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Thursday, 12 July, 2012, 12:00am

Award-winning Australian mixologist reimagines 1850s gold-rush era cocktails with modern twists

For Sebastian Reaburn, being a successful bartender is about more than just making a great drink.

'You've got to like people and the drinks you make,' the award-winning Australian mixologist said.

'Bartending is about hospitality and it is your passion that people relate to.'

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Cocktail caper offers a shot at fun new career

Move over, Tom Cruise, it's time for Hong Kong to show off its bartending flair.

Chin Chun-wing, of the Hong Kong Cocktail School, has finished a HK$1 million renovation of one of its classrooms so budding mixologists can practise juggling bottles of liquor, flipping cocktail shakers and lighting the liquor for dramatic effect.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Multisensory mixology to tempt your taste

Molecular mixologist Antonio Lai Chun-nam has published a second book, Addicted to Multisensory Mixology, to introduce his avant-garde cocktail recipes.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Drummers set the beat as novice bartenders keep the drinks flowing at refugee fund-raiser

After the success of its No Nation Without A Donation fund-raiser last year, refugee charity Vision First decided to bring the event back bigger and louder at Solas in Wyndham Street on Thursday.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Quotes of the Week

Why is the 3D part in a 3D porn [movie] nothing to do with sex? It's more about bullets, flying knives, rocks, blood, organs

30 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Max Warner

' I felt like dressing down today, as I usually wear a suit for work. The short definition of my job is to make Chivas Regal whisky more accessible and give it personality. And for this, I need to know the markets. For instance, New York likes flamboyancy and Russia has fairly restricted ingredients.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Tending to rich and famous for 54 years

He has prepared drinks for 'James Bond', and Clark Gable taught him how to make a Screwdriver, but more than half a century after he joined the Peninsula Hotel, senior bartender Johnny Chung Kam-hung has no intention of retiring.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Fresh twist on an old profession

Once seen as a dead-end job, bartending is now on the up

Hongkongers' love of cocktails, growing aspirations and their awareness of what constitutes quality food and drink has added gloss to a profession once deemed unworthy.

30 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Clientele pulls the rug

Not every detail of the Mandarin Oriental hotel's renovation has received a positive response. It seems the Chinnery Bar's new faux-Indian motifs carpet - the only change to the watering hole in the US$140 million makeover - did not impress its old-school clientele of stodgy executives, and the crusty traditionalists didn't hesitate to let the management know.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Raising the bar

Name: Kirin Law Age: 22 Occupation: Bartender

Young Post: What does your job entail?

Law: I work in an upstairs lounge in Causeway Bay.

I mix alcoholic beverages for clients.

I also need to take stock of the cellar and replenish anything that has run out.

Socialising with customers is also part of my job.

31 Jan 2007 - 12:00am


2002: Completed Form Five

2003: Completed the Food and Beverage Service course at the Hospitality Industry Training and Development Centre

2005: Worked as a waitress at a lounge

2005: Promoted to bartender

2006: Promoted to bartender supervisor

How to get there

Course: Food and Beverage Service

31 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Cocktail contest will raise the bar

Being a good bartender these days requires more than just listening to sad stories and cutting off the poor bloke when he starts falling off his stool. Now, it's as much about entertainment (juggling the bottles, setting the bar on fire) as it is an artistic pursuit, with self-proclaimed mixologists whipping up trendy new concoctions.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Shaken and stirred

Get into the spirit of the season with these special cocktails from the bars that specialise in making them

IsoBar (Shop 3071-75 and 4011, 3/F & 4/F, International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, 2383 8765)

Bartender: Alan Yu

Cocktail: Oceana


7.5ml Malibu

7.5ml Blue Curacao

3 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Chan serves up kung fu cocktail

If you fancy a Twin Dragon Burger or Shanghai Noon Noodles, then simply pop into Jackie's Kitchen. Unless of course you live in Hong Kong - just about the only place in Asia which does not have one of the 40 Jackie Chan signature eateries.

19 Sep 2003 - 12:00am