Happy World Cocktail Day! Today is a day we certainly love to celebrate (and celebrate it every day for that matter). The earliest use of the word "cocktail" can be traced to the early 1800s, when a French sailor, having consumed too many Bracers (a drink made using brandy) garnished one with chicken feathers from the dinner he’d just eaten and yelled out “VIVE LE COQ TAIL!”. A ‘cocktail’ is now typically recognised as a drink that is mixed using alcoholic ingredients (mainly spirits and liqueurs) flavoured with fresh fruit, fruit juices, sugars, and herbs. A unique origin story to say the least!
Cocktails provide a wide arrangement of scents and flavours, and our cocktails are no different. Our delicious menu represents a mixture of diverse cultures and perspectives from across Thailand. With flavours and culture being at the heart of everything we do, it is important that our cocktail lists complement our food menus. The aromatic and vibrant flavours of Thai cuisine blend perfectly with the sweet and fragrant flavours in our drinks. We use lots of ginger, lemongrass, coconut, and tropical fruits to pair perfectly with the mouth-watering flavours of our food. From classic cocktails to tipples with a twist we have something that will whet your appetite!
Thirsty for more? We want to share with you the secrets to one of our bespoke cocktails: Mango and Passionfruit Mai Thai. A Thaikhun twist on the classic ‘Mai Tai’, a name which translates as “excellent” or “out of this world” and is an iconic tropical rum cocktail. At Thaikhun we have mixed our magic and created the perfect blend of bold and fruity, a well-balanced refreshing drink, with a kick. Here is how to make:
Malibu Passionfruit Rum
Rubicon Mango Juice
Monin Orgeat Syrup
Take your Mason Jar drinking glass and fill with cubed ice,
Add all ingredients apart from the grenadine to your shaker,
Add cubed ice to your shaker and shake hard for 5-10 seconds,
Strain into your ice filled glass.
Add a small amount of crushed ice to the top of your drink (don’t worry if you don’t have any!)
Drizzle the grenadine over the top of the drink.
Slice a small slit into your pineapple wedge and add to the rim of your glass, and then add the leaves.
So, it’s over to you! Tag us in your efforts on our Instagram and Facebook @Thaikhun
As always, if you prefer to leave cocktail making to the experts then please visit us and book a table today. Cheers!