31 May 2024 By May Ng

Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social of Cordis, Hong Kong Welcomes New Talents and Launches Exciting Events in June

The modern bar, Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social of Cordis, Hong Kong is thrilled to welcome a new line-up of talented mixologist team and announce a series of exciting events happening in June at Alibi, which is a perfect venue for guests to enjoy the art of mixology and joy of socialising.

Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social continues to evolve and enhance its offerings, providing valued guests with an extraordinary cocktail experience and heartfelt services. The bar has welcomed four new talents to its dream team of bar manager and mixologists:

  • Billy Lau, Bar Manager: With over 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industry both overseas and in Hong Kong, Billy brings a wealth of expertise to his role to lead as Bar Manager at Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social. He has honed his skills as a Head Mixologist and Bar Manager at renowned establishments like Le Comptoir Group and Gishiki Lounge, where he led the cocktail programmes and contributed to the venues being recognised as Best Restaurant’s Cocktail Bar. He has also served as a Brand Ambassador for Copenhagen Distillery. Billy is known for his innovative approach, unparalleled service, and passion for redefining cocktail traditions.
  • Jennifer Ho – Head Mixologist: Jennifer is a qualified sake, wine and spirits expert who has completed courses at the Hong Kong Wine School. With two years of experience working in a chained café and bar, Jennifer is an expert in crafting coffee-infused bespoke cocktails, as evidenced by her championships in the MONIN Coffee Creativity Cup Hong Kong 2023 and International Mixology Cocktail Challenge Showdown 2023. Jennifer’s experience in customer relationship also brings her a unique perspective to devote herself to connecting with guests.
  • Anthony Ho – Senior Mixologist: Driven by his enthusiasm and interest in mixology, Anthony shaped his profession by studying at the Hong Kong Cocktail School for a year. With five years of bartending experience in several renowned bars in Hong Kong, Anthony is committed to bringing his passion to craft unique cocktails utilising local ingredients in Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social.
  • Wing Lai – Team Leader: Wing began his bartending career in 2014 at Cathay Pacific Lounge and has built eight years of experience in hotel’s food and beverage industry since 2016. He is enthusiastic about the hotel bar scene and strives to serve customers professionally. Wing’s expertise lies in creating special beverage menus and crafting bespoke cocktails using a variety of spirits and ingredients.

Leo Ko, the Director of Beverage at Cordis, Hong Kong, and the IBA World Bartender of the Year 2023 said, “I believe that my new mixologist team can bring a new excitement to Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social by crafting a range of innovative libations and hosting a variety of cocktail-related events, leading the cocktail sensations to the next level.”

A Showdown of Talent by the Exciting “Alibi Battle”

To showcase the excellence of Alibi’s talented mixologists, the bar is going to host an exciting cocktail battle starting from 1 June 2024 (Saturday). The mixologists will be divided into two teams: Leo Ko will team up with Anthony Ho, while Billy Lau and Jennifer Ho will be on the opposing team. Each team will create four special cocktails, which will be available at Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social for 30 days. Guests can come and sample the teams’ masterpieces, then vote for their favourite drink. The winning team will be announced at the closing party on 29 June 2024 (Saturday) 7:00pm to 12:00am. Guests who participated in the voting and return for the closing party will receive a complimentary glass of cocktail from the winning team.

The “Alibi Battle” cocktails are available from 7:00pm to 12:00am during 1 to 29 June 2024. Each glass of cocktail is priced at HKD138, subject to 10% service charge.

“Campari Night” at Red Corner

On 15 June 2024 (Saturday), Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social will host a “Campari Night” from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at the Campari-branded hotel flagship outlet, Red Corner. For one night only, guests can savour the Campari-inspired bespoke cocktails at a special price of HKD100 net per glass, as well as enjoy the delectable free-flow selected bar snacks during 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Additionally, guests who dress in red or capture their “Red Moments” and post on their social media platform, tagging @cordishk, @camparihk and the location “Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social”, will receive a free golden token*. The golden token can be redeemed for a complimentary glass of secret cocktail curated by the professional mixologist team on their next visit.

*Available on a first-come-first-served basis while stock lasts. Advance reservation is required, please contact Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social directly for more details.

Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social

Address: Level 5, Cordis, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Enquiry or reservations: +852 3552 3231 / cdghk.alibi@cordishotels.com / 6656 2206 (WhatsApp only)

“Red Corner” operating hours: daily from 5pm until late