SHAKEN & STIRRED: Carson Quinn’s “Negroni” at Black Amber

The proprietor of FKA Black Amber in Thonglor showcases one of his favourite pours: the complex and aromatic FKA Negroni.

With 25 years of experience in the bar industry, including 15 in Asia, Carson Quinn knows what works. The global brand ambassador for the award-winning (and locally distilled) Iron Balls Gin worked with Bangkok nightlife legend Ash Sutton to create the brand. Quinn is also the proprietor of FKA Black Amber, one of Thonglor’s hippest under-the-radar cocktail bars.

“I like the FKA Negroni because of its complex flavours, stunning aroma and the way it lets the Iron Balls Gin really shine through,” he says. With bars still shut amid the pandemic, this is the perfect drink to make for a sophisticated night at home.

FKA Negroni


40ml Iron Balls Gin

20ml Grifoll red vermouth

15ml Dolin Americano

2 drops of dried mandarin skin bitters

Absinthe mist (Garnish)

Green orange peel (Garnish)


  1. Stir all ingredients and strain over a large ice block
  2. Garnish
  3. Enjoy!

FKA Black Amber

160 17 Sukhumvit Soi 55. Tel: 02 102 8617

Instagram: @carsonquinns, @blackamber_socialclub, @ironballsofficial

Carson Quinn of FKA Black Amber
Carson Quinn’s “FKA Negroni” at FKA Black Amber in Thonglor

Jutarat Skulpichetrat spent more than a decade working as a TV news producer, covering stories in Thailand and across Southeast Asia. She is a mother of two, and in her precious free time she enjoys yoga, cooking and her latest hobby, knitting.

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