lebua Ball Drop, Bangkok Thailand

lebua Ball Drop, Bangkok Thailand

Sky Cocktail, part of Sky Bar’s Elements Cocktail Series – “The cocktail series represent flavors of each of the four classical elements (fire, air, earth and water) plus an additional: sky – an element that exists only at the glittering post-modern multi-hued bar in the slipstream between neon and stars. The five elements of the underlying principles of each cocktail to tease your palate with different flavors, textures & aromas.”

The Sky Bar Element Series Cocktails

The Sky Bar Element Series Cocktails

Most of you who know me, know how much I favor Bangkok, Thailand since my first visit in 1989 and my numerous returns. I enjoy the people, culture, hotels, and absolutely love the silk. I cannot think of a better place than the Sky Bar in the Tower Club at lebua to spend New Year’s Eve.

For the second year in a row, this will be the highest ball drop. You will have a front row seat, as the Bangkok Ball begins its descent of 872 feet. You will be watching the ball drop and the fireworks coming up at you.

The mixologists will work their magic with various Elements Cocktail Series and celebrated chefs will serve extraordinary cuisine. This combination provides an exceptional atmosphere to welcome in the New Year.

The Sky Cocktail

The Sky Cocktail

The Sky Cocktail is featured in the new Elements Cocktail Series. The drink will be served at Sky Bar atop the Tower Club at lebua for New Year’s Eve.

Sky Cocktail Recipe


1 oz Plymouth gin

1 oz chocolate liqueur

2 oz  Aloe Vera

Pina Colada foam

.25 oz Simple Syrup


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Rim martini class with Parmesan cheese on top, and strain in to drink. You are ready to toast in the New Year.

The Sky Bar

The Sky Bar

If I were going to ring in 2015 in this spectacular setting, I would certainly get a room reservation and spend the night. The Sky Bar is absolutely delightful. Nothing would be nicer than to have a lovely dinner in one of lebua’s fine restaurants, ring in the New Year at the Sky Bar, and retire to a comfy room. Sounds good to me!

Reservations for the Sky Bar: http://www.lebua.com/sky-bar

lebua is a new player during the past couple of years and certainly one to be watched. It currently has six luxury properties in Thailand, New Zealand, and India.

Luxury New Year's Eve

About lebua Hotels and Resorts: 

“lebua Hotels and Resorts is a Bangkok based, internationally-expanding luxury brand that operates distinctive hotels, fine restaurants and bars. Led by visionary CEO Deepak Ohri, lebua takes an innovative approach to Hospitality, formed by working with anthropologists to create an emotional experience for guests and diners.

“The company’s award winning collection includes Bangkok’s best performing luxury hotels (Tower Club at lebua and lebua at State Tower), three boutique hotels in India (Devi Garh by lebua, Udaipur; lebua Resort, Jaipur; and lebua Lodge at Amer, Jaipur), and an invitation-only lodge in New Zealand (Lake Okareka Lodge by lebua).

“The Dome at lebua, the group’s collection of restaurants and bars atop its Bangkok hotels, include: Sirocco, the world’s highest open air restaurant; Sky Bar, named “the most stunning rooftop bar you’ll ever see” by The New York Times; Breeze, highlighted by USA Today as one of the world’s “10 most cutting edge restaurants” in 2014; and Mezzaluna, honored as a “Foodie Top 100” fine dining mecca in 2013. lebua is bringing the Breeze concept, the “new face of Asian dining,” to major cities across Europe, starting with Frankfurt, Germany next year, and is also exploring hotel management contracts in city and resort destinations worldwide. In 2015, lebua plans to launch new Thai QSRs in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.”

To learn more about lebua Hotels, go to http://www.lebua.com.

Happy New Year!

All resort and cocktail photos courtesy of  lebua Hotels and Resorts. Feature image courtesy of shutterstock.

To read the Luxe Beat Magazine version of this article click on the title Sky Cocktail Atop The Tower Club at lebua Hotel