Laotian in Motion

Recipe by Denis Gor

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Kaffir Lime Leaf-infused Wódka Vodka*
  • 0.75 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • 0.75 oz. Perfect Puree of Napa Valley Lychee Puree
  • 0.25 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.25 oz. Frangelico
  • Q Ginger Beer

*Kaffir Lime Leaf-infused Wódka Vodka

To infuse, combine 1 bottle of Wodka Vodka with 1/2 cup of loosely packed kaffir lime leaves in a non-reactive container. Allow to sit for 24 hours, then strain out leaves and bottle.

Preparation: Place ice spear into highball glass to temper while cocktail is being built. In a shaker, combine all ingredients except ginger beer. Add ice and shake. Double strain over ice spear into highball glass. Top with Q Ginger Beer and stir to combine. Garnish with pineapple leaf and serve with a straw.

Garnish: Pineapple Leaf

Glassware: Highball Glass

Cocktail Inspiration:

I created this cocktail as a tribute to one of our business owners. She’s Laotian and is constantly moving between our two restaurants to make sure that everything is running smoothly. I wanted to capture her fun personality in a Southeast Asian-style tiki drink.