'Tis the season to be jolly, which means celebrating with friends and family and maybe indulging in a few festive cocktails. Whether you prefer your festive drinks classy like a hearty glass of mulled wine or spiced up and fun like a "sugar cane rush", we've rounded up some of the best spots for the most festive cocktails in town this holiday season.
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The best Christmas cocktails in Hong Kong
Terrible Baby never does things by the half measure, especially around Christmas time. This popular night-time destination is keeping you warm and cosy this holiday season with a daring Mezcal Toddy ($98). A spin-off of the classic hot toddy, the hearty cocktail is a moreish mix of Los Javis espadín mezcal, Rebel Yell bourbon, beetroot and hibiscus tea cordial as well as cloves, lime and cinnamon stick for garnish.
Prepare to get lit like a Christmas tree with InterContinental's new batch of innovative holiday cocktails created by resident mixologist Sabrina Cantini-Budden. Inspired by classic cocktails and Christmas delights, Cantini-Budden tempts revellers to give into their naughtiest sugar cravings with drinks such as Sugar Cane Rush ($185), “Victor” the Gingerbread Man ($185), The Ornament ($185) and Lobby Lounge Christmas Delight ($185).
Celebrate the festive season under the stars and make your way to Zeng! Coming at you with two truffle-themed festive cocktails, the Zengta Claus ($128), a vodka-based drink made with truffle oil, yoghurt and lemon juice, and the Winter Zengterland ($128), a smooth, milky concoction infused with truffle, these unusual but nonetheless delicious blends will have you going back for seconds and thirds. Don't forget to put in an order for some truffle-licious nibbles too!
If sipping on classic, creamy and comforting Baileys is your thing, make a dash for modern European restaurant The French Window, where the Irish cream liqueur brand is teaming up with the restaurant for four festive cocktails to get us through the holidays. Exclusively available during happy hour from December 13 to January 31, opt for the Baileys Cool Raspberry ($80) and Mint Chocolate Apple Coffee ($80) if you're after something light and refreshing, or The Baileys Snowflake ($80) and The Baileys Slice of Christmas ($80) for a real taste of Christmas.
Start the festive season looking fabulous as Ozone teams up with luxury retail Lane Crawford to introduce a unique curation of gifts by Tom Ford Beauty, as well as a selection of cocktails inspired by the brand’s signature fragrances and classic red lipstick. Whipping up an avant-garde a series of cocktails inspired by Tom Ford Beauty, the Sensual Festive Luxury in the Clouds menu features three cocktails and one mocktail, all of which are named after Tom Ford Beauty heroes: Soleil Neige fragrance, Fabulous fragrance, Oud Wood fragrance, and Scarlet Rouge lipstick. To make your evening even more magical, guests who order one of the special cocktails will receive an exclusive gift set including a Tom Ford fragrance sample, and a makeup/fragrance consultation service voucher at Tom Ford Beauty’s retail stores and counters! $148 per cocktail; $110 per mocktail
Stockton is a smooth-talking speakeasy that lures in passers-by with the promise of decadence from a bygone era, making it the perfect spot to cosy up with your friends and sip on some classic housemade mulled wine ($70) – our favourite go-to for cold seasons to come.
This holiday season, the team behind Honi Honi Tiki Lounge have added two merry mixes to their menu to get you into the Christmas spirit. Whether you go for the Tiki Spiced Apple Cider ($100) or the Hot Buttered Rum ($100), you’ll leave this place wishing these drinks were on the menu all year round.