One of Bangkok's first new-wave cocktail lounges, Vesper, is keeping up with the Joneses with the launch of a new menu focusing on botanical-infused cocktails. 

Scottish bar manager Colin Tait's latest creations read unlike anything else we've seen in town, and taste just as impressive. A Doubting Thomas (B480) is that rarest of beasts—a tea cocktail that actually tastes good, blending lapsang souchong (a smoky black tea from Foujian province) with Ardberg (an even smokier Scotch whiskey), Aperol, sherry and bay leaf. 

A Thyme to Kill (B420) is alo a great take on the classic negroni, mixing thyme-infused Cointreau with barrel-aged Tanqueray gin and La Quintinye extra dry vermouth. The Campari is served completely separately as jelly. 

In total, there are 14 new drinks ranging from B390-480.

Vesper, 10/15 Convent Rd., 02-235-2777. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Sun-Thu 5pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 5pm-1am.