I'm with my mate Ian and we're having a green Thai curry. What cocktails go well with that?

Cocktail Colin says:

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Enjoying a green Thai curry with a well-matched cocktail can elevate your dining experience by balancing the spicy and rich flavors of the dish. Top on our list is the *Green Tea Gimlet*, which boasts a high rating of 4.7/5. This cocktail, with its refreshing blend of lime juice, gin, and a touch of lemon syrup, complemented by the subtlety of green tea, offers a crisp and zesty balance that would harmonize well with the creamy and herbaceous notes of the curry.

Another excellent match is the *Green Field* cocktail, rated 4.27/5. This drink combines coconut rum, triple sec, and melon liqueur with a tangy note from orange juice. The tropical and slightly sweet character of this cocktail, along with the citrus elements, would complement the spiciness of the curry while adding a refreshing contrast.

If you're in the mood for a more creative twist, the *Green Tea Mojito* might be just the ticket, rated 3.85/5. This drink mixes lime juice, mint leaves, and green tea, combining the traditional refreshing Mojito elements with the grassy notes of green tea. The minty freshness can help cool down the heat from the curry, making it a delightful pairing.

No matter which cocktail you choose, each of these options offers a unique interplay of flavors that can enhance your meal and provide a delightful culinary adventure.

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You asked: Best cocktails to pair with green Thai curry. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Green tea gimlet

Invented by Greg Henry and featured in his book Savoury Cocktails.

Lime juice (30ml), Gin (60ml), Lemon syrup (15ml), Green tea (Few bags)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Green Field

The Green Field cocktail is a vibrant and tropical blend that exudes a luscious green hue and is typically served...

Coconut rum (15ml), Triple Sec (15ml), Orange juice (120ml), Melon liqueur (30ml), Blue Curaçao (15ml)

5 ingredients
4.27 / 5

Midori Green Ghoul

The Midori Green Ghoul cocktail is a vibrant, Halloween-themed concoction that combines the sweet and fruity flavor of melon liqueur...

Melon liqueur (30ml), Ginger Beer (Top up), Yellow Chartreuse (15ml), Ginger liqueur (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.87 / 5

Green tea mojito

The Green Tea Mojito is an inventive twist on the classic Mojito cocktail, blending the refreshing zestiness of lime juice...

Lime juice (15ml), Mint Leaves (4), White rum (30ml), Sugar (2 teaspoons), Green tea (120ml)

5 ingredients
3.85 / 5


Featured in Imbibe Magazine Issue 4, this summertime cocktail is a refreshing drink with a good citrus kick.

Honey (Teaspoon), Mint Leaves (6), Lemon (3 slices), Gin (60ml), Cucumber (3 slices)

5 ingredients
3.82 / 5

Green Lagoon

The Green Lagoon is a vibrant cocktail that offers a sweet and citrusy flavor profile. It combines the clear, smooth...

Vodka (30ml), Melon liqueur (30ml), Lemonade (120ml), Lime Cordial (Dash)

4 ingredients
3.81 / 5

Lychee Cosmopolitan

The Lychee Cosmopolitan is an aromatic and fruity variation of the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail, which traditionally features cranberry juice. This...

Vodka (30ml), Triple Sec (30ml), Lime (30ml), Lychee Juice (150ml)

4 ingredients
3.79 / 5

Green Fantasy

The Green Fantasy is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that showcases a harmonious blend of fruity and botanical flavors. With...

Melon liqueur (10ml), Gin (10ml), Lemonade (Top up), Lime Cordial (Dash), Red vermouth (10ml)

5 ingredients
3.74 / 5

Dry Tai

Invented by Cooper Tardivel from Hawksworth Bar in Vancouver, this gin drink was featured in British Columbia Liquor's Taste Magazine.

Lime juice (30ml), Gin (30ml), Campari (15ml), Orgeat Syrup (10ml), Ginger liqueur (15ml), Ginger bitters (Dash)

6 ingredients
3.67 / 5

Spicy Samosa

The Spicy Samosa cocktail is an intriguing fusion of flavors that seem to draw inspiration from tropical and exotic profiles,...

Coconut rum (60ml), Vodka (60ml), Peach Schnapps (60ml), Lime juice (Top up), Orange juice (Top up), White rum (30ml), Tabasco Sauce (Dash), Mango Juice (Top up), Tropical Juice (Top up)

9 ingredients
3.63 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What types of flavors should I look for in cocktails to pair with a spicy dish?

When pairing cocktails with spicy dishes, look for beverages that offer a balance. Citric or tangy flavors can counteract the heat, while sweet notes can complement the spice. Fresh and crisp cocktails are also a great choice to provide a refreshing contrast.

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Why is a Green Tea Gimlet a good pairing for green Thai curry?

A Green Tea Gimlet is well-suited for green Thai curry due to its blend of lime juice, gin, and green tea. The citrus elements provide a zesty contrast to the creamy curry, while the subtle green tea notes blend harmoniously with herbaceous flavors.

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Are there any tropical cocktails that go well with green Thai curry?

Yes, tropical cocktails like the Green Field or Green Tea Mojito can pair wonderfully with green Thai curry. Their fruity and sweet elements complement the spicy and rich flavors of the curry, offering a well-rounded dining experience.

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How does a minty cocktail enhance the experience of eating spicy food?

Minty cocktails, like the Green Tea Mojito, can enhance the experience of eating spicy food by offering a cooling effect. The freshness of the mint helps to mellow the heat of the dish, making it a delightful and balanced pairing.

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Can a cocktail's sweetness affect the taste of a spicy dish like green Thai curry?

Yes, the sweetness in a cocktail can affect the taste of a spicy dish. Sweet cocktails can help tone down the heat and enhance the flavors of the curry, making it more enjoyable. The right level of sweetness can balance and complement the spicy notes.

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