Southeast Asian Gin & Tonic

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When Aaron was studying cooking in northern Thailand, his first lesson was to go to the green market to learn about the ingredients. Wandering the market he was transfixed by all the scents. He had never smelled anything so unique, so green, and so excitingly complex. Upon his return from Thailand, Aaron did some research on cocktail culture and learned about the evolution of the gin and tonic during colonial times and how the drink co-evolved with the local botanicals. The historical roots of the drink blended culture and taste into this refreshing cocktail. In the Southeast Asian Gin & Tonic, the kaffir lime announces itself first followed by Thai basil, mint and cilantro. Ginger, galangal and lemongrass wait patiently for their turn to be discovered.



  • Beaker
  • Bar Spoon
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Collins Glass
  • Small Pot
  • Whisk
  • Magic Air Maker


Active Time: 5 Minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes


1 Cocktail

Control Freak Method

  • Make Foam

    In a small pot mix together the water, sugar, lime juice, and kaffir lime leaves torn into 4 pieces. Bring the pan to a simmer and remove it from the heat. Allow the kaffir lime leaves to steep for 10 minutes.

    Strain the kaffir lime liquid through a strainer. Allow the liquid to cool by placing the pan in a bowl of ice water.

    Once cooled, sprinkle the foam magic over the kaffir lime liquid. Briefly whisk before placing the  stone of the magic mar maker into the liquid.

    After 2-3 minutes you should have enough foam to garnish multiple drinks.

    When finished unplug the magic air maker and soak it in clean water. The foam will stay stable for up to an hour.

  • Mix Cocktail

    In a beaker place 4-5 ice cubes, gin, simple syrup, lime juice, and Alice & The Magician Thai Green Market Elixir.

    Use a bar spoon to stir the drinks until the cocktail has chilled, about 10 seconds.

    In a collins glass place 8-10 ice cubes or as many as it takes to fill the glass about 1 inch from the top.

    Cover the beaker with a cocktail strainer and pour the cocktail through a fine mesh strainer into the collins glass. The strainer will prevent any ice shards from further diluting the drink.

    Place the bar spoon into the glass and pour the tonic water down the neck of the bar spoon. This technique prevents the tonic water from losing it’s carbonation.

    Mist the top of the glass with Alice & And The Magician Andalusia’s Garden Aromatic spray.

    Spoon the Kaffir lime foam into the glass and server immediately.

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