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Waiter, There’s Tequila in My Soup

Friday Happy Hour: Where Thai Curry Gets the Cocktail Treatment

By Hadley Tomicki ·
“Let me get a shot of tequila with a Thai curry back.”

What a strange thing to say.

It’s like our fictional speaker doesn’t know that you can now get them together, as one.

You do, though. Because you’re reading about the Same Same, a quaffable cocktail from drinksmith Chris Adams of Orange County’s YNK.

It sure looks like a bowl of something comforting you’d be served at a Thai restaurant. And it kind of is. Except here you’ve got a tequila-spiked effort featuring the savory flavors of Thai basil, coconut cream, yellow curry powder and chilies.


You always knew soup was missing something.

Same Same

2 oz Casamigos Tequila
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz Coco Lopez
1/2 oz Thai basil syrup*
1 barspoon yellow curry powder
4 slices Fresno chilies

Lightly muddle chilies in a tin, add remaining ingredients and stir to dissolve curry powder. Add ice, shake and strain over large rock of ice, preferably in a miso bowl. Garnish with cilantro leaves and Fresno chili slices.

*Thai Basil Syrup

2 cups water
2 cups sugar
3 stalks Thai basil

Combine all ingredients in a pot and heat on medium. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, then simmer for five minutes. Remove from heat, cool, strain and use.
Hadley Tomicki

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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