Taste of the Rising Sun

The Salon du Japonisant has hidden its presence well on busy Sukhumvit 39, but cocktail-lovers who make the discovery are immediately transfixed by its gigantic wooden shelves with an impressive array of imported liqueurs poised to be transformed into brilliant concoctions. Head bartender Kei Sawada plays his cards well, with fantastic ideas distilled from behind-the-counter experience in Osaka, Okinawa and Australia. Try the all-time favourite Smoke Rosemary – a smoky G&T fueled by Japanese gin and elderflower tonic laced with smoked rosemary and spices. Or the Oriental Jewellery, a warm, spicy blend of coffee-flavoured rum and cinnamon.

Open Monday-Saturday 7pm-1am, 36/5 Phromsri 1, Sukhumvit 39, facebook.com/Japonisant, +66 (0) 92 294 4457