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Mixed Drinks

Ask the foodie: Richard Bate

Only 23, Richard Bate has already been nominated twice for bartender of the year in his native Australia. His fascination with flavours began when he was working in kitchens while still at high school.

Thursday, 20 December, 2012, 8:59am

Cocktail: Grape Expectations

Eyebar is the bar and lounge area of the Nanhai No1 contemporary Chinese restaurant, and shares its nautical theme.

18 Oct 2012 - 6:03pm

Bar review: Socialito

G/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central

Tel: 3167 7380

20 Sep 2012 - 10:49am

Sichuan Chocolate Martini

Escape the chaos of Wyndham Street by walking up to +852 at the higher-altitude, peaceful Glenealy, where the bar previously known as Hush has been taken over by entertaining and knowledgeable mixologists Alexandre Chatte and Timothy Ching.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:14pm

57th Street Manhattan

Among my aunt's many admirable traits is her ability to smoke a cigarette right down to the stub, with the ash dangling precariously but never dropping into the cooking. Another is her skill at making a classic Manhattan.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


G/F, 16 Arbuthnot Road, Central Tel: 9643 6571

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


G/F & 1/F, 55 Wyndham Street, Central Tel: 2868 6026

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A spirit of adventure

First came the premium vodkas, now come the gold-encrusted super-premium spirits filtered through gems and distilled as many as 14 times. The vodka distillers come in the wake of a long line of spirits makers pursuing Asian money with ever-more premium products.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am


56-58 Hollywood Road, Central. Tel: 2851 3223

3 May 2012 - 12:00am


Basement, 49 Staunton Street, Central Tel: 2858 3129

The vibe: is going to be what you make it. With just five seats at the bar and a sofa for three, you bring your own party. The decor is French bordello with a number of artworks reflecting the name and featuring decapitated individuals. But they are not so gruesome that they detract from the experience.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am