THE OLD MAN, HONG KONG
Good literature and good drinks always go hand in hand, and The Old Man on Aberdeen Street is testament to this. Recently opened, the bespoke bar pays tribute to American author Ernest Hemingway, who was himself a connoisseur of good drinks. Named after his classic The Old Man and The Sea, this 20-seater hidden bar serves Hemingway inspired cocktails, and is headlined by Agung Prabowo, one of Hong Kong’s most formidable bartenders who also creates the cocktails here. His two other partners are former hotel bartenders James Tamang, formerly from The Mira, and Roman Ghale of The Upper House.
From a list of seven “Best of the Old Man” cocktails (from HK$90), sip on The Sun Also Rises, named after Hemingway’s 1926 novel, comprising fat-washed applejack, curry leaf-infused gin, sweet vermouth sous vide pandan leaves and kaffir lime; or the Green Hills of Africa—named after his 1935 novel— with rosemary-infused pisco, turmeric and tamarind cordial and citrus. And for something sweet and sour, try The Snows of Kilimanjaro (book published in 1936) with marshmallow gin, lacto-fermented raspberry, citrus and gruyere.
Lower G/F, 37 Aberdeen Street, SoHo, Central. Tel: +852 2703 1899