The Old Man and The Bar

            I remember vaguely of my first time there. I brought my family for late-night after dinner drinks at the bar and met Vipop Jinaphan (Tor). The premise was a bit calm. The drinks were superb and outstandingly better than what we had at other bars. However, at one point,…

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Xuan Puay Hanky Panky by Vipop Jinaphan

Who: Vipop Jinaphan (Tor) Where and When: Sugar Ray, You’ve Just Been Poisoned, 16 July 2016 Spirits and others: Bombay Sapphire, Cinzano Rosso Ingredient: Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa, Angostura Bitters Garnish: Lemon twist Method: Stirred Glass: Coupe Words: It’s brisk and crisp at first touch to the lip and nose. Seemingly to be less intense than the classic…

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Through The Menu: Negroni Sessions and other things, Dante, New York

            Coming from Bangkok where we had such a strict hour of serving alcohol. Day drinking is almost impossible and not typical behavior. Well, except Songkran and fancy Sunday brunch.             Dante was on my radar for a while and I knew I have to…

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Tender Observation: Vipop Jinaphan (Tor)

Vipop Jinaphan (Tor) วิภพ จินาพันธ์ (ต่อ) He’s probably one of the people that instantly fits image many had about the traditional bartender. Professionally caring and comfortable to spend time with and amusing you with mixed drinks. The first thing that you would feel is his warm hospitality while noticing his cheerfulness and earnestly. You will…

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The Tree House at Lei-enda, Leyenda Brooklyn

Winter hasn’t left New York yet, and Leyenda  already brought summer hours and night on Smith St., Carroll Gardens. Yesterday was the first installment of their monthly tiki night of the Tree House at Lei-enda.Led by Ryan Liloia of Clover Club who greeted you with a cheerful Aloha!, once you stepped in. Julie Renner and…

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Ku Bar

This is one of a few bars that I can feel its individuality and how personal it is. The place doesn’t rush itself but is slowly metamorphic-ally change and artistically driven.             Its location is on the fourth floor of a seemingly under-going-construction building (maybe other stories are in the…

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Tender Observation: Pailin Sajjanit (Milk)

Pailin Sajjanit (Milk) ไพลิน สัจจานิตย์ Nerdy, witty and unconventionally bright. She’s the kind that can pull up recipes from her broad range of knowledge and quickly make it as close or match your palette. How she mix drinks are built of steps and speed. Usually starts slow and stable but quickening when stirred and shaken.…

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Untitled Cocktail Based on Sazerac by Attapon De-Silva (B)

Who: Attapon De-Silva (B) Where and When: Q&A, 29 October 2016 Spirits and others: Baron Otard VSOP Cognac, Absente Absinthe Ingredient: Aphrodite Bitters, Chinese Bitters Garnish: Lemon twist Method: Stirred Glass: Old Fashioned Words: It gives an impression of the natural mellow lemon and absinthe notes. Then the medium-light body let you feel vanilla, light spices, a bit of…

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Through The Menu: New York City 1983, Pouring Ribbons

            We continue to go back and forth to celebrate fragments from other decades. The celebration of the 1980s had happened for a while and something else will eventually come over. In the world of cocktail bars is no different when speaking about thematic menus or a list celebrating eras…

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Through The Menu: The Cocktail Journey, Q&A, Metatron’s Cube: The Soul Signature (K)

How the concept of “The Cocktail Journey” came to be called back to the origin of how things in the universe are base on intersected and interconnected of forms and patterns. There are selected 13 sacred geometry forms the team has interpreted through myths and principles with distinguishes characters of 52 classic cocktails. Exclusively for…

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