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Hong Kong’s most Insta-worthy cocktails

Down the most weird and wonderful cocktail creations from Hong Kong’s best bars – and remember, photo or it didn't happen.

Fed up of boring booze? Time for some bonkers booze then. Stellar bartenders from some of Hong Kong's best bars have taken some cocktails to the next level, making for some delicious, Instagram-worthy drinks. We’ve rounded up the most quirky cocktails in the city so cheers to the weirdos!

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Aberdeen Royal Flush at Aberdeen Street Social

A mix of Chivas 12 years, Sipsmith summer cup and red wine reduction is poured into a dainty bottle and smoked with cinnamon. Pour the cocktail into a glass with a mini deck of cards pegged to the side and you’ve got a drink fit for royalty. Price: $118

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D1 and TT at Bibo

This cocktail won the 2015 D1 gin competition with its creative twist on gin and tonic. Using the aforementioned gin, five secret citrus juices, homemade tonic syrup and cold Passion des Fleurs tea, the drink is served in a lightbulb vessel to be poured over skull-shaped ice. Price: $150

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Sheung Wan

Blue Absinthe Fairy at Blue Butcher

This somewhat elaborate and antique-inspired drink is for sharing with six to nine friends. The unusual and highly alcoholic mixture of ingredients include a blend of absinthe, gin, blue curaçao, lillet blanc, and lemon juice. Served in an absinthe ‘fountain’, this will have you seeing the blue fairy if you’re not careful. Price: $695

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My Neighbour To-taro at The Envoy

Named after everyone’s favourite Studio Ghibli critter Totoro and the purple root vegetable taro, this cocktail is served in a glass shaped like an ice cream cone and topped with cream. A blend of Myers's dark rum, homemade taro puree, coconut milk, fresh milk, simple syrup and coffee, this is one creamy and very Insta-friendly concoction. Price: $128

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Ron Burgundy at Back Bar

Inspired by the Anchorman himself, this blend of rum, burgundy syrup and perfume bitters is fittingly served in a perfume bottle with a ‘Sex Panther’ label. 60 percent of the time, the cologne works all the time – fortunately this cocktail is always a winner. Price: $130

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Wan Chai

Around The World at Honi Honi

This bowl of booze is served in half a globe, and good for 8-10 people to share. It’s made with four kinds of rum, peach liqueur, walnut aromatic bitters, passion fruit purée, pineapple and lime juices, and jasmine and banana syrup. Oh, and it’s topped up with a whole bottle of Taittinger brut champagne, because why not. Price: $1888

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Cheongsam at Ophelia

This concoction of tequila, pomegranate cordial, vermouth rouge, and lemon and lime with cinnamon mist is not only served in a lit up, glowing glass - it’s served in a birdcage. A bit elaborate, sure. But it’s a nod to Ophelia’s beautiful peacock theme. Luckily it comes out of the cage or things could get messy. Price: $130

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KGB at Origin

Quite possibly Hong Kong's most Instagrammed drink, not only is the KGB served in a mini ceramic bubble bath, it comes complete with a mini rubber ducky! Japanese Kyoho grape liqueur, lemon, lime and grape juices, elderflower syrup make up the liquid of the drink, which is finished with Kyoho grape tea air bubbles on top and ‘caviar’ bubbles at the bottom. Price: $128

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Sexy Colada at Vibes

Why have a boring old piña colada when you can have a sexy one? This drink is perfect for two to share and blends coconut cream, pineapple juice and Bacardi Gold. The sexy part is the added ginger and a mix of spices including nutmeg and cinnamon – and did we mention that it's served in a whole pineapple, too? Price: $198

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Nekuta and the Venus Fly Trap at Zuma

Probably one of the weirdest vessels on this list, this tropical blend of coconut rum, clarified Japanese mango and yuzu is served in the carnivorous pitcher plant - a plant similar to the snapping Venus fly trap. Fortunately, this pitcher plant is probably too drunk to clamp down on your lip like it would with an unsuspecting fly. Price: $115

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