Time Out Loves... Photogenic Thai Cocktails

Sip your way through Bangkok's best cocktail bars
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By Time Out Bangkok in association with Mekhong |
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Mixologists at some of the best Thai restaurants in Bangkok celebrate Mekhong in their own ways, reinterpreting the Thai spirit with finest ingredients and mind-blowing techniques to create awe-inspiring drinks that are pleasurable to your taste buds as much as to your eyes (and your camera). Instagram-loving foodies, here are three of the most beautifully-created drinks in Bangkok you shouldn't miss to check out. 

Mango of Himapan Forest, Tep Bar

Tep Bar
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Tep Bar has been known among bar crawlers for amazing Thai musical performance and Thai spirit-based cocktails with traditional Thai spin that boasts strong-yet-balanced result. Mango of Himapan Forest is a heady mix of mango with Mekhong rum, coconut sugar, honey and egg white, with drops of lime juice adding a hint of acidity. The mellow cocktail outstands in the subtle sweetness from mango and coconut sugar.

Sour

A hint of sourness from few drops of lime juice.

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Sweet

Coconut sugar adds aromatic sweetness to the mixture

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Creamy & Cloudy

...thanks to egg white and mango puree, which give a smooth, silky texture to the drink

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Recommended with... kite-sized rice cracker

The cocktail goes really well with the all-time bestseller kite-sized rice cracker snack that also has slightly sweet flavor and served with spicy chili dip.

Tep Bar, 69-71 Soi Rammaitri, Maitrijit Road Pom Prap, 098 467 2944 

Chada, Osha Thai Restaurant & Bar

Osha
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Thai fine-dining establishment Osha Thai Restaurant & Bar has long been praised for its sophisticated and avant-garde treatment to Thai cuisine as well as concoctions inspired by Thai cultural elements. Chada, its crown jewel, is a noteworthy example. The photogenic drink is a mixture of Mekhong, passion fruit, apple juice and vanilla syrup, promising to please lovers of sweet-and-sour tastes. The cocktail is served with Instragram-fulling golden chada headpiece and an ice cube attached with edible gold. 

 

Sour

Fruity sourness from passion fruit and apple juice

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Sweet

Vanilla syrup sweetens up the drink aromatically

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Refreshing

It's sweet and sour, and it's great to freshen up your afternoon

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Recommended with... fried squid with Suratthani salted egg sauce

The Thai-inspired goes well with fried squid with Suratthani salted egg sauce. Each bite is an explosion of creamy, spicy, and salty note. The dish is served on a coconut shell wrapped with plastic with a small hole to let the squid get soaked with coconut smoke for aroma.

Osha Thai Restaurant & Bar, 99 Witthayu Road, 02 256 6555

Flirt, Apinara Thai Cuisine @ Groove

Apinara Flirt
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The refined upgrade of the Thai restaurant chain Nara, Apinara Thai Cuisine @ Groove churns out authentic cuisine with a touch of luxury that comes with a list of Thai-inspired concoctions. Flair, the fruity sweet cocktail, is a mix of Mekhong with the refreshing combination of watermelon juice, lychee juice, vanilla syrup and a splash of lime juice. The glass is smoked with cinnamon and basil leaves at the table prior serving for an aromatic and Instagram-worthy experience. 

Sweet

Watermelon juice, lychee juice, and vanilla syrup

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Sour

And there's the splash of lime juice

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Refreshing

Fruity, sweet, and sour, the drink gives a refreshing touch

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Recommended with... seared duck breast with tamarind sauce

If you’re aiming for the dish with a similar sweet flavor profile, go for the best-seller seared duck breast which is laden with sweet and sour tamarind sauce.

Apinara Thai Cuisine, 2nd floor, Groove@CentralWorld, 02 252 0063

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