Refreshing Fridays: Spice it up with a Siam Sunray

- Melanie Zieba,

siam-sunrayAlthough not a famous cocktail yet, Thailand’s newest national signature cocktail has been recently invented to make sure that visitors to the country get a little spice in their vacation.

This is a cocktail drink for all occasions, and who doesn’t like to celebrate? And, although this drink does take a bit longer to prepare than your average cocktail, the results will be oh so worth it. Choc-tee!

-2 small red Thai chili peppers
-1 stalk lemon grass
-3 quarter size slices ginger root
-1 Kaffir lime leaf
-1 ounce vodka
-1 ounce coconut-rum
-1/4 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
-1/2 ounce simple syrup
-Club soda

-Cut a small sliver from the Thai chili pepper and reserve the rest for another drink. Keep the other whole chili pepper for garnish.
-Over ice, bring together the sliver of the chili pepper, ginger, Kaffir lime leaf, and lemon grass in a cocktail shaker and muddle to bring tout the aroma and flavor of the Thai herbs.
-Add the simple syrup, lime juice, vodka and coconut rum and shake well.
-Strain into an iced glass and add a slash of soda water.
-Garnish with a whole Thai chili and a slice of lemon grass.
-Close your eyes and begin daydreaming about Thai beaches.

Where to get a great Siam Sunray during your next vacation to Thailand:

outrigger-serenity-terraces-resortOutrigger Serenity Terraces:
Beautiful Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort in Phuket is situated on a sugary beach at Chalong Bay. At this boutique hotel, you’ll have excellent views of the Andaman Sea.

hyatt-regency-hua-hinThe Barai at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin:
Think tranquil, spiritual and elegant – The Barai at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin is an excellent spa hotel designed for overnight stays and spa treatments. This tiny boutique hotel in Hua Hin only has eight rooms.

anantara-si-kao-resort-spa-thailandAnantara Si Kao Resort and Spa, Thailand:
You won’t find a nicer beachfront location than Anantara Si Kao Resort and Spa in Thailand. Only an hour away from the airport of Sikao, this resort boasts excellent views of the nearby islands, fresh cuisine and excellent rooms of varying sizes.

x2-koh-samui-thailandX2 Samui:
Perfect for couples looking for a relaxing escape or a honeymoon, X2 offers 27 luxurious villas (most with private swimming pools). We love this resort’s beachfront location.

the-libraryThe Library:
Elegant, minimalist and modern is how we’d describe The Library (a chic 26-room hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand).

lebua-at-state-towerLebua at State Tower:
Right in the heart of Bangkok, you’ll get breathtaking views of the city and of Chao Phraya River from Lebua at State Tower.

Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all – and we can’t think of a better place to do that than at Rayavade, located about 800 kms south of Bangkok. Think white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and an amazing assortment of wildlife.

the-racha-resort-phuketThe Racha:
Located on the island of Racha, The Racha Hotel can’t be in a better locale. Surrounded by warm, turquoise water, you won’t find better snorkeling on more colorful reefs!

the-tongsai-bayThe Tongsai Bay:
Beautiful and perfect any time of year, The Tongsai Bay is ideal for weddings, honeymoons and travelers who care about eco-friendly accommodation. The hotel is on the northeast coast of Samui Island and is purposely designed to blend in harmoniously with the surrounding environment.

phuket-pavilionsPhuket Pavilions:
The world “intimate” perfectly describes Phuket Pavilions. Here, guests are afforded total privacy. Tan lines are a no-no at this gorgeous retreat.

the-oriental-bangkokMandarin Oriental, Bangkok:
Known for its sheer extravagance and over-the-top décor, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is one of the premier hotels in Thailand. You will not want to leave this hotel without taking a trip to its world famous spa.

Amanpuri Resort in ThailandAmanpuri:
This gorgeous resort in Phuket is located within a former coconut plantation and overlooks the Andaman Sea. All pavilions feature an outdoor sala, king-sized bed and separate bath and shower.

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  2. Very interesting articles about Samui Villa. Thanks very much admin ! I`ll definitely visit again your website. Keep up the good work !

  3. very interesting cocktail drink recipe. Do you have to sliver lime leaf to release fragrance?

  4. vera says:

    Thats a favorite of mine too

  5. Keendo says:

    So interesting resort reviews.

    Now, I’m interested to find Thai wedding resort for my wedding ceremony next year.

    Anantara Sikao resort & spa looks so beautiful…