Cocktails allow a bartender to truly flex his or her creative muscle. Headed by Backstage Cocktail Bar’s Gov Chortubtim, Tropic City’s Joey Parkobdee, and Rabbit Hole’s Chacha Singsuwan, Liberation Bangkok aims at providing pure cocktail experience with exciting and dangerous vibe.
A cocktail culture to go for – dangerous, diverse, dynamic
From private roof terraces to unmarked speakeasies to Victorian-style lounges with oil lamps, Liberation’s style is different. Besides offering an extensive list of alcoholic drinks, it has dark, mysterious and sensual wood-panelled bar interior.
There’s no end to the creativity: catering to individuals’ diverse tastes. Their ‘Propaganda’ cocktail menu features a series of cocktails over interpretation of propaganda posters globally. The ‘SHHHHZZZZ’ (THB390), inspired by the legendary ‘Silence means Security’ poster from the 1940s – it’s electrifying bubbly that’s made with Tio Pepe, apricot liqueur, Fingers Cordial, and tonic.
And we have to admit: we’re kind of into it
The second cocktail is kind of ‘our type’. Turning the inspiration of ‘The Thief’ (The Thief of Bagdad was one of the most expensive films of the 1920s) into this liquid creation, the light and well-rounded gin-infused Pink Flamingo Tea flavor syncs with an unmistakable smoothness. Other ingredients include strawberry and rose, egg white, almond cream. Pretty interesting.
With their new re-distillation technique, it opens up a whole new world of cocktail creativity. Liberating further on taste and experience, both Yellow Union Flag (Chinese, 1947) and Vegan War (Dig On for Victory, 1939) (shown as above) are created based on this method.
Many of our favorite drinking dens in Bangkok are more than just cocktails. For Liberation Bangkok, the ‘Propaganda’ concept has officially made it off from the mainstream. There is a lot of unafraid concoctions championing a new level of innovation, expression and experience.