The breathtaking views over glittering Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River at Sky Bar, Lebua, provide the perfect backdrop to Italian mixologist Alex Holzer's famous cocktail creations. And while a return visit to the gravity defying night spot is on our 'must-do' list for the next trip to Bangkok, we are lucky enough to have on hand his fabulous cocktail recipes to indulge in for the summer party season at home. Here's our three of our favourite cocktails, direct from the Sky Bar for you all to share!
The Havana Pearl – a perfect accompaniment to the Sky Bar scene which features a zesty combination of award-winning amber rum, pineapple juice, ginger and lime – for a flavour which is fresh and fragrant, with an edge.
Havana Seleccion de Maestros 1.0 oz
Pineapple Juice 2.5 oz
Canton Ginger Liquor 1.5 oz
Fresh Ginger 3 slices
Fresh Lime 2-3 dashes
Blend ingredients until foam appears, combine with ice & garnish with grated lime.
Cool as a Cucumber - as refreshing as its name implies, combining gin infused with botanicals, sour flavours, lavender extract and fresh ginger, and finished with molecular cucumber pearls.
Fresh Ginger 20 grams
Fresh Cucumber 0.4 grams
Lavender Extract 0.6 oz
Fresh Lime Juice 0.5 oz
Cucumber Infused Gin 1.5 oz
Molecular Cucumber Pearls 15
Muddle fresh ginger and cucumber, combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Double strain into a Martini glass and top with cucumber pearls.
Green Tea Rosemary Martini - simple but refined, boasting an elegant blend of green tea liqueur, Chivas Regal, rosemary-infused honey and apple juice.
Green Tea Liqueur 1 oz
Chivas Regal 1 oz
Rosemary Infused Honey 0.3 oz
Apple Juice 0.3 oz
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into martini glass. Garnish with Rosemary sprigs.
Lebua is the place to be seen when in Bangkok, and right there - in a lounge perched high above the Bangkok skyline - is where you'll find us on our next visit ... cocktail in hand!