LUXE LIBATIONS

DestinAsian - - GOOD TO GO - —Daniel Har­tanto

Ranked 23rd in the most re­cent edi­tion of The World’s 50 Best Bars, Tokyo in­sti­tu­tion Bar High Five con­tin­ues to set tongues wag­ging thanks to the cre­ative flair and ice-carv­ing skills of bar­tender-owner Hidet­sugu Ueno. His pro­tégé, Yuriko Na­ganuma, has now been dis­patched to helm its re­cently opened off­shoot in Hong Kong, Bar De Luxe, at an in­ti­mate 30th-floor perch in­side the spiffy menswear-and-groom­ing store At­tire House. Pa­trons here can ex­pect a taste of Ginza, with 16 sig­na­ture cock­tails in­clud­ing the Hid­den Gem: a heady blend of Ja­panese whisky Nikka from the Bar­rel, Yo­mogi liquor, Averna, and sug­ar­cane syrup. For the founders of At­tire House, con­vinc­ing Ueno to open his first per­ma­nent in­ter­na­tional out­post was no mean feat—it took five trips to Tokyo be­fore the mas­ter bar­tender fi­nally agreed (at­tire­house.com).

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