Dream Or Nightmare: The Pho Cocktail

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm

A lot of the people I know who are into pho — which, for the uninitiated, is a Vietnamese noodle soup — are, like, really into pho. They eat it four or five times a week, are constantly on the hunt for the best hole-in-the-wall pho restaurant, and love nothing more than correcting people who pronounce it wrong. I mean, I love me some pho, but I have a hard time keeping up with them. For my pho-obsessed friends, the new pho-flavored cocktail dreamed up by a Philadelphia bartender might be the holy grail of alcoholic beverages. It’s made with gin or vodka, lime juice, a blend of pho broth seasonings (including charred ginger, onions, and star anise), basil, mint, and cilantro, and garnished with pickled bean sprouts and Sriracha sauce. For non-pho fanatics, though, I’m guessing this cocktail will be something of an acquired taste. Which camp are you in? [Neatorama]