Customers at Teens of Thailand cocktail bar in Bangkok enjoy fruity mocktails as the Covid-19 alcohol ban continues there. Photo: AFP
Customers at Teens of Thailand cocktail bar in Bangkok enjoy fruity mocktails as the Covid-19 alcohol ban continues there. Photo: AFP
Thailand

Bangkok bar turns to ‘herbal heroin’ mocktails as venues try to get around alcohol ban

  • Customers at Teens of Thailand can try fruity seasoned with kratom, a recently decriminalised tropical herb long used in parts of Asia as a mild stimulant
  • With no government support, bar owners have been left with the choice of struggling to survive, flouting the prohibition rules or getting creative to keep going

Customers at Teens of Thailand cocktail bar in Bangkok enjoy fruity mocktails as the Covid-19 alcohol ban continues there. Photo: AFP
Customers at Teens of Thailand cocktail bar in Bangkok enjoy fruity mocktails as the Covid-19 alcohol ban continues there. Photo: AFP
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