KL (Kuala Lumpur) Gin Smash

This is great to cool off those hot tropical KL nights!

Servings: 1 Person


  • 1oz Lemongrass Syrup
  • 1.5oz - 2oz Gin (you can use 1oz Sake and reduce gin for added depth)
  • 1oz Calamansi Lime (Key Lime or equal parts Mandarin/Orange & Regular Lime as an alternative)
  • 4 - 5 Clapped Thai Basil / Mint
  • Pinch of Foodscout Jack Daniel's Whiskey Barrel Smoked Sea Salt
  • Soda to top it off


To make Lemongrass Syrup:

  1. Combine equal parts sugar and water in a pot.
  2. Add 2-3 stalks of lemongrass and bring to a boil, ensuring all sugar has dissolved.
  3. Lower heat and simmer for 15 mins.
  4. Turn off heat and let steep for another 30 mins.
  5. Strain and let cool.
  6. Keeps in the fridge up to a month.

For the Cocktail:

  1. Add Lemongrass Syrup, Gin, Calamansi in a shaker with ice.
  2. Give it a hard shake and strain over ice in an old fashioned glass. 
  3. Add some soda to top off the drink.
  4. Garnish with some Thai Basil / Mint clapped between your hands.
  5. Garnish with a Pinch of Foodscout Jack Daniel's Whiskey Barrel Smoked Sea Salt.
  6. Yam Seng!

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