Citrus Thaipiroshka

Citrus Thaipiroshka Cocktail

Base Spirit: Vodka

Type: Modern Classics

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

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

Glass: Collins

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.

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  1. 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

  2. Mama B @ My Edible Journey says

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

  3. 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.


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