If you’re looking for something bright, refreshing, and deliciously easy to swig, don’t hesitate to put these Asian cocktails on your drink to-do list.
Asian mixed drinks could be fun and refreshing by adding some local Asian herbs and alcohol that aren’t a staple in some places.
Moreover, you’ve probably never heard of some delicious cocktails from Asia that can still give you that ring after several glasses!
But don’t fret.
We’ll let you in on 15 of the most popular Asian cocktails you should probably start picking on a bar menu.
If you love matcha, you can start with a matcha gin mix that gives you an eccentric taste.
Better yet, try an Asian-inspired bloody mary if you’re looking for something with the sweetness of the tomato.
But nothing beats #14 because who doesn’t love the quirky flavors of Thailand infused with Bourbon gin?
BONUS: Our new Soju Martini Cocktail is a winner!
Table Of Contents
- 1. Sake Grapefruit Cocktail
- 2. Thai Lemongrass Margarita
- 3. Jungle Bird
- 4. Asian Pear Mojito
- 5. Sarawak Cocktail
- 6. Matcha Gin Cocktail
- 7. Asian Pear Moscow Mule
- 8. Korean Yogurt Soju Cocktail
- 9. Japanese Highball
- 10. Singapore Sling
- 11. Strawberry Sake Cocktail
- 12. Asian Bloody Mary
- 13. Coconut Lychee Daiquiri Cocktail
- 14. Thai Style Bourbon & Ginger Cocktail
- 15. Japanese Yuzu Whiskey Sour
- The bottom line
- BEST Asian Cocktails
Don’t be fooled by this delicious Sake Grapefruit Cocktail as it entices you with its sweetness.
The grapefruit taste is a cross between pomelo and oranges, with a slight bitterness to it, making it ideal for pairing with sake.
Sake also makes this drink stand out due to its fruity flavors that resemble various fruits like bananas and apples.
When combined, you get a delicious and refreshing drink that you can make for yourself after a long day.
If you love getting a kick out of your cocktails, this Thai Lemongrass Margarita will cut the mustard as it offers exciting flavor profiles from the lemongrass.
Grab tequila as your base for this drink, and infuse it with cilantro, ginger, Thai basil, and lemongrass.
The slightly spicy and lemony flavor of the lemongrass will cut through the robust tequila and herbs.
Plus, don’t forget to rim your glass with spicy curry, kosher salt, and lime wedges for that extra kick!
3. Jungle Bird
While you may have seen this cocktail on worldwide bar menus worldwide, this drink was originally hailed from Kuala Lumpur in the 1970s.
This drink is made of fresh pineapples, rum, sugar syrup, and Campari for that satisfying bitter finish.
You can create your sugar syrup by mixing water and brown sugar.
You also have to garnish this cocktail with pineapple wedges, pineapple leaves, and cherries to make it look pretty too!
If you like the good old fizzy and minty lime drink, you’ll love this easy Asian Pear Mojito that uses Asian pears.
Also called Japanese or apple pears, these types of pears are perfect for this yummy drink.
All you need is white rum, honey, soda water, mint leaves, and lime slices.
When prepping this drink, make sure you muddle the pears until all the juices are released to ensure this drink will be tangy and sweet.
Sarawak is a state in Malaysia located on the Northwestern coast of Borneo.
They have their own Borneo spice, one of this cocktail’s main ingredients.
On top of this spice, you’ll also need golden rum, demerara sugar, plum brandy, gin, cane syrup, and fresh lemon juice.
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and don’t forget to add the Borneo spice, as this will give this drink its unique flavor.
You must also combine Borneo spice and sugar for the glass rim coating.
Make sure to chill the cocktail glass.
This Matcha Gin Cocktail could be your new go-to brunch or dinner cocktail with its slight vegetal and grassy notes from the matcha.
The usual agave syrup, muddled mint, and lime will get a much more intense flavor once they’re infused in gin and matcha.
Once you try this drink, you’ll enjoy the nuttiness from the matcha, with a slightly bitter taste and a pleasant ending along with the gin’s herbal flavors.
Don’t be fooled by its white liquid because this Asian Pear Moscow Mule will surely give you that right zing from that vodka, ginger beer, and club soda.
Moscow mule naturally combines tangy, spicy, and sweet flavors.
If you want to keep the exciting flavors for a long time, serve this drink in a copper mug.
Garnish your glass or copper mug with slices of Asian pear and serve this cocktail to your guests during your weeknight get-togethers!
If you love to be transported to Korea, grab only three ingredients and make this yogurt and soju cocktail.
