Feel the bite of our Red Snapper!

Posted on July 17, 2014

Hutong's Red Snapper cocktail

Although we only introduced our new cocktails a few weeks ago, some of the new drinks are already establishing themselves as firm favourites both with our guests and press. Indeed, olive magazine were so taken with our Red Snapper that they even asked us for the recipe to share with their readers!

This refreshing, lip-tingling take on a classic Bloody Mary replaces vodka with gin (in this case, the herb-accented Gin Mare) and in addition to the usual tomato juice, Tabasco and lemon juice we add Chinese rice vinegar, a pinch of salt and Sichuan pepper, which is famed for the slightly-numbing, lip-tingling sensation it causes.

Shaken together over ice and served Martini-style, garnished with celery leaves, our Red Snapper has – as the name suggests! – quite some bite, awakening the palate and therefore making it the perfect aperitif before dining with us. Or enjoy it by itself, perhaps with some of the dim sum now served daily in the bar from 1pm-5pm?