Cheers! Fruity, Boozy, Cocktails

These uplifting drinks may sound exotic, but they are really simple to prepare.

The cocktail called Brilliance is a malt shaken with freshly ground ginger and a hint of pineapple juice

Infused with cinnamon smoke, Smokehattan combines bitters, whiskey and vermouth.

Brilliance

Recipe courtesy: Bayroute, Mumbai

Serves: 1 or 2

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Brilliance, a kind of malt produced in Goa by Paul John
  • 6 small pieces of ginger
  • 90 ml pineapple juice
  • 100 gm ice
  • An old-fashioned glass

For the masala rim

  • ½ tsp of black sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp of white sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp red chilly powder
  • ¼ tsp clove powder

Method

  • Using a mortar and pestle mash the pieces of ginger.
    Transfer into a cocktail shaker and add the Brilliance, pineapple juice and ice.
    Shake well and double strain before pouring into an old-fashioned glass.

NOTE: To rim the glass, combine the seeds and powders and place on a flat surface.
Roll one side of the glass in the masala so that it is well-coated. Please see picture above.

Smokehattan

Recipe courtesy: Hitchki, Mumbai

Serves: 1 or 2

Ingredients

  • 60 ml whiskey
  • 4 drops Angostura bitters, an herbal concotion from Trinidad and Tobago available in larger liquor shops
  • 15 ml vermouth, a kind of aromatised wine
  • 60 ml apple juice
  • 100 gm ice
  • Several cubes ice
  • Long slices cucumber sprinkled with chilly powder
  • Cinnamon smoke
  • Half cut martini glass + a fish bowl glass (please see picture above)

Method

  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the whiskey and vermouth along with the ice.
    If you don’t have a shaker, transfer the ingredients into a glass and give it a good stir.
    Strain and transfer into the half cut martini glass.
  • Pour the apple juice and bitters along with the ice cubes into a fish bowl glass.
  • Place the martini glass over the fish bowl glass and flavour with cinnamon smoke.
    Garnish with a slice of cucumber laced with chilly powder.
    Serve chilled.

NOTE: To create the cinnamon smoke, take a cinnamon stick and smoke it using a lighter. Do not burn it.
It just needs to be heated to give a smoky effect like an agarbatti.
Do insert the stick into the fish bowl glass.

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