Mekong recipe

Mekong Ingredients

Mekong Instructions

The Mekong cocktail is a refreshing and exotic drink that is perfect for a hot summer day. This cocktail is inspired by the flavors of Southeast Asia, specifically the Mekong River region. It combines sweet and tangy flavors with a touch of spice, creating a complex and delicious flavor profile.

To make a Mekong cocktail, start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of fresh lime juice, and 1/2 ounce of simple syrup. Simple syrup is made by combining equal parts sugar and water, then heating until the sugar dissolves. This adds a touch of sweetness to balance out the tartness of the lime juice.

Next, add a few dashes of bitters to the shaker. The bitters add depth and complexity to the cocktail, enhancing the flavors of the other ingredients. You can use any type of bitters you prefer, but aromatic bitters work particularly well in this recipe.

Finally, shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to mix all the ingredients together and chill the drink. Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of lime or a sprig of mint, if desired.

The Mekong cocktail is a delicious and refreshing drink that is sure to impress your friends and family. Its unique combination of flavors makes it a standout cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Enjoy this exotic and flavorful drink on a hot summer day, or anytime you're in the mood for a taste of Southeast Asia.

Best served in a Hurricane Glass.