Beauty and the Beast

We asked the clever chaps at Henry Wong to rustle up a Valentine’s Day inspired cocktail.

There was a choice of Beauty and the Beast and although we plumped for the Beast – a heady mix of whiskey, chocolate and cream – you may prefer a beauty-inspired tipple so here’s the recipe for both.



  • 50ml whiskey (Henry Wong recommend hibiki)
  • 10ml brown sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 30ml chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream.


Add chocolate syrup to bottom of martini glass straight away. Stir whiskey, sugar and bitters in separate glass (like an olda) and pour on top of chocolate sauce in martini glass. Proceed to layer whipped cream on top of the whiskey, then add three thin orange zests to top of the drink.



  • 25ml hibiscus liqueur
  • 10ml rose
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 75ml Laurent Perrier Rose


Add ingredients to mixing glass and stir over ice. Then proceed to double strain contents into a champagne glass. Wrap champagne glass with spiced rum soaked strawberry lace from bottom to top. Add swirled lemon zests to pre- cut strawberry attached to side of glass.

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