Citrus Thaipiroshka

Citrus Thaipiroshka

About The Citrus Thaipiroshka Cocktail

Thai basil adds an irreplaceable accent to this vodka-and-ginger-ale concoction.

Ingredients in the 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

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.

Other Information

*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.

Cocktail Profile

Base Spirit:
Cocktail Type:
Ketel One


  • Duncan posted 2 years ago

    This drink sounds delicious. I tried basil in a drink for the first time this week by accident. Grabbed the basil instead of the mint lol. It was interesting though and your concoction here will be made this Spring for sure.


  • Mama B @ My Edible Journey posted 2 years ago

    My favourite herb. I love any excuse to use Thai basil. Thanks for sharing!

  • Dennis Murray posted 2 years ago

    I'm glad I found this site, I've been bartending for a shot time . Been looking to explore other drinks now I will be thanks to you guys.. Cheers

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