Shop G5 & UG 15, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong
Saturday- Sunday: 11:00-00:00
Combining the herbal healing traditions of South America’s farmacias with the timeless heritage of spirit botanicals, Boticario transports guests to the bustle of 1920s Buenos Aires.
Themed around the early farmacias of pre-war Buenos Aires, where traditional herbs, flowers and roots were often prescribed alongside modern medication, Boticario delivers intriguing beverages and comfort cuisine that will soothe the soul and calm the mind.
For centuries, spirits and fortified wines were lauded for their medicinal qualities from Piccadilly to Peking to Palermo. Packed with healing botanicals, you were as likely to receive a dose of alcohol from your local physician as your barkeep. Ancient civilisations called alcohol aqua vitae, the water of life, and believed it protected against infection and gout, while aiding memory function.
Tapping into this rich heritage, the two-level restaurant and cocktail bar combines a comfortable main dining room with al fresco seating on the terrace, a menu of indulgent yet accessible Mediterranean and Latin dishes, and visually striking cocktail program laced with home-made phosphates, tonics, tinctures, infusions, and craft spirits.
Buenos Aires’ heyday will return thanks to an ever-changing roster of live music acts, turning this house of healing into a popular swing salon.
Free your mind, dine your cares away, take to the tango floor, and embrace the Argentinian way of life – it’s just what the doctor ordered!
Tea & Tonic
Gin and tonic was introduced by the army of the British East India Company. As with so many military drinks, it was born of medicinal experimentation.
In India and other tropical regions, malaria was a persistent problem. In the 1700s it was discovered that quinine could be used to treat the disease, although the bitter taste was unpleasant. British officers in India in the early 19th century took to adding a mixture of water, sugar, lime, and gin to the quinine in order to make the drink more palatable. Thus the cocktail of gin and tonic became the iconic drink.
Themed around the early farmacias of pre-war Buenos Aires, where traditional herbs, flowers and roots were often prescribed alongside modern medication, Boticario delivers intriguing beverages that soothes the soul and calm the mind.
In relations to Boticario's theme, we've created "Tea & Tonic" , the perfect potion for the summer with an Asian touch.
"Themed around the early farmacias of pre-war Buenos Aires, where traditional herbs, flowers and roots were often prescribed alongside modern medication, Boticario delivers intriguing beverages that soothes the soul and calm the mind.
Gin and tonic has a storied history that places it at the heart of the largest empire the world has ever known. Indeed, it is not too much of a stretch to say that it was as essential a weapon for the British Empire as the Gatling gun. No less an authority on imperial power than Winston Churchill once declared, “The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.”
In relations to our theme, we've created 'Redemption' as there’s nothing quite like a cold gin and tonic on a hot summer’s day – where you can see the condensation slowly build up on the exterior of the glass and smell the tang of lemon garnish. We have utilised Hendricks Gin in the recipe as Gin was once whiskey is liquid sunshine, gin is liquid gunmetal as gin has a far more martial past. "
Hendrick's Gin, Jasmine Tea, House made Chrysanthemum Soda, Citric Acid
Hendrick's Gin, Cream de Violate, Maraschino Cherry, Lemon, Salted Tonic
Lemon Twist and Cherry