What do Hong Kong’s top bartenders drink at home? Find out what Autumn-inspired cocktails you should be shaking up

Antonio Lai, Room 309

What Quinary Sour

Why This cocktail is velvety on the tongue whilst a restrained richness is released from the vermouth and liquorice. The monk fruit lends a fragrant, dark honey note to the whisky as well, making it an easy-sipping cocktail that is both hearty and more-ish. Perfect for Autumn!

The recipe

- 45ml monk fruit-infused Johnnie Walker Black Label scotch whisky
- 15ml homemade liqourice syrup
- 20ml sweet vermouth
- 20ml lemon Juice
- 15ml egg white

First, cook down a rich liquorice syrup using Chinese liquorice, water and rock sugar. Then, infuse some monk fruit into your Scotch whisky of choice - we use Johnnie Walker Black Label for its rich flavour of toasted oak, creamy figs and elegant smoky finish.

Measure all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake without ice until froth is formed. Next, fill the cocktail shaker with ice, then shake until frost forms on the outside of the cocktail shaker. Using a cocktail strainer, pour into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a spritz of Angostura aromatic bitters and bonito flakes.

Suruj Gurang, Stockton

What Bat Country

Why This is the perfect transitional drink for Autumn. It adds a twist to the Irish Coffee, by blending in unexpected ingredients like blackcurrant, pistachio and cardamom, and extra alcohol - Gosling rum and Guinness. Topped with a foamy wild civet cream, this is one drink that will warm your body on chilly days.

The recipe

- 30ml Irish whiskey 
- 15ml Gosling’s dark rum
- 10ml Crème de Cassis
- 15ml Guinness syrup
- 7ml Pistachio syrup
- 7ml Luaco wild civet coffee cream liquor
- 75ml Hot coffee
- 1 dash Cardamon bitters

Get a coffee cup, throw all the ingredients in and stir them up, top with wild civet cream and grated nutmeg and serve immediately.

Joe Villanueva, The Wise King

What Bliss Negroni

Why took a few of the things we love to eat most at The Wise King and incorporated them into one of our all-time favourite cocktails, the Negroni. Plus, black truffle is usually harvested in Autumn, so it’s the perfect season.

The recipe

- 30ml Black truffle Nutella gin
- 45ml Peated Mancino rosso
- 30ml Amari

Pour the ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir over ice cubes, strain into a double Old Fashioned glass with an ice sphere. Garnish with a slice of Nutella black truffle.

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