D1 International Cocktail Exchange 2017

D1 International Cocktail Exchange 2017


Thirty-two of the world’s top bars and restaurants from the UK, Hong Kong, China, Canada and Australia will be pairing up and swapping signature cocktails over the next couple of months as the D1 International Cocktail Exchange returns for a second year.

Thanks to luxury British spirits company, D1 London Spirits, discerning cocktail lovers across the globe will be able to experience an authentic taste of global lifestyle, with a range of bespoke and luxurious cocktails, made with either award-winning D1 London Gin or D1 Potato Vodka.

Each bar and restaurant in the elite exchange has collaborated with a like-minded international venue to share techniques, knowledge and passion to produce a truly authentic array of cocktails.

Partner bars will serve a signature cocktail created by their ‘twinned’ venue that features D1 Potato Vodka or D1 London Gin as a base spirit, enabling guests to sample the taste, ambience and lifestyle experience of its associated bar.

The D1 International Cocktail Exchange includes signature cocktails from renowned destination bars in Australia, Canada and southeast Asia, such as Atmosphere – located on the 80th floor of the China World Summit wing of the Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing. This stunning bar offers dramatic views over the cityscape and brings to the International Cocktail Exchange the Triple Green – a gin-based cocktail with an emerald glow, which will also be served at Melbourne’s Lily Blacks in Australia.

And of course, the International Cocktail Exchange wouldn’t be the same without bespoke offerings from some of London’s finest cocktail bars. These include Flemings in Mayfair, where guests can sample Chinese partner Hope & Sesame’s Journey to the East – with its caramel and lavender flavours – and   The Athenaeum, which will be serving The Artisian Solo, designed by The Langham in Hong Kong, featuring Chinese wine and Osmanthus.

Each venue is a pioneer in its own field, with a reputation for being amongst the very best, with internationally crafted cocktails lovingly created by some of the word’s finest mixologists.

D1 London Spirits has also created keepsake cocktail cards featuring the signature cocktail from each venue’s partner bar, detailing the character of that venue and the cocktail recipe, meaning bar goers can know that someone on the other side of the world is drinking that very same cocktail and build a collection of all 32 cards.

D1 founder, Dominic Limbrey, comments: “At D1 London Spirits we have a passion for design, arts and culture. We introduced the D1 International Cocktail Exchange to help bring a new way for cocktail connoisseurs across the globe to enjoy international craft cocktails. It’s about exploring and understanding the nuances and character of different places and very local flavours, which can be found in the carefully curated cocktails served with an element of theatre in these hand-picked world-class bars.

“We are facilitating a project where we partner up different venues with huge character and personalities, allowing guests the opportunity to experience something international in a local context. The project will also give mixologists from across the world the chance to take inspiration from each other, using luxury spirits like D1 London Gin & D1 Potato Vodka as the base – ultimately helping pioneer and push the boundaries of craft cocktail-making.”

Other exceptional craft cocktails include The Midnight Gimlet with an interesting combination of spiced lime cordial, absinthe and coffee liqueur created by Melbourne’s late night cocktail bar, House of Correction.

And from the understated luxury and unique fine dining of Bibo in Hong Kong, comes De Chilex – an exciting combination of ginseng-infused D1 London Gin, homemade lemon and grapefruit shrub along with rock candy lemon syrup and chamomile tea.

Participating bars and restaurants in the 2017 D1 International Cocktail Exchange

Thirty-two of the world’s top bars and restaurants from the UK, Hong Kong, China, Canada and Australia have paired up and swapped signature cocktails as the D1 International Cocktail Exchange returns for a second year. Discerning cocktail lovers across the globe will be able to experience an authentic taste of global lifestyle, with a range of bespoke and luxurious cocktails, made with either award-winning D1 London Gin or D1 Potato Vodka.

See the cocktails and bars below:

Atmosphere, Shangri-La hotel - Beijing, China

Atmosphere Bar was established in 2010 on the 80th floor of the China World Summit Wing, Shangri-La Hotel. It is a destination bar and beacon of style with dramatic backdrops of the Beijing cityscape. The bar offers a high-end selection of beverages and cocktails. An evening is framed by a ceiling resembling a constellation of delicate stars whilst enjoying the vibrant live jazz and blues musical performances and distinguished bartending.

Triple Green Cocktail

The Athenaeum hotel & Residences - London, UK

Nestled in the heart of Mayfair, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences - a local icon and one of London’s few family-run five-star hotels - boasts a proudly independent personality. THE BAR at The Athenaeum offers a carefully selected menu of craft spirits to create unique drinks and signature cocktails inspired and developed by world-renowned Italian bartender Giancarlo Mancino, in partnership with Michelin-starred chefs The Galvin brothers.

Savvy Londoner Cocktail

Añejo Restaurant - Calgary, Canada

Founded in 2012, Añejo Restaurant is the flagship Mexican experience in Calgary, boasting the largest tequila selection in Canada, and winner of numerous awards including Best Mexican, Best Margarita, Best Place for a Night Out, and most recently a diamond recognition for Best Themed List in the Alberta Finest Drinks Awards. Dubbed “the face of 4th street”, Añejo is known for street style tacos, para la mesa (at the table) guacamole and handcrafted margaritas like the Chili Coconut or Mango. We proudly employ many talented hospitality professionals, who are committed to the art of cocktails. Salud!

La Cantina Cocktail

Devonian Garden Cocktail

The Langham, London, UK

Named after the iconic and award-winning bar in The Langham, London, the Artesian is a glamorous cocktail bar that resides within the sister hotel at The Langham, Hong Kong. The relative Artesian bar features brilliant interiors that combine nostalgic Art Deco romance with an alluring contemporary style as its extension to Asia on Canton Road. Expect original clever creations, the finest classic cocktails as well as masterfully crafted house-made infusions, shaken and stirred by the fashionable crew.

The Artesian Solo Cocktail

Bibo Restaurant

Bibo is the embodiment of understated luxury. A dynamic, groundbreaking realization of art in all forms, Bibo is the world’s unique fine dining restaurant & bar that serves innovative French cuisine in an art gallery setting with works by the most renowned artists.

De Chilex Cocktail

Butler Cocktail Bar - Hong Kong

Butler is a Japanese cocktail bar whose commitment to perfectly crafted, individually tailored drinks and impeccable service epitomises this venue in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui. Head here to meet Uchida and his small team, in their white dinner jackets, who bow often and will welcome you with Japanese greetings.Butler is ultra-exclusive, seating a maximum of 20 people, with an ambient background soundtrack of music from the 1940s.

Floral Bouquet Cocktail

The Captain - Shanghai, China

The Captain is a new speakeasy concept at the heart of the Shanghai skyline. Our ‘Shanghai Connection’ is a simple manifestation of Shanghai culture in a classic cocktail. The simple recipe aims to create an exchange of culture and soul, bringing enlightenment of new cultures to craft people’s tastes.

Shanghai Connection Cocktail

Ciao Amici - Shenzen, China

Ciao Amici opened in Shenzhen last year by the talented Cross Xu. His experience has rubbed off on the bar, setting the atmosphere apart from the other late night hangouts. Cocktails are works of edible art, and the venue offers great attention to detail.

Ciao Ciao Cocktail

Cocina (Sixth Floor)

Peruvian-inspired Cocina, part restaurant, part lounge, part nightclub on the sixth floor comes blessed with expansive, uninterrupted views – reason enough to turn heads. Its varied, modern menu is designed to share.

Cocina (Sixth Floor)

Peruvian-inspired Cocina, part restaurant, part lounge, part nightclub on the sixth floor comes blessed with expansive, uninterrupted views – reason enough to turn heads. Its varied, modern menu is designed to share.

The GCW Cocktail

  • 45ml D1 London Gin
  • 30ml cucumber juice
  • 20ml simple syrup
  • 30ml fresh lemon juice
  • A hint of wasabi to taste

Shake well and double strain.

