Time Out says
One of the latest openings on Wyndham Street. Apothecary is, well, an apothecary-themed bar aimed at curing whatever ails you with their botanical-inspired concoctions. Behind the bar, you'll see familiar faces from the bar industry – co-founder and operations manager Austen Lendrum (formerly of Foxglove), co-founder and director Lik Hang-fung (formerly of Boba Bear), and head mixologist Joe Wong (formerly of J. Boroski, and Coa). The menu, called The Herbalist's Notebook, offers 12 cocktails focused on using herbs and spices, but if you think it might be too strong, too bitter or spicy, it's quite the contrary. The cocktails are well balanced and use a lot of infusion and clarification methods, so most of the cocktails are delicate, smooth, and easy to drink, which might be a bit sneaky because it has a lot more kick than you'd think. Start with the delicate Wolf Peach Highball ($130) – made with gin and dry shiso-infused umeshu topped with homemade tomato soda, served in a highball glass coated with plum salt – before working your way to Newton's Punch ($130) – made with clarified chestnut Scotch, Drambuie, almond, and chocolate bitters – and my personal favourite, the nutty whisky-based cocktail As Luck Would Have It ($130) – made with pomelo and grapefruit marmalade infused Talisker 10 YO, Fernet Hunter Granit, fino sherry, lapsang souchong tincture, served in an Old Fashioned glass half-rimmed with powdered seaweed.
Shop 3A, Carfield Commercial Building, 75-77 Wyndham Street, Central
|Opening hours:||Tues-Sun 5.30pm-12am|