A quality bar serving up awesome cocktails, let alone a quality rooftop bar, is a gem here in downtown Bangkok. There’s nothing worse than stepping into a bar overlooking a priceless view of the city lights only to find the drinks diluted and the cocktails less than stiff. Luckily you’re in safe hands with us. We’re here to introduce and let you in on a sneak peek of the fabulous new cocktails — 8 out of their 12 signature creations (to be precise) — that are worth every sip at 1826 Mixology & Rooftop Bar.
This bar explores a funky drink concept that blends an array of elements, cultures, and stories from Head Mixologist Stephen Pinto’s heritage to inspiration from the menus of Rembrandt Hotel & Suites’ beloved dining institutions like Mexicano, Rang Mahal, and Da Vinci.
Let’s act like we’re already there and head straight to the bar, shall we?
1. Sawadee Krub
Ingredients: Raspberry-infused rum, lemongrass, sparkling wine, fresh raspberry, and cotton candy.
As the name suggests, this refreshing sweet (but not too sweet) cocktail is uniquely Thai, so it’s a perfect way to start a night of mingling and imbibing in Bangkok.
2. Once Upon a Time in Rembrandt
Ingredients: Chili-infused rum, sun-dried tomato, pineapple juice, Himalayan pink salt, and kaffir lime.
Don’t let this cutesy looking mixture fool you — its herbal-oriented flavor packs a serious punch. Oh, and the tuk-tuk is a straight depiction of Rembrandt’s classic 90’s shuttle service — the first of its kind in Bangkok.
Ingredients: Vodka, blue curacao, cherry and cranberry mix, orange juice, and coconut cream.
If you could encapsulate the fantastically colorful Indian festival of Holi in a drink, this is it. Paint your cocktail with edible food color and have a playful drinking experience. Go ahead and make a splash.
Ingredients: Hanami gin, chamomile tea, elderflower, butterfly pea tea, elderflower tonic and edible flowers from the Mixologist’s garden on the 26th floor.
This is a great choice if you’re the type of drinker who likes to start slow. The refreshing flavor of elderflower complements the ambiance of the stunning sunset — not to mention the smoothness of the infused gin.
5. Tiramisu Martini
Ingredients: Vodka, tequila cacao, espresso, Kahlua, vanilla, and mascarpone cheese foam.
This cocktail combines two favorites from Rembrandt’s Italian restaurant, Da Vinci: tiramisu and a well-mixed martini. Bonus: it’s a time and money saver since you can have your dessert and drink it too!
6. Mumbai Mule
Ingredients: Ginger-infused vodka, Indian herbs, lemon juice, syrup, and homemade ginger beer.
This twisted rendition of Moscow Mule with a kick of Indian herbs deserves a try, or three. Pair it with some of 1826’s tasty bar snacks like tangy jalapeno poppers and spicy chicken tikka puffs.
7. Hacienda de Fashion
Ingredients: Duo of tequila, mezcal, cinnamon agave syrup, and chocolate and coffee bitters.
This Hispanic-derived blend isn’t only elegant on the outside. The rich, dark and smoky flavor is made to be enjoyed slowly over small sips and cigars (which 1826 also has in store in case you’re wondering).
8. The Undecided
Ingredients: You won’t know until you get your drink.
Choose this tall drink of something if you love a little mystery or if you just can’t decide which of the numerous fancy cocktails you want to try first. So what’s the secret to the drink? You’ll have to find out from the edible QR code placed on the rim — we’re not going to spoil it for you.
Although these 8 fabulous concoctions are reason enough to visit 1826, there’s even more on the new rooftop bar’s enticing menu. So don’t take our word for it, check it out for yourself. 1826 awaits on the 26th floor of Rembrandt Hotel & Suites from 5pm till late. Psst… there’s even a clever way to remember the exact location.
Good times just keep rolling as 1826 is hosting Gin & Jazz every Wednesday and Ladies Nights every Thursday!
Gin & Jazz Night: Stay classy and jazzy, Bangkok, because on every Wednesday, you can personalize your own ‘G&T’ while soaking in jazz vibes — 7pm to midnight.
Ladies Night: One more reason for the ladies to have more fun on the weekdays — ladies get a free cocktail, courtesy of 1826, and enjoy the rest of signature cocktails (at THB200++) — every Thursday from 18.26 hrs.to 1am.