Delicious 1-for-1 Artisanal Cocktails throughout Happy Hours!

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Hanoi would in all probability not rank excessive in your record for artisanal cocktails however throughout this journey to Vietnam, we discovered a gem at The Unicorn Pub. Located within the Ba Đình of Hanoi, Unicorn Pub is beginning to develop into a well known vacation spot for inventive cocktails. Artisanal cocktails are scrumptious cocktail creations that aren’t the run-off-the-mill cocktails like mojito nor mai tai. Instead, you’ll be handled to thrilling cocktails from Unicorn Pub’s cocktail laboratory with roots in Vietnam. How does tasting pho in a cocktail sound to you? We had been about to search out out…

The Unicorn Pub Hanoi Review
The Unicorn Pub Hanoi Review

The Unicorn Pub Hanoi Review – The Ambience Inside

Inside the Unicorn Pub Hanoi
Inside the Unicorn Pub Hanoi

Before coming into Unicorn Pub, there shall be a employees who sits outdoors and can open the door for you. After coming into the premise, there is sort of a little holding space. There, you’ll see a big pink curtain. Beyond which lies the pub. In a way, it looks like a “secret little passage” that you simply’ll move by way of earlier than coming into into the pub correct. Once inside, you’ll first enter the bar counter space. This is the place the bartenders shall be concocting these thrilling cocktails. Right in entrance of the cocktail bar are bar-height seats. Here, you’ll be capable to see how the bartenders put your cocktail collectively as they put together it individually – generally with just a little efficiency which you can seize for Instagram or TikTok…

Ambience inside Unicorn Pub Hanoi - The Bar Counter
Ambience inside Unicorn Pub Hanoi – The Bar Counter
Ambience inside Unicorn Pub Hanoi - Bar seats in front of the cocktail counter
Ambience inside Unicorn Pub Hanoi – Bar seats in entrance of the cocktail counter

Further inside, there may be one other bigger seating space. More for lounging. There are snug leather-based seats and an enormous signal that claims “FREE”. For a second, we thought there shall be free cocktails. No free cocktails however shut…

Ambience inside Unicorn Pub Hanoi - Cushioned leather seats further inside
Ambience inside Unicorn Pub Hanoi – Cushioned leather-based seats additional inside
Having cocktails in the comfy seats in Unicorn Pub Hanoi
Having cocktails within the cozy seats in Unicorn Pub Hanoi

The Unicorn Pub Hanoi Review – Cocktail Menu and Happy Hours 1-for-1

At Unicorn Pub Hanoi, joyful hours occur day by day from 6pm to 8pm day by day, even on weekends! With common costs of a cocktail at 200K ($12SGD), the 1-for-1 deal interprets to 100K a cocktail or about $6. This means cheaper than the standard costs that we pay in Singapore. Not solely that, the cocktails at Unicorn Pub are artisanal cocktails or inventive cocktails, which, in Singapore, can be within the vary of $20 to $30 at upscale cocktail bars. For an thought of what artisanal cocktails can be found, right here’s the snippets of menu from Unicorn Pub…

Unicorn Pub Hanoi Taste of Vietnam Cocktail Menu
Unicorn Pub Hanoi Taste of Vietnam Cocktail Menu
Unicorn Pub Hanoi Taste of Vietnam Cocktail Menu 2
Unicorn Pub Hanoi Taste of Vietnam Cocktail Menu 2

The “Taste of Vietnam” cocktail menu is Unicorn Pub’s tackle the distinctive tastes and flavours in and round Vietnam. When we first noticed “Pho Cocktail”, we thought to ourselves whether or not it could be potential to create a cocktail with the style of Pho? Unicorn Pub made it occur and it’s really very scrumptious. Here’s the outline that Unicorn Pub has on its rendition of “Taste of Vietnam” cocktail menu…

Each of these unique libations were designed in-house by our cocktail artisans and take their inspiration from the scents and flavours of Vietnam. As our artisan-crafted cocktails are complex blends of spirits and hand-crafted ingredients proudly made by our staff, they take a little extra time to create. Be patient, each creation is worth the wait.

Unicorn Pub Hanoi Asia Rising Cocktail Menu
Unicorn Pub Hanoi Asia Rising Cocktail Menu

Besides cocktails primarily based on tastes and themes from Vietnam, Unicorn Pub additionally does cocktails with tastes round Asia primarily based on flavours from Thailand, Japan, Korea and extra. Drinks embrace:

Sushi Tsukiji Cocktail – 180K
(Inspired by Tokyo’s World Famous Fish Market)

If you have read through the Unicorn’s menu thus far, you will no doubt realise that we draw on the rich culinary history of Asia as an inspiration to our menu. A curious marriage of the base elements of sushi, this refreshing drink both surprises and delights those with a sense of adventure. Try it and you will join the growing chorus of fans.

[Gin, Vodka, Yuzu, Giner, Wasabi, Sweet & Sour]

Tom Yum Thai – 185K

“The result of a challenge from a Thai customer, our expert mixology team rose to the occasion by producing a dead-on version of this Southeast Asian culinary classic. Must be tried to believe!”