Garnish with lemon leaf.

Manetta's, Flemings Mayfair Hotel - London, UK

Manetta’s was the original hang-out at Flemings Mayfair Hotel in the 1930s for the likes of Agatha Christie and James Joyce, depicted in portraits on the walls. It was also a favourite spot for spies that passed information over a delectable afternoon tea or whilst sipping on a cocktail. Now it’s your turn to make some history in this reinvented space. Glamour, elegance, timelessness and great drinks will shape your night.

Ophelia Cocktail

  • 50ml D1 Potato Vodka
  • 30ml homemade floral vanilla liqueur
  • 15ml Yellow Chartreuse
  • 3 drops chocolate bitters
  • 7.5ml sugar syrup
  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • 1 whole egg white
  • 50ml topped up with Rosé cider

Shake vigorously, dry shake, fine strain into a 1930s retro fizz glass and garnish with a flavoured edible skull.

House Of Correction - Melbourne, Australia

House of Correction is a late-night cocktail bar, situated above two Chinese restaurants. Established in March 2017, our drinks are classically driven, but with our own twists to make them unique, playful, and interesting. The venue name reflects the history of the space – once being a part of Goldilocks (who, according to the author who first recorded the story, should serve time in a ‘house of correction’ for her misdeeds), a pornographic cinema, a medical supply company, and producer of death masks for the Melbourne Gaol.

The Midnight Gimlet Cocktail

  • 60ml D1 London Gin
  • 20ml spiced lime husk cordial*
  • 2 barspoons coffee liqueur (Borghetti di Vero Caffe Espresso or Mr Black recommended)
  • 2 drops absinthe (La Clandestine recommended)

Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice, strain over 1 large ice block in a rocks glass. Garnish with 1 Star Anise pod.

Hope & Sesame - Dongshan, China

Hope & Sesame opened in March 2016 and was the first “speakeasy” cocktail bar in Guangzhou. Tucked away behind a traditional Cantonese cafe in the quaint neighbourhood of “Dongshan”, an old military stronghold of South China, the bar is a joint venture between seasoned hoteliers - Bastien Ciocca & Andrew Ho with the aim to push boundaries in craft cocktails by collaborating with local purveyors.

Journey to the East Cocktail

  • 50ml D1 London Gin
  • 10ml house made caramel syrup (made from coconut palm sugar)
  • 10ml lavender infused Lillet Blanc
  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15ml egg white

Pour all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Shake one more time without ice to create a super silky texture. Zest a mandarin and garnish with peel on top.

Iceton - ZhuJiang, China

Iceton is a hidden gem tucked away behind a coffee shop located in the heart of ZhuJiang New Town. A casual hangout spot, Iceton provides the perfect venue to sip a drink in a spacious chill out environment. Led by Wing Fan, the team offers innovative, creative cocktails.

Bodhi - Each Leaf has a Life Cocktail

  • 60ml D1 London Gin
  • 25ml Mistia Muscat Liqueur
  • 10ml passion fruit mix puree
  • 1 barspoon Green Chartreuse
  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15ml egg white

Shake with 1/3 lemon leaf; dry shake for a further 10 seconds then double strain. Garnish with a lemon leaf.

Lanes of London - London, UK

Situated on Park Lane in Mayfair, Lanes of London is housed in a late Edwardian mansion block that overlooks Hyde Park and Marble Arch. A relaxed bar area provides the perfect spot for after-work drinks, pre-dinner cocktails and late evening night caps. When it comes to cocktails, the bar at Lanes offers an expertly crafted list of unique creations as well as the classics. London’s finest drink producers are also well represented.

Living in the Fast Lanes Cocktail

  • 15ml D1 Potato Vodka
  • 35ml D1 London Gin
  • 15ml Mancino Rosso
  • 10ml angostura liquor
  • 3 drops chocolate bitters

Garnish: dried lemon, edible flower.

