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Antonio Lai

First name(s):
Antonio

Last/Family name:
Lai

Originally from:
Hong Kong

Profession:
Bar owner

At:
Hong Kong

Words by: Cherry Heering


Antonio Lai is a multi-awarded international mixologist who pioneered the comprehensive Multisensory Mixology (MM) concept in Hong Kong – a drinking experience that engages all five senses. He has worked at renowned bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes in the past 18 years; gaining valuable work experiences domestically and internationally. He joined the CAP at Tales of The Cocktail 2015 in New Orleans, Sole Graells Chef Masterclass in Barcelona, Stage Programme at 69 Colebrook Row and Bombay Sapphire Blue Room Masterclass in London.

Antonio began his career at Planet Hollywood and then joined Drop Bar. His interest then diverted to the field in coffee and became the trainer for Jackie Chan’s Café, subsequently opened a handful of cafes in the South Pacific regions. Apart from the experience that he gained from the Café co-partner Home Town Coffee in Pennsylvania, he had the opportunity to train in Italy where he found his true passion and destiny – Multisensory Mixology (MM). Antonio has published two awarded cocktail books as a platform to share his passion in the field. He is keen to conduct seminars in numerous industrial occasions and enjoys being a guest mixologist around the globe.

About his Cherry Heering drink, Antonio says "Instead of giving fresh cherry to our customers we have Cherry Heering instead."

Old-Fashioned with popcorn and Cherry Heering

Glass: Old-fashioned
Garnish: Garnish with a bag of popcorn
Method: Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

• 60 ml Bourbon
• 10 ml Cherry Heering
• 10 ml Popcorn syrup

Read our interview with Antonio.

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