Have you ever wondered about how to buy vodka soda in Hong Kong? There are several different ways to do this. Here are the two most popular and reputable methods:
#1. Buy a limited amount of alcohol per day: you can purchase up to one liter (.3.2 gallons) of vodka, scotch, gin, or rum every day from almost any convenience store or supermarket; while this option can be cost-effective among frequent drinkers, it is not recommended for first-timers as there may be some restrictions on where you can consume the alcohol after purchasing it (such as these guidelines for drinking in Hong Kong).
#2. Buy a small amount of alcohol at a time: usually, you will find some retail outlets selling liquor in Hong Kong that offer this option. For example, the Majestic Wine & Spirit Shop in Central provides one bottle of alcohol for HK$130; the store also offers to pay for your alcohol tax stamp if you buy from them (but the merchant is not required to comply with this offer). The other obvious choice is Rafferty’s Wine and Liquor in Causeway Bay.
Besides these two options, there are also several other choices. You can buy alcohol only at government-run liquor stores or shops, which allows you to purchase spirits, beer, or wine as a part of their membership packages (for HK$30/month). Another method is to buy a drink with cash and use a debit card with the merchant’s option to pay the tax stamp.
The prices for alcoholic drinks in Hong Kong are similar to those in other countries. For example, you can find vodka priced between HK$90-$120 per liter; most brands have specific price ranges that are usually much more expensive than the more common brands. Drinkers can find whisky for HK$150 per liter and rum for HK$180 per liter, but you can purchase some brands for as low as HK$100.
If an individual chooses to buy liquor at government-run stores, they must fill out a “Form” to accompany the purchase. These forms will state why the individual is buying alcohol, depending on how much they plan to purchase. The government will also stamp your form and observe how much alcohol you buy throughout the year while noting whether or not you receive physical or mental treatment during that period.
For those who choose to buy vodka online, you must fill out an application and pay a fee. You will then be given a card that has your fingerprints on it. The establishment will then review your application and print either “Good” or “Not Good” on your card; depending on your choice, if you received treatment for mental illness during the previous year, you will be given a “Good” stamp and will not have to pay the membership fee for the following year.
In conclusion, Hong Kong is home to the best quality vodka soda in the world, and you can easily buy it with any of the following methods.