Whether you dine in or dine out, spice up the occasion with exotic richness with the amazing new Thai spirit created from sugar cane, rice and infused with a special blend of herbs and spices indigenous to Thailand.  The secretive formula of Mekhong delivers a distinctive rounded texture, delightful aroma and smooth, balanced finish.  This golden spirit is idea for fascinating and flavorful cocktails. 

Mekhong is golden, dark amber and reddish copper in appearance with flavors and aromas that lean toward both spicy and sweet.  The underlying flavors hint at ginger, honey, toffee, vanilla, floral, herbs and a tinge of citrus.  The trendiest restaurants, bars and night clubs have already picked up on the seductive flavor of Mekhong.  The popular SoHo restaurant, Elizabeth, serves up the signature Redrum cocktail which is topped off with a red rose petal; the perfect touch for Valentine’s Day. 


Created by John Freeman

2-1/2 measures Mekhong

1/2 cap Rose Syrup

6 Brandied Cherries

1 measure Egg Whites

1/2 measure Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 measure Simple Syrup

Grated Nutmeg

Rose Petal

Coat martini glass with rose syrup. Discard excess. Muddle brandy cherries and add egg whites. Add fresh lime juice, simple syrup and shake without ice. Add ice and Mekhong. Shake to blend and chill.  Strain into martini glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg and rose petal.

My Funny Valentine

2 measures Mekhong

1/4 Fresh Lemon – juiced

1/2 packet Sugar

Splash Hazelnut Liqueur


Rim martini glass with lemon and dip into sugar. Set aside. Squeeze lemon and remaining ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into prepared glass.

Cupid’s Seeds of Love Martini

2 measures Mekhong

1 measure Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 Pomegranate Fruit

3/4 measure Simple Syrup

Pomegranate Seeds Garnish

Muddle pomegranate flesh and simple syrup in mixing glass. Add remaining liquids with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Be Mine Martini

3 measures Mekhong

1 measure Sweet Vermouth

3/4 measure Benedictine

Orange Twist & Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Place liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake or stir according to preference until liquids are chilled. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange twist and maraschino cherry.

Cupid’s Indulgence

1-1/2 measures Vanilla Vodka

1/2 measure Mekhong

1/2 measure Irish Cream

1/2 teaspoon Chocolate Syrup

Drizzle chocolate syrup in chilled cocktail glass. Set aside. Place remaining liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into prepared cocktail glass.

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Fall in Love with The Spirit of Thailand this Valentine’s Day