Beijing's highest bar Atmosphere introduces a new menu of signature cocktails conceptualised by head bartender Dicky Hartono. The series of eight cocktails are inspired by mythological deities from eight different global cultures, from the ancient Aztecs to the Roman goddess of love. Dicky found his inspiration for the new cocktails in Atmosphere’s lofty position on the hotel’s 80th floor above the clouds, close to the place where many deities are said to reside. With this in mind, Dicky used his expertise in using local ingredients to bring out the essential character and flavours of premium spirits from around the world and tailor his cocktail menu.
Featuring a range of flavours and styles, these new signature cocktails offer something for everyone. Drinkers who want to revel in Chinese culture and flavours can choose the Crescent Mist, inspired by the lord of war Guan Yu, who features prominently in the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The cocktail is a subtler, more gentle interpretation of a whiskey sour, featuring Michters Bourbon, sous-vide chrysanthemum-infused baijiu, homemade kumquat honey syrup, and fresh lemon juice. A Chinese teacup is then used to serve the finished cocktail. Dicky is also skilled at creating drinks whose presentation belies their flavour. The Mjölnir Mule, presented in a sturdy tankard brings to mind strong ales but upon drinking the cocktail reveals itself to be a light-yet-complex drink with a subtle fizz, made with butter fat-washed Rebel Yell Rye, sous-vide ginger-lemongrass Campari, and homemade clove ale. Fans of tiki drinks will not want to miss the Aloha Ukulele, Dicky’s own interpretation of the tiki style. You’ll fall in love with the fruit-led flavour made with homemade pistachio pandan orgeat syrup, Havana Club 7 Years, and pineapple-jackfruit juice.
During the winter season, Atmosphere also presents a range of unique cocktails inspired by the festivals of this time of year. Beer drinkers will love the Oktoberfest-inspired Beer Tales cocktails, based on different beers from around the world. For example, the Tsingjito uses Shangri-La Tsing Tao Beer to put a twist on the mojito, while the Vedett Radler pairs the famous Belgian beer with orange and yuzu. The Winter Solstice cocktail range offers an early taste of Christmas, full of rich, spicy flavours. Three warm cocktails, such as the Mexican-style Don Chocolata with Mina Real Mexcal and hot chocolate, will help you fend off the winter chill. Also of note are a selection of tea-based cocktails, infused with the flavours of a variety of global teas. This selection includes two non-alcoholic beverages, the Red Rudolf, a blend of rose tea, raspberry, gingerbread, and cranberry, and the warming Polar Express, featuring elderflower, citrus, and passion fruit with a unique festive tea blend.
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