Try Italy's drink of the summer this Bangkok winter.
Clear skies, crisp weather that doesn't leave your shirt sticking to your back, and sparkling red-orange drinks in stemmed glasses. If that sounds like your idea of a Bangkok winter's night, good news has come in the form of the Aperol Spritz Pop-Up Bar.
For the next six months, a bright orange Volkswagen van parked in front of Surawong's Le Meridien hotel will dedicate itself to Aperol Spritz, the low-alcohol Italian drink synonymous with summer.
Here, you can order up an authentic Aperol Spritz (B230)—three parts prosecco, two parts Aperol (a Venetian citrusy-bitter liqueur) and one splash of soda—to go with a Salmone Selvaggio (an open-face sandwich with wild salmon and tzatziki, B180), all while lapping up the somewhat cooler breeze of winter.
The hotel's executive chef, Marco Cammarata, will also whip out tasty snacks like calamari (B200) or Angus beef sliders (B250).
Aside from Italy's classic summer drink, you will also find icy cold Asahi (B130) and Wild Turkey whiskey (with mixer, B230). Finish off your visit with an Aperol Spritz Popsicle (B230).