[Bourbon infused with grilled Coconut, White rum, Pineapple juice, Lime, Lemongrass, Chili]

Unicorn Pub Hanoi Asia Cocktail Laboratory Menu
Unicorn Pub Hanoi Asia Cocktail Laboratory Menu

Besides the destination-themed cocktails, Unicorn Pub additionally create their very own scrumptious artisanal cocktails.

More from our cocktail laboratory. Keep experimenting – we’ll keep mixing! The Unicorn responds to our patrons’ tastes. If you can’t decide, don’t dismay! Our artisans are masters of cocktail creation. Tell us how you feel – we’ll mix you something to match your mood!

Some of those cocktails from Unicorn Pub’s cocktail laboratory contains:

Forgotten Memory – 185K

[Gin, Dry Vermouth, Sweet Vermouth, Lime, Yuzu, Pink Grapefruit, Elderflower, Bitters, Green Peppercorn]

The Great Outdoor – 210K

[Rum Plantation, Malibu, Pineapple, Lime, Pink Grapefruit]

Wonderful Land – 190K

[Vodka Infusion with Green Cardamon & Black Pepper St Germain, Lime, Rose]

The Unicorn Pub Hanoi Review – Artisanal Cocktails We Had

During our first go to to Unicorn Pub, we completely loved our time – not solely due to the reasonably priced artisanal cocktails but additionally due to the scrumptious and distinctive tastes that we don’t normally get pleasure from throughout our travels. We have really tried many cocktails throughout our travels in Mexico, Cuba, Spain, Norwegian Cruise Line Ultimate Beverage Package and most lately Royal Caribbean’s Deluxe Beverage Package, making an attempt completely different creation from all over the world. However, the cocktails at Unicorn Pub is basically one thing else. It was so good that we determined to go to once more simply earlier than we left the Old Quarter space and listed here are the 8 drinks that we had throughout the two visits…

Pho Cocktail – 200K
(The drink that made the Unicorn Pub World-Famous)

World class international cocktail of the year 2012. No time in Hanoi is complete without experiencing this world renowned libation. Uniquely crafted before your eyes the essence of Vietnam’s utmost contribution to world cuisine is cleverly captured in this amazing concoction. You have to try it to believe it!

[Gin, Cointreau, Pho Spices, Lime]

Pho Cocktail Unicorn Pub Hanoi - The Cocktail That Made Unicorn Pub World Famou
Pho Cocktail Unicorn Pub Hanoi – The Cocktail That Made Unicorn Pub World Famou

This was in all probability the cocktail that made the expertise for us. It actually featured tastes of Pho however not in a “ee-yer” sort of means however in a chic, elegant and yummy-I-want-more-of-this type of means. As the outline says, it’s a must to attempt it to imagine it. Moreover, there’s just a little efficiency throughout the cocktail concoction course of…

Com Cocktail – 190K
(Vietnam’s Best Cocktail 2015)

Conceived right here in our humble little bar, “Com” means “young rice” in vietnamese. A fastidiously handpicked rice, candy and earthy – it’s harking back to a recent spring morning within the countryside.

[Rum, Cointreau, Orange, Young Rice, Honey, Lime]

Com Cocktail Unicorn Pub Hanoi (Young Rice Cocktail)
Com Cocktail Unicorn Pub Hanoi (Young Rice Cocktail)

This cocktail got here in a detailed second for us. It does have the easy and aromatic style of the younger rice. We like it as it’s so straightforward to drink and even reminds one just a little of pandan flavours, typical of southeast asia. A terrific cocktail!

Rock It, Man!” – 185K

“Inspired by the 2019 North Korea-USA summit in Hanoi as mixed live on TV and social media worldwide, this world-famous cocktail is a diplomatic dance of East and West whilst mirroring the 2 countries’ leaders’ spicy personalities. The outcome of this libation leaves you hanging in the balance with the hope of a peaceful resolution at some point in the future.”

[American Bourbon, Korean Soju, Fireball Whiskey, Pineapple, Raspberry, Vanilla, Orange Bitters, Hot Chili Pepper]

Rock It, Man! Cocktail from Unicorn Pub Hanoi (Inspiration from NK-USA summit)
Rock It, Man! Cocktail from Unicorn Pub Hanoi (Inspiration from NK-USA summit)

We like it that Unicorn Pub makes use of a distinct cocktail glass to carry out the completely different tastes and methods their cocktails are to be savoured. This time, “Rock It, Man!” is served in a tall cocktail glass, seemingly suggesting that it’s a girls’ drink. However, it’s not so. The perpetrator? The Hot Chili Pepper! Although it’s not solely spicy-till-you-need-cold-water-stat, however it’s to us, just a little too spicy for a cocktail. Nonetheless, a pleasant elegant cocktail to pose with for the women.

