Below, take a look to see who is playing up Thai chili, kaffir lime and lemongrass in your city. Locations: 371 W. 46th Street; 1626 2nd Avenue, New York, NY Bartender: Luis VillanuevaDrink: Chilango The Chilango is a best seller at both La Pulperia locations in Manhattan. Join us on a 12-month journey to see them all, Bangkok bars can please the eyes; here are 9 of the most stunning. Location: 5520 Burnet Road, Austin, TXBartender: Zitao Kok Drink: Margarita de PeachedHere, the margarita gets a Thai twist. The ingredients are muddled and topped off with soda, perfect to cool down as the weather warms up. Here, the bar mixes Patron silver with galangal and keffir simple syrup plus a tamarind reduction. There's also Hooked on a Feeling, a tequila cocktail with lime juice, pineapple, ginger, Cardamaro, and tamarindo, an agua fresca made from tamarind juice. It's all shaken up and served with a lime wheel in a traditional coupe cocktail glass. Here, beverage director Hal Brock uses Old Overholt rye, fresh lemon juice and clove, mixed with tamarind syrup. The drink incorporates gin, lemon and pineapple juices, vanilla, soda, and kaffir lime leaf, for a bright, refreshing springtime cocktail. Please come join us! Location: 1081 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SCBartender: Jayce McConnell Drink: Burmese Garden The Burmese Garden is made with a celery-infused Bristow Gin, lemon juice, and a house-made Thai basil simple syrup. served on the rocks and garnished with a pineapple wedge. It's an alcoholic riff on a creamy Tom Kha coconut soup, made from gin, coconut, kaffir lime, ginger, fried chilies and sesame oil. Unlike many cocktails that try to bring the flavors of Thai cuisine into a glass, you're neither overpowered or annoyed by The Exile's tom yum ingredients -- lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves -- floating in your cup, mixed with ginger ale, soda water and lime. Location: 307 Fairview Street, Houston, TXBartender: Hal Brock Drink: Delhi Sour Bar Boheme plays up a Thai-influenced twist on the whiskey sour. red Thai curry paste, fresh lime juice, olive … The cocktail is then garnished with a full Thai chili, for a perfect pairing of spice, sweet and sour all in one. The drink showcases white rum, lemon juice and lemongrass syrup shaken together and served in a martini glass. The drink is served over crushed ice and topped with shredded green papaya and a full Thai chili. The drink is made with a tongue burning combination of house Thai chili-infused vodka, Fire Puncher Vodka, plus lemon and coconut milk to offset the heat. Location: 433 East 6th Street, New York, NY Bartender: Eryn ReeceDrink: Drop the Vowels Eryn Reece came up with Drop the Vowels for one of New York's hottest cocktail spots. The drink has been on the menu since summer 2014, and includes Elijah Craig bourbon, Thai bird chili-infused Rittenhouse rye whiskey, lime juice, pineapple juice, Aperol and raspberries. The drink also calls for lime, basil, plus a Thai chili and sea salt rim, all on the rocks. You'll start … Think habanero-infused tequila, with Cointreau, lime juice and Thai basil. It's garnished with nutmeg, and served over cracked ice. Location: 3131 SE Division Street, Portland, OR Bartender: Andy Ricker Drink: Tamarind Whiskey Sour A classic at Andy Ricker's original Pok Pok and the rest of his burgeoning empire, including Whiskey Soda Lounge in Portland, Oregon, is the Tamarind Whiskey Sour. Mixologist Luis Villanueva crafted the drink with La Pitaya by Riazul tequila, Cointreau, La Pulperia's house-made spicy sauce and tamarind. The name implies it's in homage to India, but the tamarind ensures it's a match for Thailand, too. But it was the less intimidating Orchard, made of gin, lychee and lemongrass, that won us over on our latest visit. The Zudrangma is a simple and tasty combination of fruit juices, tequila and vodka. In this drink, Thai chili, wasabi, basil, coriander, lemongrass and tomato juice go flying around in a fancy sterling silver tankard. The tropical intoxicant is shaken, strained and served in a mug with crushed ice, garnished with mint. Location: 115 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY Bartender: Michael Pieretti Drink: Mao Takrai At the New York location of Andy Ricker's Whiskey Soda Lounge, authenticity is the name of the game. Another Thai cocktail to try is the Roppongi Gimlet, made with Tito's Vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, cucumber and Thai chili. The funky watering hole known as "WTF" also has a fun list of Thai-style drinks, including the Muay Thai punch, made with Sangsom, triple sec, dark rum, lime, orange, syrup and grenadine. A second option takes that Singha beer as a base, and makes a Thaichelada, with tamarind, lime, Maggi sauce and Jaew Thai chili sauce, all served in a chili-salt rimmed glass. The drink takes hibiscus-infused Jameson Black Barrel and mixes it together with fresh lime juice, cane syrup, ginger syrup and Boston bitters, along with two kaffir lime leaves. Location: 2222 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA Bartender: Kristen Burns  Drink: Huckleberry Basil Mojito The Huckleberry Basil Mojito changes up the mint, lime and rum traditions of the mojito. Location: 1525 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CABartender: Bryan Hamann Drink: Sunny Jim The Sunny Jim is named for James "Sunny Jim" Rolph, San Francisco mayor in 1911, the year the Progress Theater first opened its doors. It's shaken and strained, served over cracked ice and garnished with a lemon twist and a Thai basil sprig. Location: 30 Water Street, New York, NY Bartender: Jillian Vose Drink: Spell Spoke Mixologist Jillian Vose came up with the Spell Spoke. This drink was concocted to commemorate "The Hangover Part II" --which features a few key scenes shot at the luxury hotel -- and was given a nod of approval by director Todd Phillips himself. It's mixed together and chilled overnight, served by the glass over a large ice cube and garnished with fresh spearmint. Location: 37 West 36th Street, New York, NY Bartender: Louis Zammaretto Drink: Siamese Storm A brand new addition to The Flatiron Room's cocktail list is the Siamese Storm. Location: 171 East Broadway, New York, NY Bartender: Sam Anderson Drink: Phil Khallins At the New York location of Mission Chinese Food, check out Sam Anderson's best seller, the Phil Khallins, served in a Chinese soup bowl. Location: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA Bartender: Yael Vengroff Drink: Midori Sour Located within the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, The Spare Room showcases a very Thai Midori Sour, featuring Hendrick's Gin, kaffir lime, Midori, egg white and matcha green tea. They are made from lemon peel, grapefruit peel and Citra hops, along with lemongrass, long peppercorn, ginger, galangal, cinnamon, cloves and toasted coriander seed. It's muddled together, shaken and garnished with a Thai basil leaf. Thai Basil Tom Collins gin, lemon juice, splash of soda water, fresh thai basil, splash of sour Thai Tea Margarita El Jimador Silver tequila, triple sec, homemade Thai Tea, homemade sour John Daly ginger-peach tea infused vodka, elderflower liqueur, lemonade, iced tea Chef Bob Sour dry-hopped maker's mark, sweet vermouth, homemade sour, bitters, lemon twist.
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