Thais Woo Tourists With New Cocktail

Authorities hope concoction will cure hangover from airport protests
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2009 9:18 AM CST
The 'Siam Sunray' is made with traditional Thai ingredients like lemon grass, kaffir lime, and Thai chilli peppers.   (Tourism Authority of Thailand)
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(Newser) – Thailand's tourism authority is hoping the Siam Sunray will wash away the lingering aftertaste of airport anarchy, the Guardian reports. The newly invented cocktail—made with vodka and traditional Thai ingredients like Kaffir lime and lemongrass—was unveiled yesterday as part of a campaign to bolster a tourism industry battered by the global downturn and bad publicity from last year's protests.