Top-Class Mixologist Joined #HAPI and Launched 5 Exclusive Mocktails
As Christmas is approaching, many plan to have a glass or two during the holiday and enjoy being tipsy and relax with friends and families. However, not everyone is fond of alcohol or some people are just responsible drivers. Not to compromise on the festive vibe, #HAPI invited top-class mixologist Alexandre Chatté to create 5 refined mocktails based on the concept of “mixologist in a restaurant” and introduced the delightfulness of alcohol-free drinks.
“Born in the southwest of France, I grew up in a family that breathes food and wine and then we moved to HK in 1989. “ said Chatté. Initially, he was an aspiring chef so he attended hotel management school in the UK and returned to HK to work afterwards. He ended up working for several bars later on and competed in various flair bartending and mixology competitions in between and it’s no doubt that he shined in those competitions. Chatté has spent 16 years in mixology and his uniqueness comes from his hard-to-be-defined style -- it’s full of characters and yet never fails to surprise you.
Transforming People’s Idea of Mocktails
To Chatté, mixology is similar to painting and also magic performance. When he mixed these 5 mocktails for #HAPI, he brought the ideas of simple execution, quality ingredients with a spectacular drinking experience so that every diner would be able to find something they adore to compliment their meals. With this creation, changing people’s minds about non-alcohol drinks is one of his intentions too. “I attempt to display the versatility of non-alcohol drinks through mocktails. It doesn’t always have to be overly sweet like soft drinks or juice.”
His working experience in HK has given him a strong understanding and knowledge of the local F&B scene. Throughout his career in mixology, he purposely exposed himself to a wide range of concept to be able to learn as much as possible and shared his professional knowledge.
Born in France, Base in HK
Five #HAPI non-alcoholic cocktails prepared by AlexandreChatté: