Thailand. – I didn’t know I liked Martinis …
Until Zeavola Resort’s GM Florian Hallerman ordered me their signature Tom Yam Martini as I sat with my feet in the sand just metres from the lapping waves, having dinner under a warm inky sky.
On both nights of my stay, without asking, my ice-cold salt rimmed cocktail glass was delivered, the protruding stick of lemongrass closely resembling a straw in the soft light.
It was spicy and delicious with a bite that complimented my vegetarian Thai curry and the seductive mood.
Once back, I wrote and asked for the recipe so I could share it here:
- 45ml of Vodka
- 15ml of Triple Sec
- 60ml of Lemon Juice
- 2g of chopped Lime
- 2g finely chopped Chilies
- A stick of Lemongrass
- A dash of sugar syrup
Mix it all in a cocktail shaker and pour into a pre-chilled salt rimmed glass. Make enough for more than one and sit as you savour the familiar spices, in a drink.
It is true that senses are often heightened when we travel, although I’ve tried this recipe since getting home, and even though I couldn’t mimic the ingredients exactly, it was equally tasty.
- Zeavola Resort. Krabi’s Koh Phi Phi. For the Love of the Sea.
- Zeavola Resort’s Award Winning Sustainable Practices.
- Zeavola Resort. Taking to the Sea off Koh Phi Phi.
More posts on my visits to Thailand.
Note: I was hosted by Green Pearls and Zeavola Resort accommodated me on a fully inclusive with Spa Treatment and activities basis. I am most grateful.