Thai Bird Vodka

  • Sarah Copeland for Cooking Channel
Total Time:
168 hr 10 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
168 hr
1 bottle


  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 1 tablespoon white peppercorns
  • 4 to 6 mixed green and red Thai bird chiles
  • 2 to 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • One 750-milliliter bottle vodka


Bruise the lemongrass with the back of a knife 4 to 5 times. Place the lemongrass, peppercorns, chiles and lime leaves in a decorative bottle, pour over the vodka and seal. Turn or shake the bottle once a day for a week.

Gift Note: Give the bottle with this recipe for a Bloody Mary: Stir together 1/2 ounce Thai Bird Vodka, dash fish sauce or Worcestershire and Sriracha to taste. Pour over 1 cup ice and top with 1 cup fresh tomato juice. Garnish with a stalk of lemongrass, mint and/or Thai basil. Makes 1 drink.

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