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Meet our Trainer - Prawit Boonnithipaisit

Thailand based bartender, Prawit Boonnithipaisit, shares three of his favourite drinking spot in Bangkok.

My name is…

Prawit Boonnithipaisit

My role is….

Brand Ambassador Diageo Moet Hennessy Thailand

I’m based in…

Thailand

I’ve worked in the industry for…

5 years, in hospitality education

Happiness in a glass is…

JOHNNIE WALKER™ BLACK LABEL™ Highball

I love working with…

JOHNNIE WALKER™ BLACK LABEL™

Best experience…

I had a great experience hosting Diageo World Class South East Asia Finals and The Bar Show 2015. Also, I got the chance to visit the Symphony in Blue Event at Genting Highland in Malaysia with digital mentoring show which was fantastic and I would love to adapt in Thailand.

Top tip…

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

If you’re visiting Thailand, or just looking for inspiration, check out this bar…

Hyde & Seek Gastro Bar

Since opening in 2014, Hyde & Seek has established itself as being at the forefront of the cocktail and gastro cuisine movement in Thailand. It’s a favourite among locals, tucked away and hidden behind a black wall on Ruamrudee Road. Specialising in innovative and classic cocktails Hyde & Seek also masterfully adapts and cleverly revives British and American comfort cuisine classics. Inside, the bar is decorated with a beautiful blend of classic European décor with playful splashes of colour to give an Asian feel. Having the philosophy of fun-dining, the atmosphere is shaped by DJs spinning funky tunes seven nights a week, dimmed lighting for a warm ambiance, lots of seating around the bar and a large outdoor area with lots of greenery and different spots to chill out. No matter what night you visit there is great energy in the bar which you are bound to get a buzz off! The bar has become one of the biggest trendsetting spots for the Thai bar scene featuring great bartenders of great calibre - make sure to ask for Jib, a cheerful female bartender who was one of the World Class finalists. It’s with little surprise it’s been called Thailand’s first London-meets-New-York-meets-Asia gastro bar.

Chai Yo

Meaning ‘cheers’ in Thai - indulge and toast to any celebration with this local style cocktail it’s sweet and spicy with a touch of cinnamon.

45ml JOHNNIE WALKER™ BLACK LABEL™

15ml Umeshu plum wine

20ml Cider reduction

10ml Fresh lime juice

5ml Fresh ginger juice

METHOD: Put all ingredients into a shaker and hard shake. Fine strain the mixture into an old fashion glass over a block of ice. Garnish with smoked cinnamon and ginger and serve.

(1.8 standard drinks* - 2.0 units per serve)

Drop by at…65/1 Athenee Residence, Soi Ruamrudee, Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan,Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Dial…+66 (0) 2168 5152 - 3

Find out more at…www.hydeandseek.com/

Like at…www.facebook.com/HydeSeek

(*One standard drink contains 8g of alcohol)

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