Motsi’s Coming Home: Four Seasons Hotel Beijing Welcomes Back Keith Motsi for an Exclusive One-Night-Only Event


November 1, 2019,
Beijing, China

As winter draws in across China’s capital, legendary bartender Keith Motsi is returning to Four Seasons Hotel Beijing with a sultry and sizzling cocktail menu sure to turn up the heat.

An exclusive one-night-only event, Friday, November 8, 2019 will see Charles H. Head Bartender and former Head Bartender of Four Seasons Hotel Beijing Keith Motsi back in the setting that kick-started his own epic Asia adventure.

Bringing his trademark convivial spirits, magical mixology skills and sense of discovery, cocktail lovers and fun seekers alike can be sure of a night to remember with Motsi’s cocktail menu bursting with fiery flavours from far-flung continents – along with his enjoyment of a little bar-top dance now and again.

“It’s such a thrill to be invited back to Four Seasons Hotel Beijing,” Motsi comments. “It feels like a homecoming. I am excited to be back to share the vast knowledge I’ve picked up in the time I've been away and to share the Opus Bar stage with such esteemed craftsman. The Hotel has a special place in my heart – it really is the place to be in Beijing – and was where I got to discover my love of entertaining and connecting with the guests.”

Now Head Bartender at Charles H. at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul – named after the legendary globetrotter, bon vivant and writer, Charles H. Baker Jr – Motsi’s cocktail menu glows golden with the tastes, colours and energy of his own travels. Inspired by the destinations, people, foods and drinks that stirred Baker’s own imagination, it’s a modern interpretation of the flavours of yesteryear, from the belly-warming richness of smouldering bourbon to experimental herb and citrus flavours that bring each drink to life.

Be transported to a sun-drenched frangipani-fragranced Tahitian beach with divine Black Pearl, a sultry combination of blended whisky, port wine, noni, Campari, banana and aromatic bitters. Wander the lively streets of Mexico City with Ms Frida, an artistic and aromatic cocktail featuring blanco tequila, clarified grapefruit, lavender cordial, bergamot and tonic. And be immersed in the sights, sounds and colours of bygone Bombay with Old Crawford Punch, a vibrant mix of overproof Jamaican rum, Cuban rum, mango, house chai tea curry leaves and clarified milk.

Born in Zimbabwe and raised in the UK, Motsi’s sparkling career has seen him travel around the world gathering ideas and inspiration. As head bartender at the members club Soho House in London, he honed his skills overseeing a team of 30 as well as developing seasonal cocktail menus. His attention to detail combined with an intuitive understanding of his customers’ tastes saw him quickly develop into an exceptional and well-loved bartender with an eye for innovation.

A master mixologist renowned for bringing an element of fun to every serving, Motsi’s adventurous spirits have also seen him wowing the crowds at Four Seasons legendary Pop Down events, from crafting cocktails aboard the seven-storey KISMET superyacht in Miami to being part of an immersive culinary art experiment in the heart of Hong Kong.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take a voyage of discovery with a globe-trotting mixologist at the peak of his powers:

  • Friday, November 8, 2019, from 7:00 to 11:00 pm.
  • Choose from a unique selection of five cocktails at CNY 95 + 15 percent each