly judging you to the best way to get a bartender’s attention on a busy Friday night. Bottoms up! RECOMMENDED: From speakeasies to sake joints, these are the top Hong Kong bars shaking and stirring your favourite drinks. If you’re trying to cut back on alcohol, though, these Hong Kong bars serve excellent mocktails every bit as creative as their alcoholic offerings.
The brainchild of award-winning bar team Sandeep Hathiramani and Gagan Gurung, Tell Camellia unites the world of tea with cocktail culture in a slick new space in suddenly buzzing H Code. (See: The Chicken Bar and Saketen, for example). Camellia sinensis is the Latin name for the tea tree, and so you know what to expect here. The cocktail menu promises drinks made with contemporary and cutting-edge techniques that highlight the flavours of teas sourced from around the world: Kenya, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and more.