Perfect spring cocktails

By Namrita Chow (Shanghai Star)
Updated: 2006-04-17 11:45

Perfect spring cocktailsFragrant Cloud atJean Georges(70 yuan, US$9)

Sitting in the opulent surroundings of Jean Georges; soft dark sofas, subtle service, delicate pungent nibbles - my all time favourite cocktail: Fragrant Cloud. Infused with ginger, this is the perfect combination of mystery; the extraordinary lining the ordinary. Soft delicate taste to start with, followed by a powerful infused gingery zesty feel. It kick-starts you into a new momentum, challenging your sense of what is possible.

How to make the Fragrant Cloud:
Bombay Sapphire Gin
Elderflower Syrup

A special base made from ginger; a trade secret!

Mix the above, shake well and pour.

Jean Georges
Location: 3 Zhongshan Road E1 (entrance from Guangdong Road)
Tel: 021-63217733

Caprioska atFace(61 yuan, US$8)

That perfect spring summer favourite; Caprioska; it demands being drunk out in the sun. Sitting outside Face drinking this ultra-lemony zesty zingy sweetish cocktail; your spirit leaps in bounds, jumping with joy at the beginning of spring!

How to make the Caprioska:
6-7 lemon wedges
1.5 oz vodka
1 spoon sugar

Squeeze the lemons, mix and mash all the ingredients, pour over ice and serve immediately. Face Villa


Location: 118 Ruijin Second Road, No. 4 building
Tel: 021-64664328

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