Boracay Old Fashioned
An Old Fashioned take from the sublime Four Seasons bar Charles H.
Coconut Aged Bourbon Whiskey
How to Make Coconut Aged Bourbon
Age the bourbon of your choice (Charles H. use Michter’s) in empty coconut for 1 month. After 1 month combine with Demerara, Amaretto, Angostura Bitters and play around.
How to Make a Boracay Old Fashioned
Combine other ingredients into coconut and stir with three ice cubes for two minutes. Strain into an old fashioned glass and serve with a giant ice cube.
The History of the Boracay Old Fashioned
Hidden within the Four Seasons, Seoul (South Korea) is the grand cocktail bar, Charles H, voted 49th in the World’s 50 Best Bars list.
You will find a glamourous and lavish lounge located behind an unmarked door. Inspired by the intersection of historic speakeasies in New England as well as traditional royal Korean palace dress and ornamentation, this bar is preposterously beautiful with elegant and glamourous interior. The World’s 50 Best Bars quoted: “Korean royal craftmanship mixed with Korean glam”.
The bar is inspired by author and epicurean Charles Henry Baker Jr, known as the ‘Patron Saint of Good Living’, who travelled around the world from the 1920s to the 1950s – meeting bartenders and recording their stories. The menu is influenced by the cities Charles’ travelled to and the classic serves have been reinvented by the team into a modern experience not to be forgotten.
The Boracay Old Fashioned is a take on the Old Fashioned Cocktail – the worlds most popular drink in 2020 created in Charles H. by the team, influenced by Charles’ trip to Manila in 1926 which has been thought to have ‘survived the test of time’.
Since 2019 Keith Motsi has been the Head Bartender at the speakeasy, overseeing all bar operations and the cocktail program. Keith has travelled around the world as a bartender gaining a wealth of international experience in highly renowned venues including Soho House & Co and Four Seasons Hotel Beijing. He has achieved accolades including the 2017 Bar of the Year and 2018 DRINKS Magazine China Hotel Bar of the Year.
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