Those after a no-nonsense cocktail should order the potent Eighth Ward, made with High West Campfire Whiskey, Sangue Morlacco, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino and Ferrand dry curaçao – served with a single cinnamon stick and orange rind
Located in Ginza, this basement space is where founder and bartender Hidetsugu Ueno shakes up his custom creations. Request something made with the bar’s impressive collection of Japanese whiskies.
This spot specialises in multisensory mixology – cocktails that tickle each of the five senses. Go for the Lavender Meringue Pie made with limoncello and Tanqueray gin (redistilled with lavender) and topped with marshmallow foam.
Helmed by Park Sung Min, who is widely regarded as one of the city’s top bartenders, this Cheongdam speakeasy boasts an extensive cocktail menu. Try the Chamber Mule, a creative rendition of a Moscow Mule made with fresh lime and ginger.
The Curator also regularly hosts guest bartenders from other leading Asian establishments, who serve up inventive drinks for eager crowds. Try the Nazareno, which is made with reposado tequila, chocolate mole bitters, sugar and mezcal.
This article was originally published in the August 2018 issue of SilverKris magazine.