Last Time in Tay Ho – 185K
(Most Popular Cocktail 2018 Hanoi Gin Festival)

“Ahhh, Tay Ho…the Hanoi district famous as a respite for those who dont want to live in Vietnam. This peculiar mix is mostly Western, with a dash of Vietnam just to remind you what country you’re in. With the Designation of being the “Most popular cocktail” on the 2018 Hanoi Gin Festival, we’re notably pleased with the happiness this drink has supplied to so many.

[Tequila, Bourbon, Cynar, Espresso, Tiramisu]

Last Time in Tay Ho Cocktail Uniform Pub Hanoi (Even comes with a fresh cream cone dessert!)
Last Time in Tay Ho Cocktail Uniform Pub Hanoi (Even comes with a recent cream cone dessert!)

From the substances, you possibly can see that this cocktail is a extra like a dessert. It has tastes of tiramisu and espresso making it a pleasant after-dinner cocktail to unwind with. There’s even a small ice cream cone with recent cream that’s one thing distinctive for us. Enjoy!

Crazy Hanoi Traffic – 190K
(Unicorn’s Best Seller)

No doubt you survived Hanoi’s driving to get here. So why not raise a glass of the libation that honours one of the city’s most iconic experiences – the Traffic. True to its name, this drink takes you everywhere. Sweet, sour, salty, bitter & hot. It hits you from all directions at once and you are not sure you will survive it. In the end, it all works out. You enjoyed your exhilarating ride.

[Rum, Dracontomelon Juice, Ginger, Caramel, Honey, Lemon & Spices]

Crazy Hanoi Traffic Unicorn Pub Hanoi - Unicorn's Best Seller
Crazy Hanoi Traffic Unicorn Pub Hanoi – Unicorn’s Best Seller

True to its identify, the cocktail does carry you in all places. There’s a plum salt rim, there’s caramel, there’s spice and a chunk of olive over your cocktail. It is certainly exhilarating to cross the roads in Hanoi, which was why we wrote a publish on the best way to cross the roads safely in Hanoi Vietnam. This cocktail brings you to the completely different tastes and experiences, all in a cocktail glass.

O Mai – 190K
(The liquid model of a nationwide candy tart deal with)

This peculiar cocktails name means “dried, candied apricot”. Sweet, fruity with a little bit of a chew. You’re tasting a spot-on liquid model of a favorite Vietnamese confection.

[Gin, Apricot Brandy, Lime, Ginger, Honey, O Mai Spice]

O Mai Cocktail Unicorn Pub Hanoi (The Liquid version of a National Sweet Tart Treat)
O Mai Cocktail Unicorn Pub Hanoi (The Liquid model of a National Sweet Tart Treat)

It have to be as a result of we don’t normally drink brandy however this drink tasted fairly sturdy for us. With the ginger sweet on the highest of the cocktail, it tops off an expertise of making an attempt out the candied sweets of Vietnam, in a drink. Clever.

La-La Land – 185K

[Bourbon, Amaretto Strawberry, Cranberry, Lime, Coconut, Popcorn Garnish]

La-La Land Cocktail Unicorn Pub Hanoi (Another Yummy Dessert Cocktail)
La-La Land Cocktail Unicorn Pub Hanoi (Another Yummy Dessert Cocktail)

La-La Land is a really attention-grabbing cocktail. Like “Last Time in Tay Ho”, it’s like a dessert. The cream on prime of cocktail provides off tastes of amaretto strawberry and coconut similar to a liquor-based yoghurt. Then there’s the texture of the popcorn garnish. Yet one other attention-grabbing expertise from Unicorn Pub.

Bittersweet Dreams – 190K
(Hanoi’s Favourite Cocktail 2016)

Awakening from a dream about a lost love, the sheer perfect complexity of this drink leaves you contemplating life. The bitterness gives way to sweet with a hint of lingering smoky afterthought that lives on long after it is gone. Just as memories of a love last.

[Bourbon, Benedictine with Orange, Honey, Lemon, Herbs & Spices]

Bittersweet Dreams Unicorn Pub Hanoi (Hanoi's Favourite Cocktail 2016)
Bittersweet Dreams Unicorn Pub Hanoi (Hanoi’s Favourite Cocktail 2016)

This cocktail is unveiled with a gaseous presentation. At first, we thought it could be just a few dry ice presentation but it surely seems to be a aromatic woody fog presentation. The woody style is infused with the cinnamon primarily based cocktail. Good strategies right here.

@2bearbeartravel Bitter Sweet Dreams cocktail from Unicorn Cocktail Bar in Hanoi. Presentation with woody perfume… #2bearbear #journey #hanoi #vietnam #unicorn #cocktail #cocktails #pub #bar ♬ unique sound – 2bearbear

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We hope you might have loved our protection of our visits to Unicorn Pub in Hanoi. In our opinion, it has produced among the most attention-grabbing and scrumptious cocktails that we’ve tasted so far. We are nonetheless astounded as to how they managed to suit the style of Pho right into a cocktail so completely. Excellent method and a must-visit for any cocktail followers on the market. Even should you’re not a specific fan of cocktails however nonetheless get pleasure from a drink or two, make a go to to Unicorn Pub (throughout Happy Hours) for pre-dinner drinks – you received’t remorse it!

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