Home / Lifestyle / Food Reviews

Being cool at the bar with coconut water

By Rebecca Lo in Hong Kong | China Daily | Updated: 2013-08-25 10:42

Being cool at the bar with coconut water

Antonio Lai says a chic cocktail cna be healthy, too. Photos provided to China Daily

You've seen all those ads. Practically every holiday destination features some bikini-clad babe with a fresh, teeny umbrella-embellished coconut in hand. Coconut water is synonymous with summer, vacations and tropical paradise.

To capitalize on these long and lazy days of necessary hydration in the heat of the night, Hong Kong mixologist extraordinaire Antonio Lai shows that this water can also be a healthy basis for a chic cocktail.

Partnering with Jax Coco, the coconut-water brand founded in Hong Kong by Jane and Max Gottschalk alongside Alex and Jason Ing, Lai has created two "jaxtails" for Ori-gin and two for Quinary, the Central bars where he splits his time.

He also designed a DIY Quinary special for August: a platter featuring all the raw ingredients you need to make your own Jax Coconut Caviar cocktail.

As evident in the sign on the door, Ori-gin is a watering hole dedicated to gin. Its specialties include gin-based drinks and 12 homemade flavors that are infused into its gin.

Quinary is where Lai lets his molecular skills shine with a large menu of imaginative cocktails, including a version of the Earl Grey tea tipple that first put him on the nightlife map.

Both are managed by Charlene Dawes, whose Tasting Group also operates Tastings Wine Bar and Angel's Share in Hong Kong.

Being cool at the bar with coconut water

Being cool at the bar with coconut water

Tea time 

7 summer drinks to keep you cool and slim 

Previous 1 2 3 Next

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349