Have you made a makrut lime leaf drink or cocktail before? Here are five helpful tips on how to make your own delicious citrus makrut (kaffir) lime leaf drinks.
The makrut lime is an unusual yet unique lime found mostly in Asia and Thailand. This lime and its leaves provide a variety of health benefits, such as promoting oral and digestive health. You can identify the makrut Lime by its bumpy texture.
The makrut lime (sometimes referred to also as kaffir) can also make delicious drinks! These are a standout from your regular vodka drinks and make a great way to wind down your day or serve at parties.
If you are curious about trying a makrut lime leaf cocktail, use these five tips to get one of the most interesting and delicious citrus cocktails you've ever had.
1. Use Real Makrut Leaves
To make DIY makrut drinks, you'll need to use fresh makrut leaves. Only then will you get the distinct flavor and freshness of the lime. Since makrut lime is exotic citrus, you may have trouble finding these in your local supermarket.
The best bet is to buy makrut (kaffir) leaves online and have them delivered straight to your door. If you're not going to use them right away, you can freeze them for a long period of time to maintain freshness.
2. Use Vodka
Do you have a favorite vodka? Consider using it to make makrut (kaffir) lime-infused vodka!
All you will need is your choice of vodka and several makrut lime leaves. For every cup of vodka, use up to three leaves (or more if you prefer it stronger.)
Store in a cool, dark place while the infusion occurs, shaking the cup of vodka and leaves a couple of times a day. After 5-7 days, store the finished product in the refrigerator. Now you're ready to finish making your makrut lime leaf cocktail!
3. Use Sugar
You can also make your own makrut lime leaf syrup using sugar and water. This syrup has a variety of uses.
Bring one cup of water, one cup of white sugar, and about 5-6 makrut lime leaves to a boil. Once cooled, allow it to sit for four hours, strain out the leaves, and then store in the fridge. You should use the syrup in ten days for freshness.
4. Don't Forget Dessert
While you can drink your makrut lime cocktail alone, it's much better to pair it with a dessert. These cocktails work well with light citrusy desserts like key lime pie or lemon bars.
There's no limit to what deserts you can try with this one-of-a-kind drink!
Cocktails are very popular, but not everyone enjoys an alcoholic drink. With makrut lime leaves, you can make other drinks minus the alcohol that taste just as citrusy and bright as alcoholic ones.
Using a few makrut leaves or syrup, add it to sparkling water with ice, and you have a refreshing drink without the alcohol. Perfect for a warm afternoon!
Makrut Lime Leaf Cocktail: Try It Today
The makrut lime leaf cocktail is a hit on its own or at cocktail parties. Try making your own fresh, homemade makrut lime leaf drink today!
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