Drinksmith & Co.
The burgeoning cocktail scene in Chiang Mai is one to watch, and the bar making headway is DrinkSmith. The dimly-lit drinking hole’s cozy-yet-refined decor and impressive back bar set the tone for the serious cocktails the waistcoat-clad bartenders shake and stir. Downstairs, guests can pick the brains of the knowledgeable bar team who can whip up a drink to suit your preferences, while upstairs is home to a few leather loungers perfect for cooing couples or small groups of friends. Aside from their collection of hard to come by spirits (especially for Chiang Mai), the bar is stocked with house-made infusions like Fords Gin and oolong tea along with other creative elixirs. You’ll want to try the Return to Eden, which found its way into discerning cocktail publication Difford’s Guide’s Caorunn Cocktail Collection book. The drink combines muddled dill, fresh apple juice, cider vinegar and Coarunn Scottish Gin in a satiating green cocktail that goes well with the bar’s sultry interiors.
Address: 179/26 CHOC Mahidol Road, Haiya, Amphoe Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai
Phone: +66 (0)64 648 6020
Facebook Page: www.fb.com/drinksmithcnx