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Words by Theodora Sutcliffe on 27-Sep-2016
56-58 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2851 3223
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-2am
Door: Open door
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: High-end
Food: Bar snacks
From Tastings Group, which brought you Angel's Share (whisky), Origin (gin) and The Envoy (tea, among other things), Quinary has been widely lauded for its cocktail creativity, as well as credited with sparking a cocktail revolution in Hong Kong. The name references the five senses used to experience the drinks, which are well-done variants on this generation of molecular mixology techniques: not just airs, caviars and pearls, but slow-cooking, carbonation, ageing, redistilling and the like.
The long, dark, cool interior blends industrial influences with more old-school references for a timeless feel that's ageing well, with molecular equipment on display. Tastings Group co-owner Antonio Lai worked with Tony Conigliaro at 69 Colebrooke Row, and Conigliaro's influence is obvious, although his clear ideas are less so. An able bar team present fun, fab, great-tasting drinks with passion and enthusiasm: bring a sense of humour and try the signature Earl Grey Caviar Martini.