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A Floral Cocktail

As we’re all set to welcome the New Year, how about adding in some excitement and zing by concocting floral cocktails? Well…edible flowers are the focus this season and are increasingly used in soups, salads, appetizers, mains and desserts. So how can cocktails be left behind in this floral mania? Agreed it’s frosty December and fresh blossoms are hard to lay our hands on. But with a zest to innovate, bartenders are leaving no stone unturned and are scanning closets for flower syrups and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Prawn Cocktail

A classic appetizer, the prawn cocktail is ubiquitous at any social soiree, a Sunday brunch or at a dinner party. One of the most appealing finger foods across continents, this seafood delicacy has undergone a series of revamps since its appearance on the British social circuit in the 1960s and 70s, when prawns soaked in Marie Rose sauce were served in martini glasses with shredded lettuce lending some crunch and colour. With health-consciousness on the rise, the prawn cocktail makes for ...

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 ...