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Do It Yourself Cocktails

SPRING into the season with these delicious new cocktails at Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill!

We’re firm believers that anyone can make a delicious cocktail with the right ingredients, a touch of creativity, expert guidance, and a little bit of practice. At Ling & Louie’s, we love taking classic cocktails and putting our own “Not Boring” spin on them. We also love sharing these cocktails with all the WOKSTARS out there even more!

Below are recipes for the featured cocktails from our Passport to Thailand menu, available throughout March. Invite your friends over, shake up these delicious libations, and be ready to soak in the adulation!

Bangkok Spritz

This delicious cocktail is an exotic twist on the super-refreshing Aperol Spritz. We find this to be the perfect cocktail to enjoy after an afternoon at the ballpark during Spring Training!

1.5 oz. Aperol

1/2 Fresh Thai Chili (optional)

.5 oz. Mango Puree

Juice from half a lemon

Combine the above ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake. Strain into an ice filled wine glass and top with equal parts Prosecco and Club Soda. Garnish with a slice of orange


Ko Phi Phi Cooler

Fusing Asian and Mexican flavors isn’t anything new. We’ve taken a basic Paloma recipe and added some exotic Asian flavors for a unique tequila-based cocktail that is perfect for Spring’s patio weather!

1.5 oz. Reposado Tequila (we recommend Espolon)

1 large pinch of Fresh Cilantro

.5 oz. Ginger Syrup*

Juice from half a lime

2 oz. Pink Grapefruit Juice

Combine the above ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake vigorously to break up the cilantro. Strain into your favorite glass filled with ice and top with a dash of Club Soda. Garnish with a couple cilantro sprigs and slice of grapefruit.

Thai Basil Mule

Who doesn’t love a good Moscow Mule? This special mix combines exotic Thai basil with familiar flavors for a one-of-a-kind Mule!

.5 oz. Ginger Syrup*

10 Thai basil leaves

1.5 oz. Citrus Vodka (we recommend Skyy Infusions Citrus)

Juice from half a lemon

1/2 lemon, squeezed

Combine the above ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake vigorously to break up the Thai basil. Strain into an ice filled copper mug and fill with Ginger Beer. Garnish with a lemon slice and Thai basil sprig.


*Ginger Syrup: Roughly chop 4 oz. of fresh ginger and place in a pot with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce to a simmer and continue stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow ginger to continue steeping in syrup for 20 minutes. Strain ginger out of syrup. Syrup will stay good in the refrigerator for 1 week.



Japanese cuisine is world-renowned for its highly meticulous preparation methods and refined presentations. Great Japanese cuisine represents the balance of the finest ingredients and skillful preparation. This results in pure flavors that bring out the best qualities in each ingredient.

For our trip to Japan, we have chosen to provide a cross-section of popular Japanese cuisine. For some items, such as our Miso-Marinated Sea Bass and Spicy Udon, we have chosen to provide authentic flavors as you would find throughout Japan. For other dishes, we have infused classic Japanese techniques with our unique American flair. You will see this in dishes like our Pork Katsu Sandwich and Shrimp Sumo Roll, which is a fusion of a sushi roll and burrito!

To highlight the cuisine, we have hand-crafted some amazing cocktails using Japanese sake, such as our refreshing Sake Sangria and luscious Coconut-Lychee Martini. For serious cocktail lovers, we are also offering a Green Tea Sour, featuring Hibiki ‘Japanese Harmony’ Whisky shaken with a house-made green tea syrup and fresh citrus. If you’d like a truly authentic experience, enjoy a sampling of TYKU Sake, featuring their Junmai Ginjo, Cucumber and Coconut Nigori offerings.



Jalapeño-Yellowtail Roll GF*   Fresh yellowtail, sliced jalapeño, avocado, cilantro, spicy garlic sauce
Recommended Pairing: TYKU Junmai Ginjo Sake


Spicy Ahi Roll GF*   Diced ahi mixed with spicy mayo and asparagus 
Recommended Pairing: TYKU Cucumber Sake


Wokin’ Hot Shishito Peppers GF    Tossed in a sweet sesame glaze 
Recommended Pairing: TYKU Coconut Nigori Sake



Miso Soup  Ling’s take on this classic Japanese soup  



Miso-Marinated Sea Bass GF    Wok-seared and served over baby bok choy with sake-dashi broth and roasted shishito peppers 
Recommended Pairing: Sake Southside



Pork Katsu Sandwich*   Panko-breaded pork tenderloin topped with lettuce, salsa, tonkatsu sauce and mustard  
Recommended Pairing: Green Tea Sour


Spicy Udon   Fresh vegetables wok’d with thick udon noodles in a spicy house-made teriyaki sauce
Choice of: Chicken,  Beef*, Shrimp, Scallops*, or Salmon*  

Recommended Pairing: Coconut-Lychee Martini


Shrimp Sumo Roll GF     A hybrid of a sushi roll and burrito… wok’d shrimp, pineapple salsa, spinach and sweet soy glaze, wrapped with seasoned rice and soy paper
Recommended Pairing: Sake Sangria

Hand-Crafted Cocktails

Sake Sangria
TYKU Cucumber Sake infused with watermelon and fresh mint

Green Tea Sour
Hibiki ‘Japanese Harmony’ Whisky, green tea syrup, fresh lemon, sparkling water

Coconut-Lychee Martini
TYKU Coconut Sake, Soho Lychee Liqueur, ginger, fresh citrus

Sake Southside
TYKU Cucumber Sake shaken with fresh mint, green tea, lemon juice and egg white


TYKU Junmai Ginjo Sake
Rich and silky texture with peach and vanilla notes

TYKU Cucumber Sake
Light and refreshing, with delicate cucumber notes and a smooth finish

TYKU Coconut Nigori Sake
Unfiltered with a creamy texture and subtle hint of vanilla and coconut

TYKU Sake Flight
A two ounce sampling of each premium sake from TYKU

Learn more about our 2018 Passport Menus.

