Thai Sabai

The signature drink of Thailand reflects one component of the easygoing Thai “Sabai Sabai” concept. Discover the story behind Mekhong Thai Sabai here.






Mekhong Thai Sabai was not only created as the signature cocktail of the Mekhong brand, but also as an embodiment of the country as its national beverage. We have imbued the cocktail with the distictively a Thai essence as possible, which is why the Thai concept of Sabai Sabai plays a part in the cocktail’s character and composition. Mekhong Thai Sabai comprises raw ingredients that are readily found in Thai cuisine. It is also simple to make, with a sour and sweet taste infused with aromatic Thai herbs. Relish and relax with Mekhong Thai Sabai, a refreshing complement to Thailand’s hot climate.


45 ml. Mekhong
25 ml. Fresh lime juice
20 ml. Sugar syrup
4-8 of Thai sweet basil leaves
Splash of soda


• Slap & tear basil leaves then drop into the shaker.
• Pour Mekhong and ingredients into the shaker, shake well with ice cubes.
• Pour and double strain into rock glass over ice with a splash of soda.
Garnish: Thai sweet basil sprig and lime wedge.

Main Ingredients

  • Lime

    One of the most integral ingredients
    found in all Thai kitchens, lime
    provides an extra kick, unlike the
    effect from lemons.

  • Thai Basil

    The heady aroma of sweet Thai basil
    imparts a unique Thai character.

  • Mekhong

    The authentic Thai spirit, brewed according to the recipe of an age-old elixir, brings a truly Thai flavor and aroma unlike no other.

Experience Mekhong Thai Sabai

Savor the original Mekhong Thai Sabai or a version with a creative twist at these high-end restaurants, bars and hotels…

Thai Restaurant

• Patara Fine Thai Cuisine
• Saneh Jaan Restaurant
• Jim Thompson Restaurant & Wine Bar
• Blue Elephant Restaurant
• Siam Wisdom Restaurant
• Supanniga Eating Room

Bar and Restaurant

• Tep Bar
• Woobar
• Capri Restaurant & Bar
• Checkmate Bar & Bistro


• Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
• Marriott Bangkok Hotel
• Banyan Tree Bangkok
• The Okura Prestige Bangkok
• Chatrium Riverside Bangkok
• Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

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