Exploring the world of unique fusion cocktails
Give your cocktails an exotic twist with some summertime classics
When the scorching summer sun demands some boozy refreshment, why not dive into the world of some fruit inspired cocktails with a traditional twist? Our rich culinary heritage offers a treasure trove of aromatic spices and flavours – but most of all, delicious and vibrant summer fruits, including the king of them all, mango and others like jamun and ice apple!
Adding these fruits can truly transform your cocktail experience into something extraordinary because these fruits aren’t the regular fare! In this article, we invite you to explore the magic of Indian spices, flavours and fruits and discover unique cocktail recipes perfect for the summer season.
Raw Mango Gin and Tonic
The tangy and refreshing taste of raw mango perfectly complements the crispness of a classic gin and tonic. To create this zesty delight, muddle fresh raw mango pieces with a hint of mint and lime juice. Add gin and tonic water to the mix, and voila! You have a tropical summer cocktail that will transport you to the sunny streets of Goa! Alternatively, you could use ripe mango chunks in this cocktail too!
This popular mango cocktail is made by blending vodka with the quintessential summery ingredients – fresh mango, mint leaves, lime juice and ice cubes. Pour it into a margarita glass and serve frozen garnished with a mint sprig.
As the mercury rises, few things are more rejuvenating than fresh watermelon juice! Infuse your mojito with the sweet, juicy flavours of watermelon by muddling fresh watermelon chunks with mint leaves, lime juice, and a splash of white rum. Top it off with soda water for a truly revitalizing beverage that embodies the essence of summer.
For a unique twist, explore the depths of Indian flavours with a Jamuntini. The dark, juicy jamun lends its distinct tart taste to this cocktail. Muddle jamun pulp with lime juice and a touch of simple syrup. Add vodka and shake vigorously. Strain the mixture into a martini glass and garnish with a slice of lime or a sprig of mint. The Jamuntini offers an unforgettable burst of fruity and tart notes, perfect for those seeking a truly exotic experience.
Jaljeera with Gin and Tonic
This popular desi drink known for its cooling properties, can be elevated to new heights when combined with gin and tonic. Mix freshly squeezed lemon juice, jaljeera powder (a blend of cumin, black salt, mint, and other spices), and a dash of simple syrup. Stir in gin and tonic water, and garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of lemon. This Indian-infused gin and tonic will surprise and delight your taste buds with its unique blend of flavours.
Spiced Mango Margarita
Elevate the classic margarita by infusing it with the flavours of Indian spices. Blend fresh mango chunks, lime juice, tequila, triple sec, and a pinch of chili powder for that extra kick. Rim your glass with a mix of salt and chaat masala, and garnish with a slice of mango. The Spiced Mango Margarita is a harmonious blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy notes, delivering an unforgettable sipping experience.
So, break free from convention and embark on a culinary adventure with these cocktails. By infusing your favourite spirits with the vibrant flavours of raw mango, watermelon, jamun, jaljeera, and a variety of aromatic spices, you can create unique and refreshing concoctions. Gather your ingredients, get creative, and sip your way through a season of delightful and unforgettable cocktail experiences. Cheers to the summer of flavour!
Which Indian cocktail from the list would you be most interested in trying? Let us know in the comments below.