Missing those pre-pregnancy cocktails? Sassy Mama has a roundup of all the hottest spots in town for a mocktail that’s just as good!
Just because you’re expecting does NOT mean you have to compromise your nights out. Whether you’re throwing a party, having a date or going out on the town, here’s the scoop on the best places to see and be seen with a hangover-free beverage in hand.
We couldn’t possibly feature a “best mocktail bar” roundup without featuring the acclaimed Honi Honi, Hong Kong’s premier Polynesian cocktail lounge. Try their Passion Water Tiki Shake, infusing passion fruit purée, watermelon juice, apple juice, and a splash of lemon juice. While you’re sipping away, enjoy the al fresco patio filled with bamboo furnishings, tropical plants and chill background music.
How much: $75
Where: Honi Honi, 3/F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2353 0885.
Another rooftop-bar-deck-lounge on the list, Sugar’s renowned for its harbour views, tapas, and resident DJs. Unwind with a Lemongrass cooler, a hydrating and refreshing mix of lemongrass, ginger, lime and soda.
How much: $65
Where: Sugar, 32/F, EAST, 29 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong, 3968 3738
If enjoying a sunset on the beach over tropical fusion cuisine and drinks sounds quite like your vibe, look no further than Limewood at The Pulse. While you’re basking in the sun and sands of Repulse Bay, slurp up a Sweet Mango & Thai Basil smoothie, a cool blend of herbs and fruits sure to quench your thirst. Alternatively, ask the bartender to whip up their delectable Barbecue Pineapple Cuban Mojito sans liquor!
How much: $65 for the Sweet Mango Smoothie
Where: Limewood, Shop 103-104, G/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
Located in the ICC, Thai resto Mango Tree offers a sophisticated atmosphere with a clear attention to detail in its decor and ingredients. Wash down the spice-infused dishes with a Rose Berry None’tini, a concoction of fresh strawberries shaken with lime juice, chilled red fruit tea and rose syrup.
How much: $65
Where: Shop 2032, 2/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2668 4884.
When it comes to making tropical refreshers, Glasshouse at the IFC rooftop knows how to impress. Don’t leave without trying their Signature Butterfly Rainbow Ice Teas, added in drinks to provide health benefits like improved blood circulation and hair loss prevention. Fusions like lemongrass pineapple, mint basil, and ginger strawberry – all served with crazy straws – will leave you hankering for seconds.
How much: $58
Where: Glasshouse, Shop 4009, Level 4, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong; 2383 4008.
Give your taste buds a kick at Chachawan, Sheung Wan’s hip Northeastern Thai spot. Ask for virgin versions of any of their delectable cocktails – they each pack such a punch with bright, tropical flavours that we doubt you’ll even miss the alcohol! Bring on the heat with the Mango Chia or cool off with a virgin Mojito Royal.
How much: Mango Chia is $50, Mojito Royal is $100
Where: Chachawan, 206 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2549 0020.
If you’re looking for a more tropical yet light drink, try the Lucky Draw mocktail at casual dining joint Aberdeen Street Social (also a fancier downstairs dining area for dinner). Suitable as a morning sickness remedy, this pineapple, passion fruit and soda.
How much: $55
Where: Aberdeen Street Social, PMQ, G/F, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2866 0300.
Get a taste of eclectic British comfort food and drinks at The Pawn, Wan Chai’s revamped mainstay. Whether you’re in the living room or roof garden, you can happily relish the spacious three story building in its old-meets-new atmosphere. Fill up on the Green Zone, a soothing combination of fresh lemon juice, honey, mint, elderflower cordial and orange blossom water.
Where: The Pawn, 62 Johnston Road Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2866 3444.
Transport yourself to the streets of Hanoi with food and drinks at Chôm Chôm, our favourite Soho neighbourhood hangout. Make do without the bia hoi, or fresh beer; instead pair a Calamansi Lime Soda with a plate of the popular VFC (short for Vietnamese Fried Chicken), or ask for the signature Pho-jito without the kick.
How much: Calamansi Lime Soda is $58
Where: Chôm Chôm, G/F Block A, 58 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 0850.
Indulge at the Michelin-rated Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA with the finest in contemporary Italian cuisine. Complementing the food’s quality ingredients is the expansive drinks selection, prepared carefully by an award-winning mixologist. Treat yourself with an Organic fruit blend, bringing in flavours of raspberry and strawberry purée, cranberry juice, lemon juice, orange juice and sugar syrup.
How much: $100
Where: Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA, Shop 202, Landmark Alexandra, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2537 8859.
Happy “non”-drinking, mamas!