The Wonderland ($198), of which only six are available per day. It blends rum, midori, elderflower syrup, mint and pineapple juice together for what tastes like a lighter version of a mojito, without the overwhelming grassiness of mint leaves. It’s covered in a web of spun sugar and gold leaf, and topped with a meringue mushroom. The Before Sunset ($128) was our favorite: very drinkable and balanced, and not too sweet, made with Earl Grey-infused gin, Earl Grey tea, apple juice and scented with homemade osmanthus syrup, then topped with rose petals. If dessert cocktails aren’t up your alley, don’t fret: classic cocktails and a range of martinis round out the drinks list, and there’s also a great selection of wines as well.
Given the sizes of Hongkongers’ dessert stomachs, Jerry Maguire is bound to be popular. But those without a sweet tooth will also be entertained, devouring sharing plates of snacks like the apricot-glazed, gyoza-stuffed chicken wings ($98) or the Sour Apple ($88), a puckery-sour summer dish of ginger and apple granita with strawberry foam. Jerry Maguire? You had us at hello.
23 Lan Fong Rd., Causeway Bay, 2881-5008, jerrymaguire.hk
The buzz: The décor: The drinks: Why you’ll be back: Evelyn Lok