Friday, July 19, 2013

Bangkok Breeze Cocktail

Bangkok Breeze Cocktail

See this herb below? This lime basil, which I'd never heard of before but came across at my neighborhood farmers market, New Morning Farm, last weekend.

Lime basil
True to its name, lime basil is basil with a definite hint of lime flavor. Basil and lime together made me think of Thai cuisine, so I decided to play on that with ginger and coconut flavors. Since I wanted the drink light and refreshing, I went with coconut water rather than the heavier coconut cream. The resulting drink was perfect for the super hot weather we're having this week in D.C.

Bangkok Breeze Cocktail

8-10 lime basil leaves
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. ginger liqueur (Domaine de Canton)
1 oz. rum
3 oz. coconut water

Add lime basil leaves to a rocks glass. Add simple syrup and muddle. Fill halfway with ice and add ginger liqueur, rum and coconut water. Stir to combine.


  1. This is a terrific drink to beat the heat!

  2. I think it will be a hot drink as wine. Anyway I like to try for my dad and husband.