Party Like a Contemporary Mad Man with Zuma Bangkok's Cocktail Creations
Zuma Bar Supervisor Tod Kiattiphattanavadee mixes one of his cocktail creations
Don Draper and his advertising agency colleagues may have sparked a wave of enthusiasm for cocktails from the sixties in the hit TV show Mad Men, with their regular onscreen imbibing of their favourite tipples, but the cocktail list at Zuma Bangkok takes on a more up to the minute appeal. Drinks such as the Old Fashioned, Tom Collins, Stinger and Brandy Alexander have been supplanted by modern creations that feature local ingredients, like the Rubabu, South East Asian Cooler, Lychee Rose Martini and Zuma Mai Tai.
Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.
Rubabu: Vodka, Rhubarb Infused Sake, Passion Fruit, Lemon and Gomme
South East Asian Cooler: Bison Grass Vodka, Cloudy Apple Juice, Fresh Mint, Passion Fruit, Cinnamon Syrup, Lemon and Gomme
Zuma patrons have their chance, seven days a week, to tip their hat to Mad Men traditions, with cocktails available all day from 12 o’clock midday until closing.
Lychee Rose Martini: Vodka, Lychee, Rose, Lemon and Gomme
Zuma Mai Tai: White Rum, Dark Rum, Ume Shu, Orange Bitters, Blood Orange, Lime, Lemon, Pineapple and Almond Syrup