Inspired by iconic cocktails from bygone eras, Lobster Bar has created a new cocktail menu, The Archivist, which features 12 cocktails and six mocktails. By adding a modern twist to classic cocktails around the world, this hotel bar will take you on a journey through the centuries of cocktail renaissance, with each drink representing a significant cocktail era. Red are Roses ($110) is one of them. Made with non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip Grove 42, homemade rose fruit vinegar, chamomile tea, and cherry syrup; this delightful drink also comes with a refreshing hint of lemongrass. If you’re a person of classic tastes, you’re going to love this one.
Whether it’s bubble tea, or cha chaan teng milk tea, it’s no secret that Hongkongers are die-hard tea lovers. Well aware of the locals’ tea obsession, bars around town have been dipping their toes in the tea-tail culture by injecting a bit of booze into this comforting drink. That said, looking for your favourite sip can be pretty overwhelming with so many options available. Read on and check out some of Hong Kong’s most tea-tastic cocktails you need to try this summer. By Ann Chiu and Natalie Lam
RECOMMENDED: Want to leave out the alcohol and stick to tea? Take your pick from our round-up of the best bubble tea shops in Hong Kong. You can even follow our ultimate guide to ordering and customising your own bubble tea!