Folks who have a thing for cocktail are going to love this brand new 5 Elements Cocktail Menu created by The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Ozone Bar Manager Oscar Mena. In addition to the time-honoured cocktails already on offer at Ozone, these newly launched concoctions are going to elevate your cocktail experience to new heights at the world’s highest bar.
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Ozone Bar – Oscar’s New Creation
“I have always been fascinated by how each element has its own place in this world while interacting and complementing each other,” said Oscar, the Mexican-born mixology maestro. His five new creations are named after the five most essential elements of life – Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. Each of them resembles the essence, colour or even flavour of its represented element.
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Ozone Bar – Water Element
Water, for example, is decorated with pearl-like yoghurt bubbles in an oyster shell. You will not only be reminded of the ocean visually by its eye-catching blue hue, but also by its savoury hint of umami bitters. Coconut water is added to this vodka and sake-based cocktail to strike a balance.
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Ozone Bar – Wood Element
Made with a base of Alipus Mezcal that’s aged in wooden barrels for a month before being served, Wood promises to impress with its smoky overtones. Stirred with dashes of chocolate bitters and Fernet Hunter, a bitter liqueur with aromas of lavender and citrus, this powerful cocktail of amazing complexity is Oscar’s personal favourite.
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Ozone Bar – Earth Element
Reminiscing the earthy scent of the forest after the rain in Oscar’s childhood memories, Earth is another must-try item on the menu. Shiitake mushroom-infused rum creates the essence of Earth, while non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip Garden, and pandan syrup give floral notes to Oscar’s very own garden housed in a ceramic mug.
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Ozone Bar – Metal Element
Beautifully presented in a metallic vessel, gin-based Metal demonstrates a harmonic symphony of flavours comprising the citrus notes from fizzy kombucha and lemon juice, and the delightful sweetness of Italicus and umeshu.
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Ozone Bar – Fire Element
A savoury start with Water or refreshing kick-off with Metal helps get the palate ready for the powerful Wood and fierce Fire, while Earth wraps up the flavorful journey as desserts do.