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Jazz Age Cocktail Tasting @ The Observatory

From the organizer: Let’s all go back to the roots of drinking culture this time with The Obsevatory’s cocktail night. We sure haven’t forgotten how great it feels to have a well made Bronx, a Ramos Gin Fizz or even a Daiquiri in perfect measure so let’s all recreate your first-drink-moment with an exotic twist! Think chamomile, ô mai (Vietnamese candied apricots), fermented apricots, passion fruit! All Asian flavours! So dress up like you’re in the Jazz age as we’ll be moving back to New Orleans, 1905!

COVER CHARGE: 300,000 VND, including 4 drinks samples (half-sized), palette cleansers inbetween and a full drink of your wish afterwards.

TIME: Doors start at 9:00
First drink served at 9:30 and onwards



1. Danny Gin Fizz
Invented by Henry C. Ramos in 1888 at his bar, the Imperial Cabinet Saloon, New Orleans, the drink was one of the city’s most famous cocktail. Now revisited with more floral flavours, chamomile and rose. For those who are missing the Royal Fizz, there’s a whole egg in the Danny Gin Fizz too!
--Chamomile infused gin, lime, rose syrup, whole egg, soda water

2. Passion in the Bronx
A Bronx (perfect martini with splashes of fresh squeezed orange juice), now with passion fruit juice too! What can be better than that? Drink this in a quiet bar late at night and you’ll feel like Prohibition is back and now in Asia.
--Gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, orange curaçao, orange juice, passion fruit juice 

3. Hanoi Sling
In “The Fine Arts of Mixing Drinks” by D. A. Embury, he stated: "Of all the recipes published for this drink I have never seen any two that were alike." . Well now there’s another one at The Observatory.
--Ô mai + star anise infused gin, Drambuie, marachino cherry, kumquat juice, bitters

4. Daiquirí Asiático
What Ernest Hemingway and JFK would have hold in their hand all the time in Saigon.
--Mandarin orange peel infused rum, Cointreau, ginger, fermented apricots, lime juice

Palette Cleaner: Citrus and cucumber sorbet


Tuesday, April 29


The Observatory


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