Summer is here and we’re always looking for frozen treats in Seattle! Soi is serving up a rotating selection of boozy popcicles or “poptails” in their bar. My Seattle Foodie Podcast co-host Nelson Lau and I were invited to celebrate the launch with other local foodies at 10 Degrees. Soi collaborated with Oola Distillery to serve up poptails, cocktails from Soi’s Bar Manager Kyle Browning, and tasty bites from Soi’s Chef Yui Wiborg.
Popcicles remind me of a warm summer day when I’m trying to beat the heat. Even today, I love keeping popcicles in the freezer, picking my favorite flavor, and sitting on the porch to stay cool. Soi’s flavors include Thai Tea, Watermelon, Spicy Pineapple, Moscow Mule, and Thai Coffee.
- Thai Tea: El Dorado 3 yr. rum, Thai Tea, condensed milk
- Moscow Mule: ALOO vodka, housemade ginger beer, lime
- Spicy Pineapple: Tequila, pineapple juice, Thai chiles, lime
- Watermelon: ALOO vodka, watermelon juice, lemon
- Thai Coffee: Blended Scotch whiskey, Thai coffee, condensed milk
I tried them all and my favorite was the Watermelon! It was light and fresh and my idea of summer. The Spicy Pineapple had a nice bite to it! The Moscow Mule was refreshing and all I was missing was the copper cup. The Thai Tea and Coffee flavors were rich and creamy from the condensed milk. All of the poptails blended very well and are a fun way to get your happy hour on!
Kyle Browning was serving up three cocktails onsite.
- Browning Derby: OOLA Waitsburg bourbon, Pierre Ferrand dry curacao, grapefruit oleo saccharum, honey, lemon, angostura bitters
- Tamarind Whiskey Sour: OOLA Waitsburg bourbon, tamarind paste, palm sugar, lime, soda
- Droppin’ Dimes: Lavender-infused OOLA gin, Cocci Rosa, honey, grapefruit, lemon
I didn’t try all three of these but love lavender, which complimented OOLA’s gin perfectly! It was a lovely cocktail to celebrate the end of a work day.
Soi brought over tasty bites made by Chef Yui Wiborg. Their roots are in the North Eastern region of Isan.
- Larb Tod: pork meatballs, fish sauce, kaffir lime leaf, shallots, and lemongrass served with fresh ginger, peanuts, and spicy lime sauce
- Moo Dat Deaw: pork marinated in soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and palm sugar, deep fried and served with Thai Sriracha
- Street Food Vendor Doughnuts: long doughnuts, fried and served with pandan egg custard
I’m a fan of Soi’s food, especially their brunch. The bites were perfect for the evening. My favorite was the Larb Tod which is fun to assemble and eat. It was a fun night full of great cocktails, poptails, and bites! Many thanks to everyone who made the night a success.
Check out Soi on Capitol Hill and try a different flavor of poptail each week! Post your poptail pictures using the hashtag #SoiPoptails and you could win dinner for two at Soi. Check out their social media posts for more details!