Bitters and Sweets opens up in Central

Bitters and Sweets opened up in Lan Kwai Fong to lots of rave- the pretty decor, delicious cocktails and good music have helped, I’m sure!

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I ventured in one night a few weeks back to have a drink (Gin and Tea Tonic) and was hooked. Lets not forget about the spamlicious spam fries- they’re so addictive!  That sriracha mayonnaise dipping sauce is too good. So when I was invited to a tasting to try out their entire cocktail menu as well as some of their bar food selection- I immediately had to say yes! I wanted to try out the rest of the goodies! A few of us gathered around 10pm one Friday evening to try out their delectable drinks and snacks.

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We started with the Night Quil. A warm cocktail drink (that starts with a show- look at that process!) The cocktail has gin, citrus fruit peels, thyme, mint, vanilla and cinnamon! I don’t usually like warm drinks but this was a nice start to our evening. Warmed us right up.

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Next was the awesome spam fries (how did no one else think of serving these before?!) I LOVEEEEEE spam and I love fries!! These spam fries came out piping hot- straight out of the deep-fryer. It’s surprisingly crispy, crunchy and not too oily at all. I loved the sriracha mayonnaise dipping sauce! I kept going back for more…. It’s super addictive.

Gin and Tea Tonic (pictured above- one of my favorite drinks of the night came next) Gin, homemade rose oolong tea tonic and passion fruit puree. I loved this refreshing drink. It was absolutely delicious. It tastes really light, fresh and soothing. Perfect drink for the girls!

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The red bean dessert came next. Its Bitters and Sweets popular take on a classic Asian dessert. I loved the crunchy thin wrapper (similar to a spring roll) that enveloped the sweet and yummy red bean paste.

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Next up was Coriander which features tequila blanco, coriander, ginger and house blend salt. I loved the color! It had a nice balance between strong and simple.

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The Horseradish drink has gin, homemade radish cream, lemon, honey and black pepper. It definitely packed a punch. I couldn’t handle the strong horseradish taste but it was a hit with others!

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Smoky Joe was so cool! It’s made with house-infused coffee bourbon and smoked with cherry chip wood. It had a hint of chestnut, chocolate bitters and cherry wood smoke- I loved the smoky taste! It’s a bit on the strong side but still pretty good!

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The sesame drink is another twist on a popular Asian dessert. It has spiced rum, hazelnut and roasted black sesame. I loveeeeed it. It’s like drinking your dessert.

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Jalepeno was actually really, really tasty. We ended up asking for another one! There was a strong heat from the Jalepeno-infused vodka, with vinegar, saline solution and just a hint of simple syrup. I loveeeeed the spicy kick from the Jalepenos! Who knew it would go together so well in a drink!?

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S’mores was definitely a favorite of the night!!! We kept digging back for more. The fluffy marshmallows covered a piping hot, delicious melted chocolate gooey goodness. We kept dipping the graham cracker shortbread to get every bit of the marshmallow and chocolate deliciousness. It’s delicious- definitely a must have!! I was super full from dinner and all the drinks but was still able to eat this up! ORDER IT.

Bitters and Sweets1/F, Somptueux Central, 52-54 Wellington Street, Central, Central, Hong Kong | 2788 0103

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Lots of <3, Jess