LIFE in the fast lane for travel writer Peter Finkbeiner-Zellmann means riding pillion on a precariously speeding motorbike through Bangkok's notorious traffic and trying to catch a flight to Hong Kong.Friday, 11 November, 1994, 12:00am
Despite the fashion for mixing whisky with green tea, I have never become accustomed to the idea of tea and alcohol going together.
More mixologists are experimenting with it as a flavouring, however, and Isobar bartender Jimmy Yung thought it might have something to contribute to a gin sour.6 Dec 2012 - 10:53am
There are mixologists who believe that a cocktail is one thing, a fruit salad another, and that the two should remain distinct. David Wong is not of their number.22 Nov 2012 - 9:37am
This is where Honi Honi really shines. Every drink we tried was tasty and some were superb. I'm happy that the noble tradition of the scorpion bowl - a big porcelain bowl of booze filled with long straws and shared by four or more people - is now in Hong Kong. But that night we stuck to the more traditionally sized cocktails.15 Nov 2012 - 10:23am
Warning - this cocktail may contain nuts. In fact, it definitely does, so if you suffer from an allergy to them, now is the time to go back to the business section.
Winter is sort of upon us, so Ryan So, supervisor at the Middle Row Bar of the Kowloon Hotel, has dug up some cocktail recipes he squirreled away earlier in the year.15 Nov 2012 - 9:57am
Hong Kong's newest tiki bar has just opened in Central. Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge is on the third floor of an office building - hardly an obvious location, but according to the owner and chief mixologist Max Traverse, "a tiki bar should be hidden. You should have to find it."8 Nov 2012 - 9:39am
Mikhael von Brasch, French despite the German-sounding name, is the mixologist at Tott's at The Excelsior and a traditionalist at heart.1 Nov 2012 - 10:44am
Many of the gadgets used by "molecular" chefs and mixologists are either too expensive or occupy too much space for most people to have them at home. But a few are compact, cheap and easy to obtain.25 Oct 2012 - 3:25pm
Eyebar is the bar and lounge area of the Nanhai No1 contemporary Chinese restaurant, and shares its nautical theme.18 Oct 2012 - 6:03pm
Prohibition in the United States - a nationwide ban on the making, selling and transport of alcohol - lasted from 1920 to 1933. That's a long time to endure gangster-controlled bootlegging, a boost in organised crime and rampant corruption - not to mention breaking the law just for having a cold one at the end of a hard week.19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Bartenders are the heart and soul of a bar. Besides being able to make a mean cocktail, however, they also need a number of other skills to progress.6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
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
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