About the Citrus Thaipiroshka Cocktail
Thai basil adds an irreplaceable accent to this vodka-and-ginger-ale concoction.
Ingredients in the Citrus Thaipiroshka Cocktail
- 2 Lime wedges, cut in half (4 small pieces)
- 1 packet Sugar in the Raw (1 tsp)
- 1.5 oz Ketel One Vodka
- 1 oz Thai Basil Syrup*
- 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
- Ginger ale
Garnish: Lime wheel
How to make the Citrus Thaipiroshka Cocktail
In a shaker, muddle the lime and sugar. Add the vodka, syrup and lemon juice, and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and pour (unstrained) into a Collins glass. Add a bit more ice and top with 1 to 1.5 oz of ginger ale. Stir, and garnish with a lime wheel.
*Thai Basil Syrup
- 2 cups Sugar
- 2 cups Water
- 1 cup Thai basil leaves without stems
Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Place the Thai basil leaves in a blender. Pour the hot syrup over the leaves and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Puree until smooth, carefully holding down the blender lid. Allow to cool overnight and strain before using.