What better way to enjoy those experiences than with a glass of authentic and inspiring Thai cocktails?
Thailand is known for its beautiful scenery, breathtaking tourist spots, and spicy food.
Millions of people visit this Southeast Asian country annually to enjoy its unique and interesting culture.
From Bangkok and Phuket to Chiang Mai, Thailand has such an energetic nightlife and picturesque beaches.
Since Thai cuisine consists of meshing sour, sweet, salty, and spicy flavors, they match excellently with bold drinks.
Across the country, restaurants and bars serve Thai cocktails or classic ones with a Thai twist.
These sumptuous drinks range from simple and classic like the Bangkok Gin & Tonic to bizarre and exciting like the Thai-Inspired Basil Margarita With Spicy Thai Bitters.
Thai drinks draw inspiration from different influences to create tastes that complement the country’s culture.
If you have yet to try them or are new to this type of recipe, we’ve gathered 35 delicious Thai cocktails that you can make at home.
The list includes world-class lagers, classic western drinks with hints of Thai flavors, fruity and sweet beverages, and other recipes that are as incredible as the country.
These drinks can be served as a treat that you and your guests can savor on hot tropical evenings.
If you are a fan of dessert cocktails, check out #17.
Vodka Cocktails are traditionally composed of sparkling water, simple syrup, vodka, and mint leaves.
To give it a Thai twist, add Kaffir lime leaf, Thai basil leaves, bird’s eye chili, and lime juice.
This Thai-inspired drink is flavorful, fragrant, and beautiful enough to serve at parties and brunches.
This Thai Lemongrass Margarita is a fun drink to serve anytime.
It fits in with summer brunches and can also be prepared next to savory dishes.
Flavored with Thai basil, ginger, and fresh lemongrass, this Thai cocktail is a departure from the flavors of the traditional margarita.
The ginger adds spice to the drink, while the fresh lemongrass and Thai basil provide hints of herbs that pairs well with tequila.
For a sweeter version, you can add natural agave nectar.
4. My Thai
My Thai is a rum-heavy version of Mai Thai.
To enhance its Thai elements, this version has Thai chili pepper and Grand Marnier.
Almond and rose water syrup are also added, and employing coconut milk helps mellow some of the chili pepper’s heat.
This cocktail is perfect for parties and get-togethers on your patio.
If you’re in a bourbon kick lately, this Thai Style Bourbon and Ginger Cocktail is a must-try.
Adding infused gin and fresh citrus juice gives this cocktail a Thai kick.
It is a great drink to serve while eating Thai food or if you need something to warm you up on cold and chilly nights.
Drinking a Spicy Thai Basil Cucumber Cocktail is a sweet and spicy way to enjoy a hot summer day.
With lots of peppers and minty Thai basil, this cocktail is cool, tasty, and refreshing, with a nice and slow burn at the finish.
The Sabai Sabai Cocktail, also called the Thai welcome drink, features Mekhong, a liquor from Thailand.
This cocktail is similar to a John Collins, and you can serve it short on the rocks or in a tall glass.
The Thai basil is a nice touch against the sweet and tangy flavor of the cocktail.
Thai basil is the key ingredient in this spicy gimlet.
Together with fresh lime and elderflower liqueur, this drink has anise-like notes and is an interesting twist on a classic.
As for its base, you can choose either gin or vodka, but the botanical flavors of the cocktail suit gin the best.
The Mekong, also known as the Spirit of Thailand, is the first spirit domestically produced in Thailand.
The drink tastes smooth and mellow, with hints of herbs and subtle vanilla notes.
Creamy Coconut Lime Mojito is infused with Thai flavors thanks to the addition of simple syrup and Kaffir lime leaves.
It is a decadent cocktail that you will want to make over and over again.
The blend of lime juice, coconut cream, and Kaffir lime syrup has tropical vibes that are ideal for sipping at the beach or by the pool.
Lemongrass and Thai Basil Mojito is a cocktail that spurts fizzy, sweet, and exotic.
This recipe uses Thai basil and lemongrass syrup for that extra distinct flavor.
If you want something fresher, you can use lemongrass stalks instead.
Add Thai basil leaves and slices of lime to the glass, muddle the ingredients together, then pour in simple syrup, rum, and ice.
For a creamy finish, top it off with a coconut milk club.
If you are a fan of Hawaiian Punch, you will love this classic and boozy adult version of the punch.
It is an excellent balance of flavors as it never veers into too fruity or too sweet.
13. Thai Lemonade
Thai Lemonade is a refreshing treat with a fragrant hint of Thai Basil.
Serve this cocktail over ice, and add a can of club soda or sparkling water for a fizzy texture.
The Thai Red Chile-Peppercorn Cocktail is a riff on the classic The Bee’s Knees.
What makes this recipe different is that it uses Thai red chile-white peppercorn simple syrup instead of honey, giving it a complex balance of spicy, sweet, tart, and bitter.
