Thai Cocktail

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Thai Cocktail


Serves 2


1/2 cup chopped ginger

2 cups sugar

4 thin jalapeno slices

4 basil sprigs

4 ounces Gin

1 1/2 lime juice

1 ounce coconut cream

1 ounce ginger syrup


Ginger Syrup


Add chopped ginger to 1/2 quart water and bring to a boil.

Add 2 cups of sugar and bring back to a boil.  Reduce hat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Strain and refrigerate.




Muddle 2 jalapeno slices and 2 basil sprigs in a mixing glass.

Add remaining ingredients, fill with ice and shake.

Strain into ice-filled glasses.

Garnish with the remaining jalapeno slices and basil sprigs.




I’ve never tried jalapeno in a drink before and I was feeling adventurous.  I was really surprised that you don’t really get any heat from the peppers, just the flavor.  It’s a very layered and sophisticated drink.  I highly recommend it!



Recipe from Spirit Magazine March 2012 from Omar YeeFoon, Bar Manager of The People’s Last Stand in Dallas

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