Bartender of the Year Hong Kong 2018 and industry veteran, Jay Khan, has co-founded a Mexican inspired venue of his own, COA. Named after the machete like tool for harvesting agave, the cocktail bar’s drinks list provides a glimpse into the rich, diverse and often misunderstood category of Agave spirits.
The Spiced Apple Punch brings together typical Christmas flavours and spice. Cognac brings the booze to the table whilst the whiskey adds a rich honeyed taste that works harmoniously with the spices. The Amontillado sherry, with it’s smooth and nutty characteristics, partners perfectly with the light, slightly sweet and nutty Rooibos tea.
The Bamboo Cocktail was first created in Yokohama, Japan back in the 1890s. It’s combination of ingredients include a dry sherry, sweet & dry vermouth and two kinds of bitters.
Made using a deliciously nutty and dry Amontillado sherry. Falernum brings sugar & spice whilst the orgeat bolsters the nutty flavours.
An interesting interpretation of a G&T, the Sherry & Tonic. A big 90mL measure of Amontillado sherry, touch of sugar and orange bitters topped with tonic. Subtle nutty flavours that make this ‘S&T’ truly unique.
Honey and thyme work harmoniously in this bourbon whiskey cocktail. Balanced with fresh lemon juice and dry Amontillado sherry.
The Adonis was first created back in the 1880s and was named in honour of the Broadway musical of the same name. The musical ran for over 500 successful shows. This drink is an ideal aperitif due to its low alcohol content as it contains vermouth & sherry.
Trader Vic first put this drink together decades ago. An interesting concoction of white rum, cognac, gin & sherry is sweetened with orgeat (almond syrup) and citrus.
Straight from the drinks menu of the infamous cocktail bar, Milk & Honey. A very similar recipe to a gin sour except with the addition of a dry sherry (Fino).
The Cobbler has been around since the early 1800s. It’s such a versatile drink and riffs on the sherry cobbler (such as this one) are easily made by incorporating seasonal muddled fruit or syrups. I highly recommend a Pineapple Cobbler!