Mud Thai

By • July 12, 2011 • 4 Comments

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Author Notes: Ever have those moments where you a bit of information flashes by your cognitive senses and disappears never to flash back again? & yet it leaves such a deep impression that you find yourself searching for it whenever the opportunity arises?
This idea stems from a clip on mixology I remember watching on Indian TV by India's foremost female mixologist Shatbi Basu. While the details of the clip are fuzzy, what remains crystal clear are the ingredients she used, fennel seeds, ginger & fresh Sugarcane juice, While the last ingredient is not really easy to obtain (unless you're in the vicinity of Union square in New York City where there is a juice bar that crushes this fresh while you wait), The canned variety makes for a wonderful substitute.
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Serves 1

  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 thick slice lemon cut into pieces, rind and all
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger root
  • 5-6 fresh Thai basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon brown cane sugar
  • 30 milliliters Bacardi light rum
  • 4 ounces chilled sugar cane juice
  • Ice as required
  1. Combine the fennel, lemon, ginger,Thai basil leaves and sugar. Muddle well.
  2. Add the rum, sugar cane juice and ice into a cocktail shaker along with the muddled mix and shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled glass & garnish with a sprig of thai basil.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Love the fennel with the thai basil. This sounds delicious.

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks hla.. it was oh so delicious quaffing it at mid noon!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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This sounds wonderful, Iove the fennel seed in the drink.Nice combination of flavors

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almost 3 years ago Panfusine

The fennel idea was all the mixologists,..but the thai basil & the fennel seemed to be made for each other.