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Bangkok jazz institution rolls out cocktail menu dedicated to singing greats

What would Frank Sinatra drink? 

By Choltanutkun Tun-atiruj | Nov 27, 2017

  • Bangkok jazz institution rolls out cocktail menu dedicated to singing greats
    Bamboo Bar

One of Bangkok’s top jazz venues, The Bamboo Bar at Mandarin Oriental, has released a new cocktail menu to go with the music.

Called "A Capella," the new 10-cocktail menu is inspired by legendary jazz singers of the last century: Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and more. 

Time After Time (see the picture below) pays homage to Frank Sinatra's hit song. The drink belongs to Sinatra’s favorite class of cocktail: the digestif. It comes with Zacapa rum, La Quintinye sweet vermouth, chocolate cherry syrup and Fernet-Branca (an Italian herbs and spices spirit). All cocktails are B520.

Those who don't drink alcohol have some jazzy options, too. On the mocktail menu are five drinks that also march to the same tune. All mocktails are priced at B290.

Since Bamboo Bar opened in 1953, Mick Jagger, Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn have all pulled up a rattan chair amid its stylish jungle motifs and seductively tropical decor to enjoy the smoky sounds of visiting jazz legends. Even Ray Charles is rumored to have jammed with the house band in 1977.

Drop by for live jazz from 9pm-midnight on Sun-Thu, and 9pm-1am on Fri-Sat.

1/F, Mandarin Oriental, 48 Charoenkrung Soi 40 (Oriental Avenue), 02-659-9000. Open Sun-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 5pm-2am

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