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Sustainable Pina Colada

Sustainable cocktails are the buzz this season. From upcycled ingredients to organic produce and a thrust on minimising wastage, mixologists are reimagining classic cocktails and giving them an eco-friendly touch. Akhil Krishnan, food & beverage executive at Hilton Bangalore Embassy Golflinks has reinvented the pina colada by using coconut syrup and cream made in-house, locally sourced pineapples and leveraging the empty pineapple shell to serve the cocktail instead of in a glass! Here...

Sustainable Cocktails – L’heritage

Sustainability reigns high across the food & beverages industry. With chefs sourcing sustainable ingredients and adopting cooking techniques that reflect the trend, how could bartenders and mixologists be far behind? Putting together local organic produce, maximising available ingredients, conserving resources and minimising negative impact on the ecology is what contemporary mixologists are often up to. Cocktails are today focused around being harmonious with nature and are often made ...

Charcoal Martini – A Healthy Cocktail

Healthy cocktails? Actually they are much more than mere oxymorons. Talented mixologists who know their trade can bring in elements of wellness to uplift a cocktail onto the health pedestal. Jack G Son Hangshing from Layla, the awe-inspiring rooftop restaurant at The Den Bengaluru is one such mixologist who gives a healthy twist to a tequila cocktail by concocting the Charcoal Martini. ‘’This cocktail takes on a healthy avatar with the addition of activated charcoal. The flavours from ...

Wine Talk with Abhay Kewadkar

Winemaking is second nature for Mr.Abhay Kewadkar. A veteran winemaker, consultant and wine connoisseur credited for revolutionising the nascent but fast-evolving wine market in India, he has over the decades collaborated with brands like Champagne India, Grover Vineyards, Champagne Veuve Clicquot, Champagne Mumms, Barton et Guestier and United Spirits to name a few. In a passionate pursuit of his entrepreneurial ambitions as the Managing Director of Tetrad Global Beverages, he has a new ...

Cheers…Organic Wine

From creamy organic cheese and saccharine organic jams to luscious organic grapes, the demand for organic has now extended to the vineyards, with wine-making getting an organic touch. From the luxuriant grapevines and homely, family-run wineries emerge a set of organic wines concocted from non-genetically modified grape seeds, which are grown without pesticides or fertilizers. To ward off the bugs naturally, farmers introduce cover crops that provide a new haven for the pests and enhance the ...

Tea Cocktails this Summer

Upscale dining destinations round the globe are getting high on tea. Yes…tea is the ‘cool’ beverage this summer, seeping its way into clinky glasses over heaps of ice, alcohol and fruity syrups. The pairing of tea with alcohol has taken on an aggressive turn with restaurant menus highlighting ‘tea-tails’ made from exotic rooibos, chamomile, matcha and the fragrant pomegranate tea, mint tea or rosella tea. Whether tea-tails will gain in greater prominence than the legacy ridden ...

Easter Cocktails

The preparations for Easter Sunday begin days ahead with recipe curation and grocery shopping. But as Easter also marks the onset of spring, the emergence of bright flowers and new green blades of grass, isn’t it the perfect time to sip some flavourful, fruity cocktails? Imagine you’re hosting an Easter lunch at home and the kids have been busied up with Easter eggs and bunnies. It’s still a while for the feast to be laid out and the adults are all chatting. How about introducing a ...

Mango Daiquiri&Mangorita

With mango fever reigning supreme, two of the most popular cocktails at any social soiree or a night-out, the classic daiquiri and margarita, have been given an exquisite twist by a mixologist based in India’s pub capital of Bengaluru. A sour raw mango and a fully ripe, sweet mango have been thoughtfully combined with tequila and white rum, chillies and spices to concoct the mango cocktails. The green-skinned unripe mango, a key ingredient in pickles, has been sliced and chopped ...

Lychee Cocktail this Monsoon

June marks the onset of the monsoon in the Indian subcontinent. But don’t let the rainy days darken your spirits. Monsoon’s the time when markets abound with tropical fruits like lychees, which can work wonders when blended with liqueurs to craft out an invigorating set of cocktails. We caught up with mixologist Karthik D from Bangalore Brew Works, an upscale F&B destination located in the city’s CBD, who went grocery shopping to cherry-pick a bunch of ripe, pulpy lychees and used ...