Hakkasan Group is launching an exclusive drinks list, the Orchard List, after two years of extensive worldwide research and development.
Created by Christine Parkinson, Group Head of Wine, Eder de Oliveira Fonseca Neto, Head of Bar, and food and drinks consultant James Morgan, the list pushes the traditional boundaries of drinks without alcohol, taking inspiration from ancient recipes and techniques and reflecting the diversity of Asian cultures.
Featuring nearly 30 drinks and nine different categories, the list ranges from cultured and precision cold brewed teas to drinking vinegars, tree waters and salted and bittered juice infusions.
The Orchard List even includes an entirely new drinks category, Mai Shin, developed and perfected in house. Mai Shin is an homage to Japan, created by infusing a unique combination of imported Japanese ingredients resulting in drinks abound with complex flavours and aromas unlike any other products on the market. It features two completely different tasting varieties: Sukkiri, a floral drink with notes of pear and cherry blossom; and Mattari, which is creamier in flavour with depth and body.
From salted juices, currently hugely popular in South East Asia, to craft sodas developed especially for Hakkasan Group by artisanal local producers, the list is one of the most prolific and comprehensive of its nature currently offered in any London restaurant at the moment.
Influenced by the team’s collective years of experience in the drinks industry, the Orchard List is a product of hard work and collaboration, and a determined resolve to create something completely unique.