London – The Hakkasan group, best known for its Michelin star Cantonese cuisine, has announced the release of an alcohol-free drinks menu featuring Mai-Shin, a non-alcoholic rice-based drink, similar to sake.
Crafted exclusively for its London restaurants, the menu, called The Orchard List, offers a variety of Asian-inspired refreshments. It includes Honey Jun, a kombucha tea cultured with honey and Ogam Bottled Water, a wood-infused water. The list draws particular attention to a new drinks category, Mai-Shin, which is a rice and tea infusion inspired by the sake brewing process. The restaurant has created two flavours of Mai-Shin: Sukkiri, which has notes of pear and apple blossom, and Mattari, which is creamier in flavour.
‘The Orchard List project has been an opportunity to break down the notion that premium is only tied to alcoholic drinks. This should be extended to other drinks options for guests to enjoy while dining,’ says Christine Parkinson, head of wine at the Hakkasan Group.
Given consumers’ increased concern in relation to their alcohol intake, the menu aims to cater for a culture that is embracing the low- and no-alcohol offerings.