Pok Pok Som Cocktail Recipes

Pok Pok’s drinking vinegars, know as Som, are both tart and sweet. They make refreshing soft drinks, mixed in a ratio  of one part Som to four parts soda water. Used full strength in cocktails, they’re a wonderfully subtle source of flavor. And of course, Pok Pok Soms are made right here in Portland.

 

Tamarind Whiskey Soda

A brown drink well-suited to warmer weather, this fresh take on a classic comes from Mitchell McCartney and Ian Williamson of Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco.

  • Tamarind-Whiskey-Soda2 ozs. Bourbon
  • 3/4-oz. Brown Sugar Syrup*
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 ozs. Pok Pok Tamarind Som
  • Cherry for garnish

Place all ingredients, along with ice, in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, then double-strain into a double rocks glass over a King Cube with a good cocktail cherry for garnish.

* To make Brown Sugar Syrup, combine one part brown sugar and one part water in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is completely dissolved. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

 

Hunny

Place all ingredients, along with ice, in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, then double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

 

 

 

 

Apple Gin Rickey

Fill a tall glass with ice, then add the Gin and Pok Pok Som. Top up with soda water, squeeze a lemon on top, and garnish with a cherry.

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. Joe says:

    The Hunny is exceptional when livened with a bit of habanero!

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