Thai Moonlight Cocktail Recipe

Thai cuisine is Senior Catering + Event Producer, Maggie Millan Padron‘s favorite. So naturally, she chose to share a Thai inspired cocktail recipe.  She partnered up with Jason Lough, one of RVA’s favorite bartenders, who created the following recipe for a signature Thai Moonlight cocktail as an Eventspiration for our clients.

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Thai Moonlight 


  • 2oz. Clemente Martinique Rhum Agricol
  • ½ oz. lemongrass simple syrup(see recipe below)
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 6-8 Thai basil leaves
  • 1” thick slice of peeled cucumber


Combine all ingredients with ice and shake very hard. Strain through fine mesh conical strainer into cocktail coupe. Garnish with cucumber and Thai basil rose.

Lemongrass Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, cut up
  • 1 cup white sugar


Bring water to a boil and steep lemongrass stalks for 15 minutes. Strain, then add sugar.


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Maggie Millan Padron

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Many thanks to:

Recipe + Maggie and Kara’s Personality Profile Photography- Hayes & Fisk Photography

Maggie and Kara’s Personality Profile Hair & Makeup- Lou Stevens Glam Squad

Beverage Garnishes by- Kara Wilson

Kara Wilson

Recipe by- Jason Lough


Jason’s Action Shot by- Alex C Tenser Photography