How to Make Miss Kim’s Lady Choi Cocktail

This bright and peppery drink brings on the heat
Lady Choi cocktail - miss kim
The Lady Choi cocktail from Miss Kim.

Ann Arbor restaurant Miss Kim serves up a cocktail with a kick. The Lady Choi is made with tequila, lime juice, honey, cilantro, and, as its name implies, lady choi peppers for a bit of heat. Here, the eatery share how to make the drink.

How to Make Miss Kim’s Lady Choi Cocktail 


Large pinch cilantro, stems and all

1-inch chunk green lady choi, seeds and all 

1 ½ oz. Añejo tequila

¾ oz. lime juice

½ oz. honey syrup*

Large scoop of ice

1 slice lady choi for garnish

*Honey Syrup

Create a five-to-one ratio of honey to boiling water. Mix boiling water into honey until combined and let cool. Store in a sealed container in your fridge.


Muddle cilantro and lady choi in your shaker. If you prefer more or less spice, you can alter the pepper amount or even omit the seeds to suit your taste. If you’re unable to come by lady choi, substitute a jalapeño or the spicy green pepper of your choice. Add all other ingredients and shake hard with ice until ice has broken into pieces (up to 20 seconds). Pour into a coupe glass and garnish with slice of lady choi. Enjoy!

Miss Kim, 415 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-275-0099;