Among the tasty meals, Thai drinks are enough delicious to make tourists mouth-watering. The following are top drinks in Thailand excluding the fruity ones.
The good old whiskies, MeKhong and SangSom, are best friends of most backpackers partying in Thailand. Although, calling them whiskey doesn’t actually make much sense since they’re more rum-like being made with 95% sugarcane and molasses and 5% rice. While MeKhong is the oldest, SangSom is the leading whiskey in Thailand’s industry. The ultimate party experience in Thailand involves drinking out of buckets, in which the main ingredient is usually Thai Whiskey.
Thailand has two beers that have gained popularity among all beer drinkers; Singha and Chang. Singha is a favorite for its taste while Chang is favored for its dirt cheap price. They constantly battle for the number one spot on Thailand’s top selling beer list. Regardless of the gold medalist, both are refreshing and go great with those spicy Thai dishes.
Thai iced tea
Better known as Cha Yen to locals, Thai Iced Tea is one of the most traditional drinks in Thailand. Its bright orange color has attracted many curious eyes and its strong sweetness has got tasters hooked. Prepared hot or cold, there are many different variations to make the drink. Thai tea is mixed with sugar and one of the following; condensed milk, evaporated milk, coconut milk, or half and half. Additional ingredients can be tamarind, orange blossom water, star anise, cinnamon, and other spices. It can be ordered at a restaurant served in a tall glass or on the street in a plastic bag. Whatever the case, do not leave Thailand without trying Thai Iced Tea. This thick sweet tea will make you forget coffee, no matter how addicted you are.
Speaking of coffee, all addicts will fall in love with Cafe Boran (ancient coffee). It can be best described in three words; rich, strong, and sweet. Mixed with sweetened condensed milk and cream, the coffee grinds are usually steeped in a cloth-like filter. Some even throw in cardamom and coriander!