The drink is smooth, and it gives an incredible aftertaste and buzz.
This mojito recipe is perfectly balanced with the right amount of sugar, lime, and mint.
It is refreshing, and it goes down smoothly.
The mint and lime combination creates a bright and lively cocktail that makes for a fantastic vacation drink or a sipper for a backyard barbecue.
Thai Lemongrass Ginger Margarita is filled with Thai spice and exotic and mouth-watering flavors that you will surely love.
This cocktail will warm you up and will get you boozed up enough to party all night.
Frozen Thai Margarita brings some heat to the table, and you can pair it up with a sweet dessert or a creamy dish to balance it out.
This margarita incorporates the typical Thai flavors, including a spicy kick from Thai chili-infused simple syrup.
Bangkok Margarita consists of pineapple juice, tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau.
Thai chili is added to the mix to give it a bit of smokiness and a touch of heat.
This version of the margarita is bold, with a tangy citrus flavor, and just like the city that it is named after, it is exotic and sophisticated.
This daiquiri version consists of blended Thai basil, rum, and fresh lime juice.
The result is a salty, spicy, and tangy cocktail with enough alcoholic kick to keep you buzzed.
Thai ice tea is known to be sweet as sweetened condensed milk is used.
With this version, you can switch it up by using sweetened coconut milk instead.
This ingredient gives the cocktail a nutty and milky aftertaste.
26. Thai Cocojito
The Thai Cocojito drew inspiration from the beach shack in Koh Lanta, Thailand.
It is a pristine island that offers fresh coconuts and juicy fruits.
All of the elements that make Koh Lanta a paradise are present in this cocktail.
It is refreshing and creamy, making you feel like you’re sunbathing and relaxing on a beach with every sip.
This Thai-Inspired Basil Margarita is composed of lime, tequila, and agave syrup.
It is muddled with Thai basil and fiery bitters.
The result is a refreshing cocktail with sweetness from the agave and a kick of spice from the Thai bitters.
Add salt around the glass rim for a balanced drink.
Dotted Thai Fruit Cocktail comprises basil seeds, coconut milk, gin, mango, rosewater, pomegranate juice, and Thai fruit agar dessert mix.
It is tasty and trippy when you see all of the ingredients together, and it is a fun way to mix all of the cocktail recipes you enjoy and put in some creative styling.
32. Thai Piña Colada
Give the classic Piña Colada a Southeast Asian twist by adding coconut liqueur, Kaffir lime leaves, chili, and lemongrass.
It is part sweet and part spicy, and you will undoubtedly love every last drop.
Coconut and Thai Mango Vermouth is an easy to make dry vermouth drink that will surely please any crowd.
Although its base is a strong liquor, the taste of coconut and mango balances everything out.
It is suited for parties, happy hour, or sipping by the pool on a hot day.
35. Thai Tom Collins
This Thai version of the classic Tom Collins cocktail is sweet and aromatic.
Garnish with Thai Basil, this cocktail is the perfect end to a fun night.
The bottom line
Thai cuisine is filled with delicious dishes, and its Thai cocktails are not behind when it comes to taste.
With this list of recipes, you don’t have to travel deep into Thailand’s most rural areas in search of homegrown elements.
You can easily prepare them in your kitchen and experience authentic Thai flavors.
Looking for Thai food options to pair with your Thai Cocktails, we’ve compiled lists of 18 Fantastic Thai Appetizers, 13 BEST Thai Soups, 17 BEST Thai Sides, and 23 BEST Thai Sweet Treats that you should definitely check out.
- Thai-Inspired Vodka Cocktail
- Bangkok Gin & Tonic
- Thai Lemongrass Margarita
- My Thai
- Thai Style Bourbon & Ginger Cocktail
- Spicy Thai Basil Cucumber Cocktail
- Sabai Sabai Cocktail
- Thai Basil Gimlet
- Creamy Coconut Lime Mojito
- Lemongrass & Thai Basil Mojito
- Thai Ginger Punch
- Thai Lemonade
- Thai Red Chile-Peppercorn Cocktail
- Summer Thai Martini
- Thai Mango Martini
- Thai Tea White Chocolate Martini
- Thai Basil & Kumquat Mojitos
- Spicy Thai Lemongrass Ginger Margarita
- Frozen Thai Margarita
- Bangkok Margarita
- Watermelon Thai Basil Fresca
- Thai Basil Daiquiri
- Aroi Mak Mak
- Coconut Thai Mar-TEA-ni
- Thai Cocojito
- Coconut Blurry Curry Cocktail
- Thai-Inspired Basil Margarita With Spicy Thai Bitters
- Spicy Thai Chile Paloma
- Thai Summer Breeze
- Dotted Thai Fruit Cocktail
- Thai Piña Colada
- Coconut & Thai Mango Vermouth
- Thai Basil & Cucumber Gin Cocktail
- Thai Tom Collins
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