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Thai Old Fashioned

Thai Old Fashioned
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Fish Cheeks

At Fish Cheeks in New York City, the cocktails, developed by Dev Johnson of Employees Only fame, lean fruity and refreshing to accompany chef and co-owner Ohm Suansilphong’s bold and spicy cooking. The exception is this spirit-forward take on an Old Fashioned, made with makrut lime leaf and lemon peel, multiple types of bitters, and Mekhong, a Thai spirit similar to spiced rum. “It’s an intensely flavored cocktail that works with our intensely flavored food,” says Suansilphong.

This recipe originally appeared as part of "How to Put a Thai Twist on Classic Cocktails."

Ingredients

  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 2 makrut lime leaves
  • 1 swath lemon peel
  • 2 ounces Mekhong (or other spiced rum)
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • Garnish: orange peel
  • Garnish: lime leaf

Steps

  1. In a rocks glass, gently muddle the bitters, lime leaves and lemon peel.

  2. Add the Mekhong, simple syrup and ice, and stir until chilled.

  3. Garnish with an orange peel and a lime leaf.