Purely refreshing: Thailand’s sexiest non-alcoholic cocktails
Skip the soda, and rethink tea and fruit juice. The Chiva Som Resort in Hua Hin and the Jim Thompson House in Bangkok have the right idea when it comes to alcohol-free sipping: put the same care into these as you would with alcoholic concoctions, and then add that healthy twist.
Photographs courtesy Chiva Som Resort, Hua Hin
A natural high: arrivals at Chiva Som are greeted with chilled lemongrass tea.
- 5 oz freshly juiced or blended pineapple
- 1 small banana
- 1 oz honey
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 4 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients until smooth and pour into glass.
- 3 oz red apple juice
- 3 oz carrot juice
- 3 oz cucumber juice
Blend all juices together, pour into a tall glass and garnish with a cucumber slice.
Vitamin C Power
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz orange juice
- 2 oz green apple juice
- 2 oz broccoli
Blend all fruits, veggies and juices in a blender. Garnish with pineapple wedge and, if available, orchid.
- 4 oz green apple juice
- 2 oz kale juice
- 2 oz celery juice
Blend all fruits, veggies and juices in a blender. Garnish with celery stalk, apple slice, if available, orchid.
- 2 oz blackberries
- 2 oz plain yogurt
- 4 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz honey
Juice fresh berries and pineapple. Add yoghurt and honey into the blender, and blend all ingredients well.
At the Jim Thompson House
Things go better with mango, soda and lime, in any kind of combo, at the Jim Thompson House museum’s restaurant. They don’t have to be complicated to be interesting:
Agave syrup can be substituted for honey.
These are also great “ice breaker” drinks for outdoor Sunday brunch in warmer climates and hotter months, especially as they are not overly sweet.