Cocktails are en vogue now more than ever in Thailand, so much so both visitors and locals can’t wait to seek out and experiment with new flavours in a beverage of their choosing.

As each cocktail that’s created is more complex than the last, Thailand has a real challenge on its hands to create the next best drink on the menu. Of course, each cocktail you’ll see below can be teamed with the unique ingredients of many a Thai dish, including Bangkok's now famous Tom Yum Siam.

 

Tom Yum Siam

Tom Yum Siam

 

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Vodka,
  • 1 oz. coconut rum,
  • 3 pieces of lychee in syrup, 
  • 0.5 oz. lime juice,
  • 0.75 oz. simple syrup (sugar and water),
  • 3 pieces lemongrass,
  • 1 lime leaf,
  • 3 thin slices of red chilli
 

Tom Yum Siam recipe

1. Mix all ingredients in a shaker.

2. Serve in rock glass with lemongrass, lime leaf and chili slices as garnish.

 

Thai Tang Mou

Thai Tang Mou

 

 Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Bangyikhon rum,
  • 1 ¼ oz. syrup,
  • 0.5 oz. Thai lemon juice,
  • 0.5 oz. ginger juice,
  • 4 pcs watermelon,
  • 2 Thai basil leaves
 

Thai Tang Mou recipe

1. Mix rum, syrup lemon and ginger juice in a mixer.

2. Serve in a tall glass and garnish with watermelon and basil leaves.

 

Mekhong Kran

Mekhong Kran

 

 Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Mekhong whiskey infused with cranberry,
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth,
  • ¼ oz. Campari,
  • 2 oz. Thai tangerine,
  • 1 oz. blood-orange syrup,
  • 1 egg white,
  • 1 piece dried bael fruit or sliced orange (garnish).
 

Mekhong Kran recipe

1. Mix all ingredients apart from garnish in a mixing tin.

2. Pour into a martini glass with dried bael or orange slice as garnish.

 

Mango Sticky Rice

Mango Sticky Rice

 

 Ingredients

  • 2 oz. vodka,
  • 2 oz. coconut rum,
  • ½ fresh mango,
  • ½ oz. lemon juice,
  • 1 oz. vanilla syrup,
  • 1 pinch black sesame seed,
  • coconut cream
 

Mango Sticky Rice recipe

1. Blend the first 5 ingredients and save a piece of mango for garnish.

2. Pour into martini glass and drizzle coconut cream on top and sprinkle sesame seeds.

3. Garnish with mango piece.

 

Thai Coco

Thai Coco

 

 Ingredients

  • 2.5 oz. coconut rum,
  • 1.5 oz. lemongrass syrup,
  • 1 oz. lime juice,
  • thin slice of lime
 

Thai Coco recipe

1. Add ice to a cocktail shaker.

2. Then add the rum, syrup and lime juice.

2. Shake vigorously or stir until combined and chilled.

3. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with lime on the rim or the lemongrass spear in the drink.

 

Thai Lady

Thai Lady

 

 Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. gin,
  • 0.5 oz. Cointreau,
  • 1 oz. lemon juice,
  • 0.5 oz. lemongrass syrup,
  • 0.5 oz. egg whites
 

Thai Lady recipe

1. Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake well.

2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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You've got their names, you've got their recipes, now you know which cocktails to order when you visit Thailand and how to re-create them on your return!

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