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Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary with themed gin cocktails

Written by
Sarah Moran

Hello Kitty turns 45! To help celebrate her big milestone, Hong Kong’s leading gin bar, Origin, is offering a rare opportunity to get gin-soaked off of your favourite childhood cartoon with two new Hello Kitty-themed cocktails starting from today until August 31. 

Say hello to your inner child with the KTB (“Kitty Bathtub”, $138), a clever twist of Origin’s signature KGB (“Kyoho Grape Bathtub”) bathtub cocktail. Inspired by the quirky fact that Hello Kitty is only five apples-tall and as heavy as three apples, KTB features sweet, crisp red apples caviar flavours, and Tanqueray gin – which is packed with flavours of summer-fruitiness from lychee and lemon, a dash of Rémy Martin VSOP for extra depth and frothy Kyoho grape tea to top it off.

Indulge in the spiked version of your childhood favourite milk cartons with the PawPaw Milkshake ($148). Inspired by Hello Kitty’s “House of Happiness” – yeah, that’s what she calls her house, this silky-smooth concoction is served in a milk carton-shaped vessel and made up of house-redistilled sesame gin, mango papaya milk, cream, egg white and rose, and topped with salted cream cheese foam.

If these adorable and very Instagrammable drinks aren’t enough, you can even bring home an exclusive tote bag for an extra $80 upon every order of the KTB cocktail. Single purchases are also available at $160.

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