Holiday Tipples

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Chill out over a Frozen Margarita at China Bear, Mui Wo. To make this at home (for two), you will need a handful of cranberries, 100ml tequila, 50ml Cointreau, 50ml lime juice and 30ml sugar syrup. Place the cranberries in a blender and blitz until smooth. Blitz the remaining ingredients with a large handful of ice. Spoon a little cranberry compote into each glass and pour the alcohol on top. Garnish with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.

Get the party started with a Burnt Orange Martini at Andante in Tung Chung. To make this at home (for six mates), you will need 200ml gin, 200ml dry vermouth, 125ml Grand Marnier, 4tbsp lemon juice (or bitters) and the juice of one orange. Combine all the ingredients, shake well and chill. Serve ice-cold with a twist of orange in each glass.

Cuddle up with a Black Russian at Tap Tap Bar in Pui O. To make this at home (for two), you will need 100ml vodka, 50ml coffee liqueur and a splash of cola (optional). Put the vodka and the coffee liqueur into a couple of tumblers filled with ice and stir gently for about a minute. Top with a splash of chilled cola if you prefer a longer drink.

EDITOR’S PICK: Hot Toddy. To make this at home (for two), you will need 50ml whisky, 3tsp honey, 1 cinnamon stick (halved) and the juice of 1 lemon. Whisk the whisky and honey together and split between two heatproof glasses. Add half a cinnamon stick to each, then top up with 200ml boiling water and a splash of lemon juice. Finish with cloves, star anise and a slice of lemon or apple.


Andante, Novotel Citygate Hotel, 51 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, 3602 8888
China Bear, 3 Ngan Wan Road, Mui Wo, 2984 9720
Tap Tap Bar, 15 Lo Wai, Pui O, 2015 0903

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