Creating cocktails is an art form. The shakes, stirs, long pours, short pours, garnishes, flames, and dashes that make your cocktail & night out a true experience. What if you didn’t have any of that? What if a “draftender” could just pull a tap & you’d have your cocktail instantly? That is Draftland HK. Before you pass judgment on batched cocktails on tap with a no garnish policy, let me tell you these cocktails were fantastic.
I follow Draftland Taipei, @draftland
, & I was always curious about the cocktails. When I found out Draftland Hong Kong, @draftlandhk
, just had its soft-open on Jan 4th, I knew we had to stop in. It also helps that two of Asia’s top mixologists are behind Draftland HK. @mmcocktail @bartendersolo
On tap are 2 beers, 2 mocktails, & 20 cocktails. Quality cocktails. Ordering feels like a craft beer bar but with cocktails. The interior is quite minimalist with high tables & chairs, a stone counter, & strategic down lighting. The staff is clad in white waiters coats which gives a laboratory/scientific feel to the place. The @polyscience
sonicprep ultrasonic homogenizer, @bookeranddaxlab
spinzall, & all the jars filled with various infusions lend to the laboratory feel as well. Ph.D.’s aside, the staff is very friendly & helpful. They want you to try as many of the cocktails as possible to find what you like best & go from there. And try we did.
Rum, Brandy, Cinnamon, Citrus
Fancy Gin Collins
Gin, Vodka, Oolong, Sherry, Jasmine
Dark Rum, Elderflower, Ginger, Lime
Sherry, Vodka, Pineapple, Citrus
Gin, Cold brew, Amaro
Whiskey, Brandy, Vermouth, Campari
Here’s a great tip for those traveling with kids. They can be in the bars until ten at night. With that being said we also tried the mocktails.
Honey, Hibiscus, Pineapple, Soda
Ginger, Lime, Soda
This is a great place to stop in & chill to get the night started. Thank you @drinksdown
for the hospitality.
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