Dale DeGroff at Pierre restaurant, at the Mandarin Oriental, in Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

American author and bartender Dale DeGroff on the tools and temperaments of the mixology trade

  • He wrote the book on bartending and counts Rupert Murdoch and Madonna among those he has served
  • But DeGroff originally wanted to be an actor, only giving up on that dream when he realised his talents lay elsewhere
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Dale DeGroff at Pierre restaurant, at the Mandarin Oriental, in Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Bar manager Jonny Amir preparing the Milano cocktail at Zest in Central, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong bartender’s Milano cocktail a tribute to the fashion capital with a Japanese twist

  • Jonny Amir, of Zest by Konishi, says the cocktail he devised is inspired by both the Milano-Torino and the Garibaldi
  • A little yuzushu - yuzu-macerated in sake - adds a taste of the Land of the Rising Sun
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Bar manager Jonny Amir preparing the Milano cocktail at Zest in Central, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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