*  Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness; contains (or may contain) raw or undercooked ingredients.
GF Items can be made gluten free. Substitutions may apply. Not a gluten free kitchen.

Quench Your Thirst with us During National Whiskey Month

Historically, we’ve celebrated National Bourbon Month in September. This year, we’re expanding to all types of Whiskey!

We’re not just talking drinks, either. We have an amazing limited time only menu where we’re adding a dose of Whiskey to Ling’s Modern Asian cuisine. There’s no way you can be bored with our chefs regularly creating new and exciting dishes for you to enjoy!

Did you know that Whiskey is our country’s most popular spirit? At Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, we want you to taste Whiskey in a whole new way with our “Asian Fusion” inspired dishes. 

Our whiskey-infused appetizers are a great introduction to this featured menu. Our Jalapeño Yellowtail Roll will be a sushi experience unlike any other you’ve had. This delicious roll is topped with spicy whiskey-garlic sauce. The Whiskey BBQ Flatbread appetizer features whiskey-hoisin BBQ sauce, candied bacon and blackened chicken. Either dish is a fantastic way to start your meal!

For the main course, why not try our delicious Bourbon-Glazed Pork Sliders or our Wokin’ Whiskey Stir-Fry that features vegetables in a spicy whiskey-garlic sauce. You have an option of adding crispy chicken, shrimp or scallops. We’re also serving Sizzling Whiskey Scallops & Steak in a whiskey-infused soy sauce.

Of course, you know that Ling & Louie’s also has an unbelievable cocktail selection that we’re always reinventing. We have a great variety of classic cocktails combined with our new, unique ones.

This year, we’re featuring highly acclaimed whiskeys from as far East as Japan to as far West as Kentucky! We have crafted amazing cocktails to meet all tastes. Our Whiskey Month cocktail menu features lighter cocktails like the Nikka Sour and Bee’s Sting, both made with Japanese whiskeys and featuring lighter citrus notes for someone looking for a refreshing cocktail. For the serious whiskey drinkers, we have our High Line Harmony, an elegant version of a Manhattan, featuring Hibiki ‘Japanese Harmony’ Whisky, or Louie’s Old Fashioned, with Louie’s very own recipe!

No dinner would be complete without dessert. You must try our Bourbon-Maple Creme Brulee that’s topped with Bourbon-poached apples.

Be Hot This Summer!

Surviving the hot summer temperatures is not for boring people! At Ling & Louie’s, why not cool down and join us for our Sizzlin’ Summer Spectacular, Saturday, July 1, 2017 – Thursday, August 31, 2017?

Make a splash with your friends and family and enjoy $5 off any Sizzling Platter with the purchase of another entrée of equal or greater value!

Choose from Sizzlin’ Platters such as Surf & Turf, Blackened Chicken & Pork, Korean Salmon, and Shanghai Shrimp & Scallops. Try it Louie’s way with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes and your tastebuds will be dancing!

While you’re at it, pair off your sizzlin’ entrée with one of our fine wines such as Sileni ‘The Straits’ Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or Elouan Pinot Noir from Oregon!

If a cool drink is more your style, try one of our signature cocktails, such as the Frozen Thai Mai. This cocktail is made with an exotic blend of Cruzan Mango and Pineapple Rums, light rum and tropical juices served with a swirl of Cruzan Black Strap Rum. Or maybe a margarita is more your style – enter the Ginger Lime Margarita made with Espolon Resposado Tequila, Patron Citronge, and house-made ginger lime syrup, of course with an Asian twist.

We also have a great selection of beer and whisky, including hard to find bottles of Japanese Whisky!

Come and sizzle with Ling & Louie’s this summer!




Yappy Hour at Ling & Louie’s Scottsdale!

The temperatures maybe rising, but that’s no reason to get hot under the collar. Instead, take a moment out of your day to “paws” and bring your four-legged friend to Yappy Hour at Ling & Louie’s Scottsdale location and have a tail-wagging good time! Our Yappy Hour will be held all April long – Saturday and Sunday, from 11am until 3pm. A lot of your favorite appetizers plus drink specials that include signature cocktails, wine, and bottled and draft beer.

Enjoy our dog friendly patio and get a leg up on some great Yappy Hour specials. You can dine on delicious appetizers such as our Mongolian Flatbread topped with sliced beef, roasted red peppers, red onions, cheese and spicy aioli or the Crispy Calamari topped with spicy aioli and sweet chili sauces. Or maybe a veggie roll that’s filled with asparagus, cucumber, avocado and daikon sprouts, drizzled with a citrus aioli, a Crab Crunch Roll there’s something for everyone – even a Hophead Burger!

We’re also collecting donations for the Arizona Humane Society during the month of April.  If you make a donation, you’re going to score a free Yappy Hour appetizer!

Here are some of the items the AZ Humane Society can use:

  • Canned dog (pâté style or ground)
  • Dry and canned puppy food
  • Puppy baby bottles
  • Puppy training pads
  • Baby wipes
  • Small Kong™ toys
  • Training treats such as Train-Me! or Bil-Jac®
  • Hard toys such as Nylabone™ and Kong™ toys
  • Meat-only baby food
  • Dog food rolls
  • Soft dog treats
  • Kleenx
  • Grooming blades (size 40)
  • Paper Towels

Yappy Hour runs from 11am-3pm every Saturday and Sunday through April on our dog friendly patio. For more information can be found here!