Horizon Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, is set to kick off 2024 with a sensational bar takeover by Masahiko Endo, the esteemed bartender from Hong Kong’s Mizunara: The Library.
Renowned as No. 86 in Asia’s 100 Best Bars and a recipient of Tatler Hong Kong’s 2023 Tatler Dining Bar Awards for Best Cocktail Bar, Mizunara is celebrated for its collection of over 600 rare whiskies and innovative cocktails that blend Japanese spirits with premium ingredients.
From 19 to 21 January, guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, will have the opportunity to savor three exclusive concoctions crafted by Mr. Endo, inspired by the auspicious Year of the Dragon. This exceptional collaboration marks the initiation of the resort’s guest bartender program for 2024, featuring quarterly takeovers by renowned mixologists at Horizon.
Set against the iconic sunset view beside the resort’s award-winning adults-only infinity pool, guests can indulge in the following exclusive Year of the Dragon-inspired cocktails:
- Dragon’s Breath: Inspired by the dragon, a symbol of Hong Kong, this spicy cocktail combines red dragon fruit puree with chili, delivering a spicy drink with sweet and sour notes from Tamras Gin.
- Savoury Plum Sour: This cocktail features Japanese elements like Shochu and Umeshu, blending the aroma of aged sake with the fruitiness of Kumquat Umeshu and the umami flavor from the preserved plum-infused Fino Sherry.
- Gems from the Forest: Paying homage to Langkawi’s lush rainforest, this delicate cocktail uses Yamazakura whisky aged in a wooden cask, blended with Matcha, almond milk, and forest-derived maple syrup, creating a rich and creamy liquid dessert.
The Mizunara: The Library takeover is a unique event taking place from 19 to 21 January 2024 at Horizon, The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi. To secure a seat at this exclusive gathering, interested individuals can contact The Ritz-Carlton’s Ladies & Gentlemen at +604 952 4888 or email the F&B team at [email protected].
This collaboration promises a one-of-a-kind experience, combining the expertise of Mizunara’s acclaimed bartender with the breathtaking ambiance of Horizon Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi.