March in the tropics is sizzling hot. It is also the time when branches of mango trees are laden with fruits. We’re monitoring how the tree in our garden is doing. Its fruits may be small but they have the texture of custard. When it’s time to harvest, I’m making Silom Sunrise.
What is Silom Sunrise? Imagine Tequila Sunrise without orange juice but with pureed sweet ripe mangoes instead. Silom Sunrise is thicker, richer, sweeter and, quite frankly, mesmerizing. If you like sweet and fruity mixed cocktails, you’ll enjoy Silom sunrise.
I found the recipe in a Thai cookbook and wondered why it was called Silom Sunrise. I am aware that Silom is the name of a street in Bangkok.
When the Thai sun is high, Silom is Bangkok’s answer to Wall Street, with high-rise office blocks full of workers spilling out into the streets at lunchtime and after work for their fill of local food. After sunset, Silom shows its true colours – bustling market stalls pop up, fine-dining restaurants open their doors and naughty nightclubs come alive.12 Best Things to Do in Silom
I wondered if it is also the name of the establishment where the cocktail drink originated. I couldn’t find any reference to a bar or restaurant called Silom so I’m guessing that Silom sunrise was coined to immortalize the colors of a tropical sunrise as viewed from Silom street.
The word silom itself means windmill.
Silom Sunrise: A Mango Cocktail
- 4 ripe mangoes
- 1 cup tequila
- ½ cup Triple Sec
- ¼ cup grenadine
- ½ cup lime juice
- 8 tablespoons white sugar
- 12 ice cubes or 2 cups crushed ice
- Slice the mangoes and discard the stones.
- Scoop out the flesh and place in the blender.
- Pour in the liquid ingredients and add the ice.
- Process until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve.
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