Yo Ho Ho: Mixologists to Soak Bangkok Bars With Bottles of Rum

Bartender Luca Cinalli of London’s Oriole Bar does his thing at City Space in Moscow. Image: PenguinMediaRu / YouTube

BANGKOK — The capital city will be run over with rum for a full week starting Monday.

Rum connoisseurs around the world will converge Monday through Aug. 13 on 15 bars around Bangkok to celebrate sugarcane-sourced booze as part of the first Bangkok Rum Cocktail Week.

On Monday, Rabbit Hole will welcome guest mixologist Philips Bischoff from Singapore. From Italy comes “tiki master” Daniele Dalla Pola to take over Havana Social while over at Highball Bangkok, find Taiwan’s Grace Tsai crafting pours at this bar fronted by female bartenders.

Tuesday finds Dinos Constantinides of Cyprus mixing specials 9pm to midnight at long-time jazz hole The Bamboo Bar at the Mandarin Oriental. Italian master Luca Cinalli from London’s Oriole Bar will hold court Wednesday at Euro bistro Vesper.

The full schedule of venues and bartenders remains TBA.

Rum masterclasses will be hosted by top bartenders four days: Monday at Highball Bangkok, Tuesday at The Bamboo Bar, Wednesday at Vesper, Aug. 11 at Hyde and Seek Peek-a-Boo and Aug. 12 at Havana Social.

Reservations are recommended. Find more details online.