Just when you thought the speakeasy fad was on the wane, trust Hongkongers to kick it to the next level. A hidden bar no longer cuts it. To be on trend these days requires a hidden bar within your hidden bar. Yes, this is really a thing, what with PDT buried at the back of MO Bar, The Woods being home to The Lodge, and Frank’s Library tucked away within Foxglove.
The latter – a swish bolthole that focuses on premium drinks – has just revamped its cocktail menu for the summer. Eye-catching new creations include the likes of the Catch of Tea ($100; pictured), a combination of Teeling small-batch whiskey, tieguanyin tea syrup, citrus acid and chocolate bitters that comes with a spray of tea tincture, a dehydrated lemon wheel and a tea ice block. Meanwhile, anyone who’s a fan of the Library’s signature barrel-aged cocktails should be eager to try the new Vieux Carre ($170), which mixes matured Hennessy VSOP, Bulleit rye bourbon, Antica Formula, Cocchi Barolo Chinato, Angostura bitters and Peychaud’s bitters.
You can try the new menu now and don’t worry, Foxglove staff are happy to help point you in the right direction if you get lost.