The Nine Best Cocktails in Bangkok

By  Clae Sae and Mike Wong In honor of World Cocktail Week, we’ve put together a list of our favourite cocktails in town to celebrate this current Bangkok drinking fad… We hope this one lasts. Gooseberry Julep at Shades of Retro This obscure-fruit, old-timey mashup drink offers maximum hipster cred. A mint julep variation that combines bourbon, mint and gooseberries, giving a tart twist to the traditional minty Southern cocktail. The juicy gooseberries stolen from your grandma’s pie recipe (we won’t tell her) get mashed with crushed ice and a dose of Bourbon whisky. The resulting concoction is a slushy, pulpy treat perfect for sipping as you watch the Kentucky Derby… or whatever the Thai equivalent is. Sicilian Bastard at Seven Spoons The drink to dig on a dinner date. Forget wine pairings. Perfectly balanced vodka martinis are the rage.…

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