Led by the renowned mixologist Antonio Lai, Quinary is partnering with Nusa Caña Rum for a special month-long summer pop-up. The collab kicks off on 17 August – Indonesia’s Independence Day – with a one-day guest shift with Sam Jeveons, followed by another session on the last day of the promotion to give the event a perfect roundup.
Antonio Lai creates Nu Wave Mojito
Known for delighting Quinary’s guests with multi-sensory cocktails, Antonio has created the Nu Wave Mojito ($140) as a limited-edition Nusa Caña offering. The refreshing tipple is presented in a Indonesian-inspired tropical woven basket, combining a delicious mix of re-distilled Nusa Caña Tropical Island Rum with Airwaves chewing gum for a sinus-clearing mint explosion. The drink is softened and complemented with the natural sugar and citric acid from yuzu, before being shaken and carbonated for a truly refreshing experience.
Sam Jeveons presents Jungle Daiquiri and Java Tea Punch
In addition to Antonio’s Nu Wave Mojito, Sam from Nusa Caña will be shaking up two summery concoctions, both delicately highlighting the distinctive flavours of the Tropical Island Rum and Spiced Island Rum. A harmonious blend of passionfruit purée and house-made jasmine tea syrup, the Jungle Daiquiri ($140) is paired with the Tropical Island Rum, plus a splash of Mezcal. Although two liquors are being mixed together, this drink does not have a strong alcoholic bite, but rather stays fruity and mellow, going perfectly with Hong Kong’s summer weather.
Tinted by the vibrant red coloured hibiscus flower syrup, Java Tea Punch ($140) gathers the tropical essence of pineapple, mango, and lemon. It is then enhanced with Spiced Island Rum and Tropical Island Rum, with the addition of Genmaicha tea syrup and finished with a dash of grapefruit bitters.
About Nusa Caña’s Godfather Rum
To celebrate the long-lasting friendship between Antonio and Sam, Nusa Caña Rum’s newest award-winning expression, Godfather, will be showcased throughout the event. The Godfather is a limited-edition 60% abv Batavia arrack from Indonesia, with only 1,000 bottles made for global release.
Godfather has recently been awarded the Masters Medal at the “Asian Luxury Masters”, scoring 92/100 points and taking the title of (Drinks Business) Rum Master 2022. It will be exclusively available at Quinary, with a tasting experience and a bottle up for grabs as a prize and giveaway.