Lily Blacks

Lily Blacks is for the true aficionado, bringing the prestige of the golden era of cocktails to its illustrious lane way location. Serving up the finest pre-prohibition libations to the avant-garde, a modern classic until late every night.

The Best of Both Worlds Cocktail

  • 50ml D1 London Gin
  • 15ml orgeat
  • 22ml fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes citric acid
  • 3 dashes saline solution
  • 2 dashes Bittermens spiced cranberry bitters
  • 2 dashes orange blossom
  • 15ml port

Shaken, double strained and served with a port sink.

Lobster Bar & Grill

Unwind in the convivial atmosphere of Lobster Bar and Grill and savour a series of innovative cocktails crafted by our team of mixologists. Our constantly rotating list of libations features classic cocktails with artistic Asian flair, artisanal spirits, fortified wines and liquors that have been arduously aged in oak barrels. Starting at 8pm, warm and enthralling live performances by talented jazz vocalists complete the venue’s sophisticated vibe from Monday to Saturday.

Green Es Esperanza Cocktail

  • 40ml D1 London Gin
  • 15ml GET 27
  • 5ml Maraschino Luxardo
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 45ml fresh pineapple juice

Merchant House - London, UK

Merchant House is home to one of the largest collections of gin and rum in the world. With an array of fine and rare examples available, offered in comfortable and relaxed surroundings, our basement cocktail bar is the City’s worst-kept secret. Our concept focuses on the history of the Empire, and our drinks list reflects the belligerent and tumultuous history in which gin and rum overlap.

Black as Hell (Strong as Death, Sweet as Love) Cocktail

  • 40ml D1 London Gin
  • 30ml Stout
  • 30ml coffee syrup
  • 5ml Amaro
  • 2 dashes British Colony bitters

Shake and pour into a half tankard.

Garnish with dehydrated rose petals.

The Turlough Cocktail

  • 40ml D1 London Gin
  • 15ml dill and cucumber syrup
  • 5ml Kummel
  • 2 dashes of celery bitters

Top with soda. Garnish with a dill sprig.

Mint Leaf

Creating a stunning visual impression on entrance, the 16-metre-long Cocktail Bar is backed by a captivating feature wall of lights and river washed pebbles, highlighting the extensive array of drinks on offer. Over 500 spirits are served up by our mixologists with a varied selection of cocktails and a comprehensive wine list on offer. The elegant Lounge is separated into booths and is perfect for relaxing with friends at any time of day.

Flower Power Cocktail

  • 40ml D1 London Gin
  • 10ml Creme de Violette
  • 10ml Lanique
  • 3 dashes of Peychaud bitters
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 10ml fresh egg white

Dry shake and then shake before pouring into a coupe and garnish with a Peychaud bitters line and dried rose petals.

Sea Containers At Mondrian - London, UK

nspired by the Golden Age of transatlantic travel and designed under the creative directive of visionary Tom Dixon, by Design Studio, Sea Containers at Mondrian brings the best of American and British cuisine to the Southbank. Offering a modern yet casual dining experience in an informal setting alongside the River Thames. At its centre, there is an iconic 18 seat signature stainless steel bar designed to reflect an American Diner, together with a Yellow Submarine that continues the maritime theme of the hotel.

  • 40ml D1 London Gin
  • 25ml roasted pear purée
  • 20ml honey 1:1 syrup
  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • 10ml chic pea water
  • 5ml crème de pêche
  • 1 dash absinthe
  • 2 spritzes tea pot bitters Buttered walnut garnish

Combine all ingredients together in a shaker, dry shake then hard shake. Double strain into a chilled Nick & Nora and balance a butter toasted walnut on the foam. Finish with 2 spritzes of Dr Adam Elmegirab’s Tea Pot Bitters.

