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Shake Up Your Cocktail Mixes With These Handcrafted Options

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Shake Up Your Cocktail Mixes With These Handcrafted Options

 

Pad Thai 

Shake Up Your Cocktail Mixes With These Handcrafted Options

 

It’s easy to guess where this rum-based drink takes its inspiration from; the usage of fresh Kaffir leaves adds not only a welcoming scent, but also a note that accentuates the flavour of tamarind.

 

  • 50 ml white rum 
  • 25 ml Pad Thai syrup (to make this syrup, mix equal portions of palm sugar, tamarind paste and Char Siu sauce with water)
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 2 Kaffir leaves

 

The components of this drink have to merge without being shaken.We suggest you make use of the throwing technique, which entails letting the drink fall from high to low. For the Kaffir leaves, just tear and add them to the vessel. If you have some extra leaves, use them to garnish the glass you’ll be serving the drink in.

 

Great Indian Affection

Shake Up Your Cocktail Mixes With These Handcrafted Options

 

Known as kalonji, nigella seeds have a storied past. Having been found even in Tutankhamun’s tomb, they are also mentioned in the Old Testament. Dry roasting them beforehand will let them unleash their truest potential and help them surpass thyme in a battle of the spices. 

 

  • 50 ml vodka
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 30 ml mango pulp
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • ½ tsp rock salt
  • A splash of soda

 

Shake all the ingredients with ice, strain into a tall glass and top off with soda. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.

 

Bay of Malabar

Shake Up Your Cocktail Mixes With These Handcrafted Options

 

A little planning will be required for this drink, as you’ll have to let the poppy seeds work their magic on the white rum at least overnight. Frying the curry leaves will allow their flavour to really come through in the drink, while the medley of pineapple juice, lemon juice and coconut syrup is surreal.

 

  • 50 ml seed-infused white rum
  • 4 fried curry leaves 
  • 2 slices of bitter gourd
  • 45 ml pineapple juice
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 10 ml coconut syrup

 

Shake the elements in a glass with ice and fine strain into a copper mug.

 

Shark Tank 

Shake Up Your Cocktail Mixes With These Handcrafted Options

 

The sea salt and galangal make this drink stand out. The citrus notes of the galangal complement the yuzu syrup, while its sharpness makes sure the taste isn’t too overpowering. Talk about two birds and one stone.

 

  • 50 ml tequila
  • 2 slices of galangal
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 15 ml yuzu syrup
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • A splash of ginger ale

 

Muddle the galangal and rosemary and then pour the rest of the ingredients over it. Shake the mixture with ice and fine strain it into a glass. Top off with the ginger ale and serve in a rosemary-garnished glass.   

Sanchayan Jana is head mixologist,

Pra Pra Prank, Cyber Hub, Gurugram.

By maxim