Girls, we all know that the holiday season is the time to indulge. So why not just give in and throw the healthy eating plan and exercise regime on the back burner until January, enjoy yourself and let the festivities prevail!? To help you get the most out of the season, we’re making sure you know where to get the very best festive drinks and mulled wine in the 852!
Don’t mull it over for too long, ladies, these drinks are around for a limited time only!
Arguably the most loved British Pub here in Honkers and known for their extensive selection of craft beers, The Globe are offering up an extra special Christmas Beer List, including some dark winter beers, imperial stouts and Anchor Christmas bee available on tap for the first time in Hong Kong! Throughout December, The Globe will also be serving a delicious and warming Mulled Cider – just the thing to get you in the Christmas spirit.
The Globe, Garley Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www,theglobe.com.hk
For the festive season, Duddell’s is pairing its delectable Dim Sum with the whimsically named, Tiny Tim Tea. Named after the Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” character and made with Johnnie Walker Black Label, earl grey tea, chianti and a touch of vanilla Galiano, the cocktail is served warm alongside a house-made ginger walnut puff biscuit – delicious.
Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.duddells.co
Alongside their list of classic cocktails, this Christmas ON Dining’s innovative upper-floor bar will be serving up a very tempting Eggnog Cocktail. Invoking memories of Christmases past, the cocktail features tonka bean infused brandy, fresh cream and grated cinnamon.
ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge, 29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.ontop.hk
For the meat lover who’s looking for the true taste of Christmas in a cup, make sure to get down to Blue – Butcher and Meat Specialist and try the much-loved cocktail, Moonshine. Think spiced rum, apple cider, apple juice and Christmas spice, it will have you feeling merry in no time!
Blue Butcher, G/F, 108 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong, www.bluebutcher.com
If you’re looking for something non-alcoholic, but just as seasonal, Elephant Grounds has the thing for you with a number of Festive Hot Chocolates. When the weather cools down there is nothing better than a big mug of chocolatey goodness, so make sure to check ‘em out, especially the ultra Christmassy and very minty Candy Cane Hot Chocolate!
Elephant Grounds, Shop C, G/F, 42-28 Paterson Street Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.elephantgrounds.com
To complement their hearty and delicious Italian food, this Christmas Pirata are serving up the Cinnamon Spice. Made using red wine, cherry brandy, honey, orange peel and spices, and with the added bonus that it’s served hot, this is one drink that’ll warm your heart this Christmas!
Pirata, 30/F, 235-239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.pirata.hk
Celebrate this year with three very festive tipples at Woobar! For the ultimate winter warmer try the W Spiked Hot Chocolate with Red Wine, or go for the Berry Kissmass – a fruity mix of Absolut Vodka-infused chamomile, guava juice and homemade raspberry syrup. Alternatively, get in the festive spirit with the Holiday Punch, made from cinnamon syrup, lime juice, Campari, Cointreau and egg white.
Woobar, 6/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.w-hongkong.com/WOOBAR
Got a serious sweet tooth? Make sure to try The Optimist’s Christmas in a Mug. Served in a gorgeous copper mug and consisting of bourbon whiskey, egg, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar (and with cream on top!) this is one indulgent treat, perfect for that’s perfect for the holiday season!
The Optimist, G/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.theoptimist.hk
Going all out for the festive season, Gaucho have turned everyone’s favourite Christmas baked goods into cocktails with their Mince Pie Manhattan and The Gingerbread Sour (served complete with your very own gingerbread Gaucho!). They’re sure to turn even the biggest scrooge into a Christmas lover!
Gaucho, 5/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, www.gauchorestaurants.com
If you’ve got a hankering for authentic Indonesian cuisine over the festive season, but also want to drink up every last drop Christmas has to offer, then make sure to get down to Kaum at Potato Head in SYP! From the 20 – 26 December they will be welcoming all guests with mulled wine.
Potato Head, G/F, 100 Third Street,Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.kaum.com
Maybe not the most traditional of festive drinks, but we can’t resist the Seafood Room’s new cocktail! Launching in December, The Flamingo is a punch made for sharing, containing Absolut Elyx, strawberry, lime juice, pineapple juice, orange juice, cointreau and rose water – we love this one purely for it’s name and super cute (and instagrammable) presentation!
Seafood Room, 26/f, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.seafoodroom.hk
Head to the sophisticated M Bar at the Mandarin Oriental this season to soak in the incredible view with the very festive Fig & Rosette cocktail. Blending fig infused cognac, Cointreau, fig and cinnamon syrup, homemade rose petal jam and lemon juice, it’s sure to be more interesting than a figgy pudding!
M Bar, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.mandarinoriental.com
This Christmas season, Rummin’ Tings are cooking up a couple of real nice tings to help you all celebrate! With some special cocktails and the all important Mulled Wine, what more of an excuse do you need to get down and tuck into some delicious jerk chicken and to enjoy a seasonal tipple (or two)?
Rummin’ Tings, G/F, 28 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, www.rummintings.hk
Another must visit spot for the holidays has got to be Fish & Meat, which is bringing back the classics, with their aptly named festive cocktail “Christmas”. Made with red wine, cognac and Christmas spices; including cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves and served deliciously warm, it’s 100% Sassy recommended!
Fish & Meat, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.fishandmeat.hk
Available exclusively for the month of December, Armani Aqua are serving up the beautiful festive cocktail, Golden Halo. Sure to get you in the seasonal spirit, the cocktail is warming mix of winter spices and rum, shaken with lemon and artfully presented in a coupe glass crowned with an edible golden halo!
Armani Aqua, 2/F, Landmark Chater (Chater House), 8 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, www.armani-aqua.com
Known for serving craft beers and for offering up the best views of the waterfront, The Beer Bay are helping everyone in the 852 to get full of festive cheer with their delicious and warming pints (yes, pints!) of mulled wine. Make sure to get down to Pier 3 and get yours this season!
The Beer Bay, Pier 3 and Pier 4, Central Ferry Pier, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/bbpier3and4
Or if you feel like enjoying the classic Christmas tipple in the cozy comfort of your own home, definitely check out Invisible Kitchen’s Mulled Wine kit. Coming complete with a bottle of red wine and all the spices you need to cook up a batch of the beautifully spiced and warming drink, it’s perfect for a cute gift idea or to keep all for yourself. Alternatively, stock up on Marks and Spencer’s ready made version, ideal to have on hand for when unexpected holiday guests stop by!