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A Spicy Thai Cocktail

I hope you will enjoy this recipe. Without vodka this drink is simply a spicy limeade. At private Thai cooking parties or large fundraising events, I always serve this with Miang Kam. It is a good way to welcome everyone to classes or events followed by the introduction of Thai foods and cooking. It has all the primary flavors—sweet, sour, salty and spicy—and they combine to make a wonderful taste that dances on the palate. Students and donors are happy throughout the class or event.

Tom Yum Martini, A Spicy Thai Cocktail

This picture was taken on February 2006, which was when I created this recipe. While traveling throughout Thailand for 14 days with my tour members, our group loved to check out Thai herb-infused cocktails. We had a routine of checking out the cocktail menu from every hotel where we stayed. I thought, “if we were in Phuket, I could do my Tom Yum version.” I wanted to create a more assertive flavor that was fun and bold. We went to Phuket and everyone was pleased when I made it. It was a good way to say farewell to my tour members, with an experience and a flavor to remember.

Pranee’s Tom Yum Martini Recipe

2/3 cup ice cubes
1 ½ ounces lime vodka
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce lime juice
½ ounce frozen limeade concentrate
1 Thai chili, smashed lightly, plus 1 whole chili for garnish
1 (2-inch) piece lemongrass, smashed
3 whole kaffir lime leaves   
Fill cocktail shaker with ice, lime vodka, simple syrup, lime juice, limeade concentrate, one Thai chili, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves. Shake for one minute. Strain into a martini glass, and garnish with one whole Thai chili.

Vodka and lime peel

To make your own lime vodka, simply soak peels from one lime in 4 ounces of vodka for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Thai chilies for garnish


© 2010  Pranee Khruasanit Halvorsen  
Pranee teachs Thai Cooking class in Seattle areas, her website is:  I Love Thai cooking.com

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