The prescription is gin

(China Daily)
Updated: 2017-03-24 09:17:41

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Hong Kong's speakeasy of the moment may be Dr. Fern's Gin Parlour, tucked away inside The Landmark.

Fern, we're told, is an eccentric physician entranced by his study of botanicals. His passion for nature has led him to open his gin joint, where he soothes his patients' ailments and stress-related symptoms with his personal concoctions of fresh local herbs and botanicals paired with gins. Ingredients are hand-picked from local farms, organic whenever possible.

There are premium teas-selected for properties to relax, detox and give an immunity boost-and coffees as well, but creative gin cocktails by Gerry Olino and his team are the big draw here. These are crafted to exude a variety of flavors from fruity to spicy. The good doctor's extensive inventory of over 250 types of gin includes the sought-after and extremely rare Blind Tiger Gin.

Seasonal cocktails will change daily based on ingredients, but you can always count on a gin and tonic, for which the bar team uses a very tall and slim Collins glass that helps trap carbonation and concentrates the aroma. The space, designed like a vintage apothecary, is part of the Ming Fat House family.

B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central district, Hong Kong. 852-2111-9449.

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