And when said cocktail is wrapped in a banana leaf? Well, I dare you to stop me after three. So yes, tomorrow may suck. Your productivity may be shot. That cute girl may never be at that bar again (though chances are, if she's drinking on a Monday, she will. Or she just really likes football Or you..)
The Thai cocktail courtesy of the lauded Somtum Der in the east village packs an exotic punch but is still simple enough to assemble that you can dazzle house guests without even trying.
Vodka 2 oz
Pandan leaf juice 1.5 oz
Lemongrass juice 1 oz
Honey 0.5 teaspoon
Triple sec 0.25 oz
Lime juice 0.25 oz
Mix over ice and serve with a wedge of lime or garnish of choice. I don't know how they say cheers in Thai, but cheers. Here's to hoping Tuesday sucks a little less!