is a golden spirt that has been available in Thailand since 1941 ad is now ready to compete for attention on the world stage. International Beverage Holdings Ltd.,is importing from Thailand and selling it in the U.S. Mekhong, named for Thailand's Mekhong River is made mostly from sugar cane and rice and infused with a blend of Thai herbs and spices. The Mekhong recipe was developed to complement the taste and flavor of Thai food and has hints of ginger, honey, toffee, vanilla, floral, herbs and citrus.
The most popular Mekhong cocktails are the Sabai Sabai, the Thai welcome drink, which seeks to compete with mojitos and margaritas in the U.S. Sabai Sabai calls for 1.5 shots of Mekhong, 1.5 shots fresh squeezed lemon juice, .75 shot simple sugar syrup, a finger pinch of sweet Thai basil and club soda. More Mekhong recipes and its history is available at the Mekhong website, The Spirit of Thailand.The importers are hoping that Mekhong might be the next cachaca.