The bars may be closed but we'll be damned if we're going teetotal.
by Barry Praeuam, bar manager at Just A Drink Maybe
Directions: Stir all of the ingredients with ice in a glass and garnish with dried lemon or thyme.
Thai Tea Gin Tonic
by Niks Anuman, co-owner of Asia Today and Teens of Thailand
*To make the Thai tea gin, put 30 grams of Thai tea (Hand Brand) into 700ml of London dry gin (Gin Lane Dry). Leave it at room temperature overnight. Strain the tea out with a tea strainer and a coffee filter. Keep in the fridge.
*To make the matcha syrup, combine 5g matcha powder with 250ml hot water and 250g sugar. Stir well until all ingredients are mixed well.
Directions: To create this Bloody Mary with a Japanese twist, you must add all of the ingredients to a glass, then fill it with ice. Next, you need to roll it. To do this, hold an empty glass in your other hand and slowly pour the drink into the empty glass. Next, slowly pour the drink back into the first glass. Repeat the process a few times to fully chill, dilute and mix all the ingredients in the drink.
by Mandarin Oriental's beverage manager, Jamie Rhind, and the Bamboo Bar team
Directions: Shake all ingredients and double strain. Garnish with lemongrass stick and kefir lime leaves.
Dark & Stormy
recommended by Philip Stefanescu, Tropic City co-founder
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recommended by Dutch Ora, boozy agent at Bootleggers
Directions: Add ice to mixing glass, stir it with the gin, vermouth and Campari. Add ice to a drinking glass and pour in the cocktail, add bitters and garnish with lemon or orange peel.
Tip: If you don’t like it sweet, you can cut the Campari measure in half.
recommended by Supawit "Palm" Muttarattana (Palm), group bar manager at Foodie Collection (Vesper, 1919 Italian Bar & Restaurant)
Directions: Pour everything together into a shaker, if you have one, or a glass if not. Pour over ice and garnish with a slice of lemon or mint leaves.
Treat A Trick
by Nu Danuwat, head bartender at The Key Room No. 72
Directions: This is a built cocktail, meaning you just need to add each ingredient into the glass—no shaking or straining necessary.
by Piangploy, owner of Fruit Bar - The Social Club
Directions: Mix everything together in a shaker, then pour into a highball glass full of ice.
If you'd take wine over cocktails any day, check out these stockpiling recommendations.
Top picks from Lily Nuttiya Wisootsat, assistant director at Fin Wine
Cava Brut Reserva, Celler de Capcanes, Spain
Tasting notes: "Medium, lemony with hints of hay. Green apple and citric aromas with some dried fruits and a touch of fennel. Very elegant on the palate with a characteristic freshness."
Special price: B920 (usually B1,150), or B863/bottle for a case of six
2017 LOIS Grüner Veltliner, Fred Loimer, Niederosterreich, Austria
Tasting notes: "A lively, animated nose with aromas of meadow herbs coupled with peppery spice and crunchy apple. The palate shows beautiful balance—dry, mild acidity, and an herbal character. The lean body makes this wine an ideal partner for appetizers."Special price: B863 (usually B1,150), or B805/bottle for a case of six.
2012 LE Querne Terrasses du Larzac Rouge AOC, Mas de Quernes, Languedoc, France
Tasting notes: "Aromas of chokecherries and almost liquorice flavors weighed down by a soft tannin. In every sip you will feel how much love is wrapped up in this award-winning bottle (Decanter World Wine Awards 2015; Mundus Vini 2014: Gold)."
Special price: B2,475 (usually B3,300), or B2,310/bottle for case of six
Special deals: In aid of social distancing, Fin is offering a number of awesome deals—10 percent off when you buy six bottles / 15 percent off for 12 bottles / upto 30 percent off on their Super Save Promotions. Free delivery on orders of six bottles (or B4,000) in inner Bangkok, or 12 bottles (or B8,000) in greater Bangkok, with same-day delivery for orders placed before 4:30pm.
Beer more your thing?
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Top picks from Niran Khanijou, co-founder and managing director of Beerlicious
Shirrazzaweisse from Beerfarm in Margaret River, Western Australia - Berliner Weisse 4%
Tasting notes: Grain meets grape. Traditional kettle-soured Berliner weisse blended with local shiraz grapes. Perfectly ripe and bursting with intense varietal flavour, the grapes have balanced the delicate lemony, lactic sourness of the beer and added wonderful depth of flavor. It’s a feast for all the senses with a brilliant deep pink colour a tangy sourness and a complex, tannic earthiness.
Biggie Juice from Feral Brewing Company in Perth, Western Australia - NEIPA 6%
Tasting notes: This New England-style IPA packs plenty of tropical fruit aromas—apricot, peaches and passion fruit—with a cloudy haze that contributes to a creamy mouthfeel. The highest rated Australian beer available in Thailand—recently voted no. 7 in the Hottest 100 Craft Beers hosted by GABS.
Sun Reaper from Toppling Goliath Brewery in Decorah, Iowa, USA - Imperial IPA 7.2%
Tasting notes: Medium body and low bitterness amplify a hop-derived explosion of pineapple, orange, and passion fruit flavors up front and a layered finish of soft pine. Toppling Goliath consistently brews top quality beers and has recently been voted the 14th best brewery in the world.