To celebrate the fall opening of its Ling Ling Marrakech lounge in the Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, Hakkasan this summer offered a special cocktail flight called the Evolution of Ling Ling. The flight includes the Bitter Fortune, one of the original cocktails available at the first Ling Ling Lounge in Hakkasan Hanway Place in London.
Made with Tanqueray No. Ten gin, Aperol, rhubarb liqueur, pink grapefruit, lime and peach bitters, Bitter Fortune forms the base of the other two cocktails. The flight’s second cocktail, the Golden Mare, transforms the Bitter Fortune using Mediterranean herbs, rosemary and basil, to echo Ling Ling Mykonos. The third, Chilli Coupette, is inspired by the fragrant spices of the region, such as cardamom and chili, which evoke a sense of Marrakech.
The three cocktails have each been paired with one piece of signature Hakkasan dim sum, the Venison Puff, Duck Roll and Sesame Prawn Toast. Priced at $30, the cocktail flight was available at Hakkasan locations around the world from June 27 through Aug. 31. Hakkasan Group director of beverage Constantin Alexander says that the promotion has been well received at the local level.