Celebrity Mixologist Arijit Bose Creates Exclusive MONKEY 47 Gin Cocktails for InterContinental Hong Kong’s Lobby Lounge

Join Celebrity Mixologist Arijit Bose, one of the Top 10 Bartenders in Singapore and previously Head Bartender at the famous 28 Hong Kong street in Singapore  (#7 on the list of the ‘50 best bars of the world’) at InterContinental Hong Kong‘s  Lobby Lounge on Tuesday, May 23 for an evening of MONKEY 47 Gin Cocktails he has created exclusively for InterContinental Hong Kong.

Watch Arijit in action on Tuesday, May 23 (6:00pm – 11:00pm) in the Lobby Lounge as he makes his newly created Monkey 47 Gin Cocktails in the InterContinental Hong Kong’s Lobby Lounge.

  • The Knicker Bocker Gambit: 
    Monkey 47 - Mancino Rosso - Mancino dry - Curacao - Raspberry syrup - Orange juice - Lemon juice
  • The Schwarzwald Sour: 
    Monkey 47 - Suze  - Lillet Blanc - Lemon juice - Sugar syrup - Egg white
  • The Young Earl:
    Monkey 47 - Earl grey tea and thyme syrup - Fresh Lychee -  Lemon juice – Sparkling  wine
  • The Monkey’s Secret:
    Monkey 47 - Chartreuse - Orgeat - Green Apple juice & Pear juice – Lemon -  Tonic

HK$165 each plus 10% service charge

Monkey 47 Gin Cocktail & Canapé Package:

Enjoy a tasting selection of the 4 gin cocktails paired with canapés:
HK$425 per person + 10% service

  • Knicker Bocker Gambit, paired with Beetroot, Apple with Goat Cheese
  • Schwarzwald Sour, paired with  Herring Fillet and Tomato Marinade
  • Young Earl, paired with a Baby Salad with Sesame Seed Sauce
  • Monkey’s Secret, paired with a Fried Shrimp Skewer

The exclusive Monkey 47 Gin Cocktails will be available exclusively in the Lobby Lounge from May 22 through August 31, 2017.

About Celebrity Bartender Arijit Bost

As the previous Head Bartender and ‘Man of The House’, Arijit Bose loved his adventure at the famous 28 Hong Kong street in Singapore which jumped to #7 from the #10 position under his care as presented in the ‘50 best bars of the world’. He quickly became a vibrant part of the Singapore cocktail scene, having conceptualised and run PCO, a speakeasy 1920’s bar in New Delhi. He also started cocktail outfits Getafix and The Delhi Cocktail Club to push the boundaries of good drinking in India.

Arijit has worked in nightclubs and bars, presided over beverage training programmes across India, and acted as a sales and marketing executive with Bacardi India. This led to a role as the Bacardi Brand Ambassador for India. He’s continued a life of international travel, spreading the word of cocktails and Indian Bartending.

Arijit’s most recent achievements include being named:

  • One of the 50 Most Influential Young Indians under the age of 40
  • Best International Bar Team at Tales of the Cocktail (2015)
  • 28 Hong Kong Street Named No. 7 on list of the “50 Best Bars in the World”
    (climbing three spots in its 4th year of operation)
  • Top 10 Bartenders in Singapore
  • Top 25 Bartenders as per Drinks World Asia.
  • He represented 28 Hong Kong Street as a speaker at the Paris Bar Show

About Monkey 47

Monkey 47 draws on the eccentric recipe of Montgomery Collins, the man responsible for the creation of the Schwarzwald dry gin.  The stages of his life in the first half of the twentieth century – a childhood as the son of a diplomat on the Indian subcontinent, a military career among the ruins of Berlin, and his late-adopted home in the Black Forest in Germany – provide the autobiographical background for its audacious combination of botanicals. Connoisseurs should thus not be surprised to discover both familiar aromas, native to the Black Forest and exotic spices stemming from Collins’ youth in India.

Monkey 47 is known for its unrivaled quality. It is batch distilled, handcrafted and unfiltered with no cold treatment. It is made from an eccentric and historic recipe using 47 regional and unusual botanicals. Lingonberries are used as a “Secret Weapon”, with natural spring water, using a masterly distillation process. It matures for 100 days in old clay tanks. The result is a highly awarded and coveted gin.

How MONKEY 47 got its name

Black Forest Distillers adopted Montgomery Collins’ eccentric and unique recipe in 2008. “We gave our Black Forest dry gin the name ‘Monkey 47’ in memory of Commander Collins and his monkey, Max, as well as in reference to the 47 botanicals it contains,“ says managing director and proprietor Alexander Stein.

This batch-distilled and unfiltered gin unites British traditions, the exotic allure of India, and the ancient, untouched roots of the Black Forest with unsurpassed artisanal skill. Just how much of Monkey 47’s natural environment goes into this unique gin? Well, a good third of the ingredients come straight from the Black Forest – spruce, cranberries, elderflower, blackthorn, and bramble leaves, to name just a few. Indeed, the Monkey owes its unrivalled complexity and quality to those 47 hand-picked botanicals, which are prepared in the softest local spring water and coaxed to their full potential through masterful distillation and maturation in traditional earthenware vessels.

For more information on Monkey 47, please click here

About InterContinental Hong Kong’s Lobby Lounge:

The Lobby Lounge, with its impressive wall of windows, showcases a mesmerising panorama of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, truly one of the world’s most magnificent views. Relax over our exclusive MONKEY 47 Gin Cocktails, #852TAILS of Hong Kong (our signature cocktails) and “Young Master” Hong Kong Craft Beer at sunset or during the nightly "Symphony of Lights" laser show at 8:00 pm. Alternatively enjoy Afternoon Tea or choose from the all-day menu.

Don’t miss our dynamic new line-up of evening entertainment. Chill out over Cool Jazz (Monday) with Saxophonist Joel Senase, followed by performances by our “Three Divas” (Amelyn Pardenilla, Kathleen Leslie and Jennifer Palor) the rest of the week. Enjoy Motown (Tuesday) and Current Pop (Saturday) with dynamic vocalist Amelyn Pardenilla; Latin & Samba (Wednesday) and Easy Listening Jazz ( Sunday) with sultry songstress Kathleen Leslie and Smooth & Acid Jazz & Electronic (Thursday) and R&B, Funk & Neo Soul (Friday)with Asia's leading jazz diva Jennifer Palor. 

Please note that the Lobby Lounge does not accept reservations.

View more press releases

Reservations and Enquiries

For further information and restaurant reservations, please contact:
Restaurant Reservations Centre
Tel: +852 2313 2323
E-mail: fb.hongkong@ihg.com

Opening Hours

Daily
7:00am to 1:00am

Monday – Friday
Afternoon Tea – 2:30pm to 6:00pm

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Afternoon Tea – 1:30pm to 6:00pm

Press Contact

For further press information, please contact:
Carole L Klein
Executive Director of PR & Communications
InterContinental Hong Kong
Tel : (852) 2313 2335
Fax : (852) 2721 5964
E-mail : carole.klein@ihg.com