The Olivia Conquest

Established in 2010 as a gin house by host Sara Davis, The Oliver Conquest is a dedicated gin-led bar with more than 400 gins driven by a small knowledgeable creative team, working together in a warm, friendly and relaxed quirky pub. This year the contribution was recognised by Think Gin who awarded the OC with best independent gin bar. The craft gin movement grows every year and the OC is a perfect place to find out why.

  • 50ml D1 London Gin
  • 25ml homemade Earl Grey syrup
  • 15ml fresh lime juice
  • 5ml Bergamot liqueur (briottet or italicus)

Garnish with dehydrated lime and rose bud.

ON Dining & Kitchen

Philippe Orrico’s ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge boasts an elegant bar that offers spectacular views of the city, as well as a cocktail programme like no other. The expertly curated bar serves up a selection of innovative concoctions and timeless classics, alongside a selection of over 500 wines. A charming terrace makes for the perfect spot to enjoy an al fresco drink. The exciting and ambitious cocktail lounge is renowned for pours such as its ONegroni and the Martinez.

  • 50ml D1 Potato Vodka
  • 24ml Mancino Secco
  • 15ml ginger liqueur
  • 25ml fresh lime juice
  • 20ml orgeat syrup

Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with rocks. Garnish with an edible flower and a slice of ginger.

Pachamama - London, UK

In Peru, Pachamama is the goddess Mother Earth; in London, she is a Peruvian-inspired bar & restaurant in Marylebone. Four pillars underpin the Quechuan cosmos (water, earth, sun and moon), and four pillars support our great restaurant: food, service, decor and ambience. Pachamama has a thoughtful mix of rough and smooth, like a beautiful old hacienda, pretty vintage lampshades, wooden dressers full of pot plants. Low lighting, laid back Ibiza sounds and a constant influx of impeccably groomed twenty- and thirty somethings make for a vibe that is electric.

San Isidro by Francesco Lombardi Cocktail

  • 50ml D1 London Gin
  • 20ml chilli-infused Barsol Pisco Quebranta
  • 25ml Rinomato Aperitivo
  • 15ml Palo Santo Syrup
  • 25ml chicha morada
  • 10ml yuzu wine

Stirred and served over an ice block.

The Pawn - Hong Kong

Located on the first floor of The Pawn’s three-storey building, Botanicals Bar is a stylish and creative hub nestled in the heart of Hong Kong. Entering via a charming set of narrow stairs, guests are welcomed by the greenery of hundreds of potted plants and artwork by local artists adorning the backdrop. The layout is divided into several sections, with one being a concealed bar table area resembling a chic private club, decked in leather couches and dark wood panels evoking an old- world charm.

  • 45ml D1 London Gin
  • 10ml Montenegro
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 2 pieces of fresh ginger

Muddle the ginger in a tin, add all other ingredients and shake. Pour into a julep cup, add ice and top with ale (beer).

Polly Cocktail Bar - Melbourne, Australia

Polly is one of Melbourne’s first cocktail bars, and after 18 years still holds a strong place in people’s hearts. With a seasonal cocktail menu, and an impressive selection of spirits including a diverse range of absinthe and whiskies from every corner of the globe, guests are treated to table service allowing them to sit back and relax in style. Polly’s bartenders have won numerous awards and their service and knowledge of their craft is exceptional. Their passion comes across with every sip.

Equal Rites, A twist on The Last Word Cocktail

  • 20ml D1 London Gin
  • 20ml blueberry and sage shrub
  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • 10m Green Chartreuse
  • 10ml Aquafaba

Place all ingredients in a tin and dry shake. Add ice, and wet shake. Double strain into a coupette. Garnish with 5 drops of Peychards bitters on top and 2 sprays of orange infused peated whiskey.

Equal Rites, A twist on The Last Word Cocktail

  • 20ml D1 London Gin
  • 20ml blueberry and sage shrub
  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • 10m Green Chartreuse
  • 10ml Aquafaba

Place all ingredients in a tin and dry shake. Add ice, and wet shake. Double strain into a coupette. Garnish with 5 drops of Peychards bitters on top and 2 sprays of orange infused peated whiskey.


