Posts Tagged ‘Thai Cocktails’

Watermelon Delight 

This recipe was inspired by an I Love Thai Cooking Facebook request for a watermelon cocktail. After creating Watermelon Ice with watermelon liquere, I am excited to try to create a new cocktail. I have half of a watermelon left from the party on the Fourth of July, and I am happy mix this cocktail up. I pulled out some Melon liqueur, Lychee Liqueur and coconut vodka. I took one piece of watemelon and chewed it slowly while inhaling the melon and lychee liqueur and coconut vodka. I knew it would go together nicely. I used less melon liqueur because it is overpowering but I needed some, the lychee liqueur was a delight with sweetness and floral scents, and coconut vodka summed up the cocktail by adding a hint of coconut flavor. I ran to my garden to add some minty flavor. After the first mix, I was happy.  

Watermelon Cocktail

I like to create a cocktail recipe that I don’t need to mix one by one for friends, so in the kitchen today I blended together four cocktails based on my recipe shaking for the one created yesterday. 

I took one workshop a year at IACP conference on cocktails. It was inspring to listen to the experts talking and discussing about ideas and trends. It is a watermelon-delight- flavored cocktail for friends in the summer. 

Watermelon Cocktail

Serves: 4 

Spicy Rim 

1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
1 lime wedge

Place salt, sugar, paprika on 6 inch-wide plate. Rub 4 martini glass with lime juice by holding lime wedge move along the rim. Hold the martini glass stem and place the rim against the salt-sugar-paprika mix and cover on the rim well with the mix. 


2 cups cool diced watermelon
4 oz coconut vodka
2 oz lychee liqueur
1 oz melon liqueur
2/3 cup crushed ice
16 mint leave
4 pieces watermelon for garnish–see photos

Place watermelon, coconut vodka, lychee and melon liqueur and ice. Blend it until smooth. Add mint leave and blend for5 seconds. Pour into prepared martini glasses. Serve right away. 

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

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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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