Don’t Miss the “Bangkok Tipples” Pop-Up at Raffles Hotel Singapore

Running until early July, the event involves a roster of mixologists representing some of Thailand’s best bars.

The team at Vesper, one of Bangkok’s top cocktail bars. (Courtesy of Vesper)

Singapore-based travelers who don’t have a Bangkok trip lined up this summer can still get a taste of the Thai capital’s burgeoning cocktail scene at the Raffles Hotel’s Long Bar. The beloved watering hole has teamed up with Perrier to bring in bartenders from four world-class bars in Bangkok, each preparing a selection of signature drinks and mocktails from their respective venues, plus concoctions made exclusively for the pop-up.

Until May 22, Vesper, which ranked No. 19 in the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022 awards, will be serving cocktails inspired by the bar’s own repertoire and the Raffles Hotel itself. Seasoned bar manager Federico Balzarini is already serving Singaporean patrons, as are homegrown talents Siriwan Sinpan and Mathurot Thanathaweechaiphong. Mahaniyom will then step into the limelight from May 25–June 5. The recently launched venue is a joint effort from three high-profile Thai mixologists, including Mahaniyom’s co-owner Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn, and offers sustainability-minded cocktails that use every part of an ingredient, be it a flower, leaf, or fruit.

Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn, the co-founder of Mahaniyom, in action. (Courtesy of Mahaniyom)

Tropic City’s exterior. (Courtesy of Tropic City)

Taking the 17th spot in the latest rankings of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, Tropic City will showcase its innovative rum-based tipples from June 8–19. The renowned drinking den is the brainchild of hospitality veterans Philip Stefanescu and Sebastian De La Cruz, who arrived in Bangkok by way of Stockholm, and Tropic City’s avant-garde creations use advanced techniques like fat-washing and clarification, while the complex flavors take their inspiration from Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific.

The final installment from June 22–July 3 will turn the spotlight on Lennon’s, the speakeasy-style drinking den at Rosewood Bangkok. Home to the largest assemblage of vinyl LPs in Southeast Asia (spanning 6,000 albums), Lennon’s specializes in eco-friendly cocktails inspired by classic tunes. Its bar manager Giuseppe Carneli will be on hand to pour concoctions nodding to the disco era, as well as signature drinks that reinterpret traditional mixology with a zero-waste sensibility.

Bangkok Tipples cocktails will be available at Long Bar Level 3 from 5–11 p.m., Wednesdays to Sundays.

Left to right: Lennon’s bar manager Giuseppe Carnali; a disco-themed cocktail at the same venue. (Courtesy of Lennon’s)

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