POP means: communion of creative space, sharing high quality sound, vision and taste. Diverse cultural exhibitions and freedom of expression is the core value of POP. We are the vehicle which facilitates a fantastic multi-sensory journey.

  • 45ml D1 London Gin
  • 20ml Fernet Hunter (herbal light liquor)
  • 20ml Flor De Caña 4 year old rum
  • 4 drops Dr Adam Teapot Bitters

Stir over ice.

Pour over a large ice cube shaped like an iceberg. Garnish with sprinkles of dry osmanthus on top.

Potato Head - Hong Kong

Potato Head Hong Kong is a multi-purpose space that houses retail, dining and bar concepts as well as a discreet audiophile listening room. At Potato Head Hong Kong, the interiors are an eclectic mix of custom Indonesian furniture and mid-century antiques, authentic elements of Indonesian culture, such as hand-crafted ceiling panels crafted by the Torajan people of South Sulawesi, pay homage to Potato Head’s roots.

  • 30ml D1 London Gin
  • 15ml lychee liqueur
  • 15ml Jamaican rum
  • 5ml apricot liqueur
  • 40ml strong black tea
  • 10ml fresh lime juice
  • 10ml fresh pineapple juice
  • 10ml fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 drops Angostura bitters

Shake and strain into a bamboo cup over cubed ice. Cap with crushed ice.

Purchases Cocktail Bar - Chichester, UK

Originally one of the oldest Wine Merchants in Sussex, Purchases is now a fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar located in the heart of the cathedral city of Chichester. With comfortable booth seating surrounded by art from Chichester’s renowned Pallant House Gallery, it’s the perfect place to partake of a drink from their extensive drinks list. You can even enjoy a cocktail in their beautiful English garden where all guests are provided with luxury blankets.

Mint Pressé

  • 50ml D1 Potato Vodka
  • 25ml Lillet Maison
  • 5 fresh crushed mint leaves Lime zest

Garnish with lime zest and mint leaf.

Rigel - Shenzen, China

Set in the dynamic city of Shenzhen, Rigel’s golden lights cast shadows over complex edges and elegant details; set with mirrors and silhouettes to create a uniquely beautiful space space to enjoy beautiful cocktails.

  • 60ml D1 London Gin
  • 10ml simple syrup 2:1
  • 22ml fresh lime juice
  • 15ml Croft Pale Cream Sherry
  • 10ml Luxardo Maraschino
  • 3 drops of bitters

Shake well and strain into a coupe. Garnish with 3 raspberries.

SPIN - Guangzhou, China

Located in CBD Guangzhou, this is a new born “speakeasy” found inside an existing vape shop. The overall style is dominated by “space within the universe”. Spin is based on original cocktail creativity, using local ingredients.

  • 45ml D1 Potato Vodka
  • 30ml fresh pineapple juice
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15ml simple syrup made with fresh coriander and ginger

Shake and strain into a martini glass.

The Baths - Brighton, UK

The Baths Middle Brighton is iconic in Melbourne, overlooking Melbourne’s only remaining sea baths, offering fine cuisine and unbeatable service with magnificent panoramic views of the city & Port Phillip Bay. This relaxed, beach-side venue is a superb location for any occasion. The bustling café & bar downstairs offers a bistro style menu, and the Baths ‘Upstairs’ restaurant showcases contemporary Australian cuisine in a modern setting. Both the café and restaurant can be hired exclusively for events for up to 200 people.

Hibiscus Collins Cocktail

Using a wine bottle, funnel and measuring jug batch the cocktail ingredients into a 750ml bottle.

  • 400ml D1 London Dry Gin
  • 200ml hibiscus verjuice*
  • 100ml sugar syrup
  • 20ml apple cider vinegar

Pour 70ml batch into a sling glass. Add 10ml lemon juice. Fill glass with ice. Add a dash of soda. Top with crushed ice. Garnish with a straw, lemon wheel and 2 rose buds.

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