The St Regis Bar pulls out the stops in its approach to mixology. There are carts for martinis and for mojitos, punch decanters that look like something from a mad scientist’s lab, and ornate bowls from which to drink.
There are veritable orchards of dehydrated fruits, and diffusers for getting the most from homemade bitters and spirits. For summer, the bar’s expert mixologists have surpassed themselves with eight unique cocktails to tantalize the senses, and in the spirit (pun intended) of generosity, they have revealed how they are made.
Add white truffle honey into old fashioned glass and saturate with bitters, add a dash of plain water. Fill glass with ice cubes and add rum. Stir and garnish with orange zest and truffle paste.
Mix whisky, lime juice, sugar syrup, and matcha powder. Shake and strain into teapot. Serve hot with extra matcha paste aside, along with a paintbrush.
Mix rosemary-infused Martini Bianco, rosemary-infused vodka, lime juice, apple juice and sugar syrup. Shake and strain into carafe, and smoke in apple twist tea. Pour into margarita glass and garnish with rosemary and olives.
Mix grapefruit infused gin, Martini Rosso, Campari, Grand Marnier and elderflower syrup. Shake well and strain into small copper pot. Add thyme and sugar cube to garnish. Light Grand Marnier in Cognac glass, pour onto sugar cube to melt.
Mix amaretto, gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar syrup and freshly-muddled blackberries. Shake and pour into copper bucket with crushed ice, top with chocolate powder and garnish with mint leaves.
Mix gin, Maraschino liqueur, jasmine tea syrup and fresh lemon juice. Shake and strain into Martini glass. Garnish with edible flowers and top with rosemary-infused olive oil.
Mix mint lime-infused gin, watermelon juice, peppermint schnapps and Cointreau and shake. Pour into gin glass with crushed ice, then garnish with watermelon Jell-O shots and mint leaves.
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Mix rosemary infused vodka, Martini Rosso, Grenadine and fresh grapefruit juice and shake. Pour into Martini glass, then garnish with grapefruit and rosemary.
While blending these elegant cocktails at home may be an amusing way to pass the time, the environs of the St Regis Bar provides the perfect background for sophisticated sipping; indeed, the bar’s main room features a stunning mural by local artist Gil Araujo as its centerpiece. For privacy, enter The Vault, a private refuge with room for up to 20 guests, which benefits from leather and wood fixtures and comfortable seating.
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And in keeping with St Regis’ legendary Butler Service, flexibility according to personal taste is a given—individual flasks holding 1.5 cocktail servings allow drinkers to pour their own drinks over the style of ice they choose. Another round please!
St Regis Bar, St Regis Macao, Cotai Central, Estrada Do Istmo, Cotai
+853 2882 8898, sandscotaicentral.com
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