Sawasdee Kha


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By Yvette van Boven

Published 2011

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An alcohol-free cocktail, which I named after having had it in Thailand. For 1 litre (4 cups), or approx. 6 or 7 glasses


  • 1 carton pineapple juice, or 1 litre (4 cups) fresh pineapple juice (1 pineapple)
  • 8 lemongrass stalks
  • 2.5 cm (1 inch) piece of ginger, peeled
  • 8 tbsp watermelon syrup or use grenadine syrup
  • maraschino cherries for a fancy garnish


Remove the outer leaves from the lemongrass. Cut the core of the lemongrass and the ginger into sections and purée with the pineapple juice in a blender. Then pour through a sieve into a tall jug. Serve the cocktail in tall glasses and pour a tbsp of watermelon syrup onto it. Such a posh alcohol-free drink surely has to be garnished with a cherry!