Manhattans, negronis, martinis… you can get predictable pours anywhere. But when in Hong Kong, make a beeline for these new bars that are all about Chinese flavours. At Shè, inside IFC’s Lane Crawford, you’ll find 1930s Shanghai-inspired cocktails such as the savoury Cha Cha Matcha (a mix of Courvoisier XO, Mancino Vermouth Ambrato and matcha). Over at Cruise, on the 23rd floor of Hotel VIC in North Point, sip on The Emperor – a heady mix of Chinese Mou Tai-infused Tieguanyin oolong tea, red date puree and orange bitters. And not to be outdone, Draft Land in Central pours cocktails straight from the tap. Among the 24 options, the Guk Bou (gin, chrysanthemum, puer tea, lime) is a refreshing can’t-go-wrong option. gaiagroup.com.hk; hotelvic.com/cruise; fb.com/draftlandhk

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