Soju is a popular alcohol in Korea that tastes fruity with a natural sweetness.
It’s similar to sweet vodka but doesn’t have the same burn as vodka.
There is a slightly bitter aftertaste, and that’s why people mix it with other drinks.
In this case, you only need yogurt to balance out the fruity flavor of soju.
You only need soju, yogurt, and lime soda, and put these ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Mix until all liquids are well-combined and serve to your heart’s content!
Most of you would love to pick out a highball on a bar menu because who doesn’t love an alcoholic base spirit for your cocktail?
But this Asian-inspired cocktail uses Japanese whiskey, which also has the same production process as Scotch whiskey.
Mix with lemon wedges and club soda, and you’ll surely gulp this down and enjoy oak flavors with dry, smoky, and mellow notes.
10. Singapore Sling
This cocktail was created in the 20th century in Singapore’s Raffles Hotel’s Long Bar.
This is considered an elaborate cocktail because you’ll combine various alcoholic beverages such as the Grand Marnier, cherry liqueur, gin, herbal liqueur, bitters, lime, club soda, and pineapples!
With all these ingredients combined, Singapore Sling offers a pleasant and tart taste, which is delicious and refreshing.
Garnish with an orange slice and cherry in the middle, and you don’t even have to go to any Singaporean bar to order this drink!
Enjoy this on your weekday brunch or weeknight family dinners!
How about trying another Japanese-inspired cocktail recipe with sake and its fruity flavors?
Imagine a cool cocktail that will quench your thirst after a long stressful day at work.
This recipe will surely boost your energy as the fermented rice alcohol is infused with fresh strawberries.
The slightly sour and tangy strawberries pair well with the sake’s fruity notes.
You also shouldn’t miss garnishing this drink with mint and a few slices of fresh strawberries!
The surprising flavor profiles might catch you off guard if you’re not used to drinking a bloody mary cocktail.
It’s savory, salty, and spicy, plus you get a kick out of the hot sauce combined with the tomato juice as well.
But have you ever wondered what an Asian bloody mary tastes like?
This recipe is interesting as it consists of fish sauce, soy sauce, and wasabi paste!
If you’re a fan of spicy drinks, this unique bloody mary recipe will surely make your weeknight movie binges with the family a tad fun and exciting!
I’m sure you don’t want to miss out on your weekend sleepovers with the girls, and this Coconut Lychee Daiquiri Cocktail will amp up your intimate get-together!
If you love your daiquiri with rum, sugar, or citrus juice, then you’ll love this Asian-inspired coconut lychee cocktail, which tastes like a watered-down rum, with a slight zest from the lemon or lime.
The only addition to a classic daiquiri is the acidic and slightly floral notes of lychee and mild woody and creamy flavors of coconut.
Picking your go-to Bourbon from the bar menu might seem like a good idea, but why don’t you try giving it a Thai twist by infusing it with citrus, gin, and ginger?
This recipe uses wild lime leaf-infused gin, and if that alone sounds good to you, then grab a glass and start mixing!
You’ll also need orange juice, lime, and ginger beer to get that refreshing and slightly spicy kick.
Are you one of those people who love froth on their cocktails?
Then try whipping up this Japanese Yuzu Whiskey Sour for your weekend dinners with the entire family or friends.
It has just the right balance of Japanese whisky, lemon juice, and yuzu juice.
This Japanese-inspired cocktail is perfect for those who love a few citrusy flavors on their mixed drinks.
That touch of egg white will give it that nice foam that looks pretty and goes down dangerously quickly because of that bright and refreshing taste.
We’ve probably all tried the classic cocktails in most bars and restaurants, such as the pina colada, margarita, daiquiri, or mojitos, but have you ever thought about Asian cocktails?
If you want your usual cocktails, why not give them a unique twist for a change?
These Asian-inspired cocktails may offer up new flavors that will excite your taste buds and also pump you up for a party or a pregame.
- Sake Grapefruit Cocktail
- Thai Lemongrass Margarita
- Jungle Bird
- Asian Pear Mojito
- Sarawak Cocktail
- Matcha Gin Cocktail
- Asian Pear Moscow Mule
- Korean Yogurt Soju Cocktail
- Japanese Highball
- Singapore Sling
- Strawberry Sake Cocktail
- Asian Bloody Mary
- Coconut Lychee Daiquiri Cocktail
- Thai Style Bourbon & Ginger Cocktail
- Japanese Yuzu Whiskey Sour
- Find your favorite recipe from our Asian Cocktails list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start mixing and make us proud!