Bar manager Joe Villanueva mixes a “Perfect Old Pal” at Red Sugar, in the Kerry Hotel, Hung Hom. Pictures: Xiaomei Chen

Barrel-aged cocktails all the rage in Hong Kong, and this barman’s perfected the art

Eight weeks for Negroni, three for Manhattan, four for Perfect Old Pal – through trial and errror, Joe Villanueva at Red Sugar in Hung Hom finds ideal time to age some classics in white oak

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Bar manager Joe Villanueva mixes a “Perfect Old Pal” at Red Sugar, in the Kerry Hotel, Hung Hom. Pictures: Xiaomei Chen
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