World Cocktail Week: How to make sure you're not missing out

World Cocktail Week: How to make sure you're not missing out

Whether you're a sipper or a slammer, World Cocktail Week is your ticket to great drinks worldwide
Thirsty? There's no better excuse than "World Cocktail Week" to get out there and have a drink.

Grab a glass, people. It's time to celebrate what the Museum of the American Cocktail has decreed “World Cocktail Week."

According to the museum, World Cocktail Week was established to promote better understanding and appreciation of the art of the cocktail and its history. It also commemorates the first explanation of the term “Cocktail,” published in “The Balance and Columbian Repository,” on May 13, 1806. 

So what was in that first glass? Sugar, water, bitters, spirits. 

Drinking culture has of course come a long way since then, with top mixologists continuing to create unique new cocktails to keep the rest of us happily imbibing. 

In Bangkok, bars have taken to the week keenly. Four venues that are known for their appreciation for a well-crafted drink have teamed up to celebrate World Cocktail Week, with each bar following a different theme from May 13-20.

On the menu

Hyde & Seek Gastro Bar is serving forgotten old classics, like the Hotel Georgia Cocktail, made of gin, orgeat syrup, and orange flower water. (65/1 Athenee Residence, Soi Ruamrudee 
Wireless Road. BTS: Ploenchit. +66 (0) 2168 5152)

Thonglor restaurant Soul Food Mahanakorn is focusing on cocktails with tastes of Thailand. (56/10 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Soi Thonglor). +66 (0) 85 904 2691)

Viva & Aviv The River is mixing up Tiki cocktails (Polynesian rum tipples) this week, with a menu that includes Mai Tais, Zombies and Rum Runners.  (River City, Unit 118, 23 Trok Rongnamkhaeng, Yota Road. +66 (0) 2639 6305)

Over at WTF, drinkers can expect a selection of fresh fruit libations. For example, the Mango Sriracha is made of bourbon, fresh mango, lime and Sriracha bitters. (7 Soi Thonglor 51, BTS: Thonglor. +66 (0) 2 626 6246)

More on CNNGo: 8 Bangkok cocktails inspired by Thai culture and cuisine

But whether there's a World Cocktail Week theme running or not, there's no reason not to participate  in other cities around the world.

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