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DIY Cocktails: Move Beyond Bhang this Holi

22 Mar , 2016  

The wildest festival of the year is lurking around the corner! Vibrant colours on your body, biting into bhang infused sweets, the DJ churning out the latest hits… all these make Holi the mad, fun celebration it is. To help you get into the spirit, we’ve listed some simple delicious, effervescent cocktails to quench your thirst and suit the mood. Go ahead, and impress your friends!

Kama Summer Paradise:
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Aromatic enough to stimulate your senses yet spicy enough to heat up the party, this one’s sure to be a hit. Mix 60ml vodka with 2 green chillies, 8-10 lemon chunks and 15ml cinnamon syrup. Pour over crush iced and garnish with a cinnamon bark.

Somras:
Fine Dine LoveA desi cocktail named after the drink of the Gods – Somras! Shake together 60ml vodka, a few sprigs of mint and coriander, and half a tsp cumin powder, 2 slices of ginger, 90ml water, 10ml mojito mix and 15 ml lime juice and 50 ml aam panna. Strain into a martini glass. You can’t make up these heavenly flavours, guys!

Picante:
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Sweet and bright, this explosive cocktail will have your spirits soaring. Muddle a few slices of red, yellow and green capsicum with 8-10 pineapple chunks. Add it into a shaker with 45 ml vodka, 60ml pineapple juice, 10ml lime juice, a splash of sugar syrup and a lime wedge. Double strain into a chilled glass and garnish with capsicum strips.

Malta:
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Simply muddle together half a fresh orange, 30ml orange juice, 7-8 pieces of watermelon, 5ml watermelon syrup, 10ml sugar syrup and 5ml lime juice. Garnish with a wedge of watermelon. Crazy refreshing!

Kiwi Grape Mojito:Fine Dine LoveA chilled mojito on a hot summer day? Yes, please! All you need is half a fresh kiwi, 30ml grape juice, fresh mint leaves, 10ml sugar syrup, 10ml lime juice and 6 lime chunks. Muddle, shake and serve.

Wild Cactus:
Fine Dine LoveWhen a cool burst of flavour is the need of the hour, shake up the Wild Cactus. Mix 60ml tequila with 40ml kiwi crush and 10 ml lime juice. Add sprite or soda for some fizz!

Perla Azul:
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You can bet this pretty, luminescent cocktail will be the star of your party. Pour 30ml litchi juice in a glass full of ice. Add 10ml limejuice and top it up to three fourths in a glass with sprite. For the top layer, mix 5ml blue curacao with 45ml vodka. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Te Amo:
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This two ingredient fix is not only simple, but summer fresh velvety smooth. In a shaker with ice, add 60ml vodka and 10ml peach syrup. Stir and pour into a pre chilled martini glass. Drop in a couple of almonds as garnishing.

Hot Wired:
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Fill two scoops of crushed ice into a shaker and to this add 60ml vodlka, 45ml black currant crush and 15ml lime juice. Blend until it becomes a slushie and pour into a salt rimmed glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Thandai Mule:Fine Dine Love

Looking to continue boozy Holi celebrations? Head to The Bombay Canteen and sip on some Thandai Mule. Fresh and zesty, this Jameson-based cocktail is mixed with choicest thandai spices and milk. Served in a copper mug to give that authentic Holi feel.

Also try: Rang Barse with Beefeater gin, pomegranate juice and the colourful Holi Basil served in a tall cutting chai glass with Sauza tequila, orange juice and a dash of grenadine.

Forget bhang! Indulge in these colourful concoctions for an added splash of fun with friends and family.


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