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The Beer Cafe comes up with special summer drinks

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Bloody marys, martinis or even margaritas are not the only ruling parties in cocktail world. The Beer Café has come up with a few summer themed ones to throw into the mix – all puns intended! writes PREEJA ARAVIND

It’s so hot outside, all you want to do is sit in an air-conditioned room and sip on something refreshingly chilled! And if you do step outside to hang out with friends, you want something fruity and uplifting to beat the heat.

Which is probably why even a beer club has put together a menu of some remarkable cocktails for those who might not want to sip on a beer. According to the head of marketing at The Beer Café, Priya Vasudeva, the idea behind the menu was to offer “more diversity”—apart from the 19 different kinds of beer—to customer in their liquor choice.


“Our cocktail menu comprises of several innovative, lip-smacking concoctions. A summer-inspired cocktail is the perfect partner in this soaring weather. Whatever be the choice of your brew: popped, shaken, stirred or poured, we’ve got something to raise everyone’s spirit,” she asserts.

As Vasudeva says, “Simply enjoy the ride by letting your curiosity lead you to new flavours and exciting drinks.” And if you do not believe her, try them at home; here are some of the recipes of the cocktails on offer.

Kiwi Margarita

Kiwi Margerita

Ingredients

Monin kiwi mix – 20ml

Lemon juice – 10ml

Tequila – 50ml

Method

  1. Take the 20 ml Monin Kiwi mix in cocktail shaker
  2. Add 10 ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  3. Add 50 ml tequila to the mix
  4. Cover the mix till the top of the shaker with ice cubes and shake well
  5. Fine strain the mixture and pour into a chilled margarita glass
  6. Garnish the glass rim with a lemon wheel and serve chilled

Devil Martini

Devil Martini

Ingredients

Vodka – 45ml

Worchester sauce – 10 to 12 drops

Tabasco – 4 to 5 drops

Salt – 1 Pinch

Coriander leaves – 12 to 15 small

Sugar syrup – 15ml

Lime juice – 15 ml

Tomato juice – 60ml

Method

  1. Take the coriander leaves and press within your hands
  2. Put them in a cocktail shaker and add the tabasco sauce
  3. Add the Worchester sauce and salt
  4. Soft muddle the ingredients in the shaker for a couple of minutes
  5. Add the tomato juice, sugar syrup and the lemon juice
  6. Add vodka to the mix and fill the shaker with ice cubes
  7. Shake all the ingredients for a few minutes
  8. Strain and pour into a chilled martini glass
  9. Garnish the rim with slit green chilies on opposite sides to make it look like horns

Currytini

Currytini

Ingredients

Monin mango fruit mix – 20ml

Fresh curry leaves – 6 to 8ml

Lemon juice – 10ml

Smirnoff vodka – 50ml

Method

  1. Take the Monin mango fruit mix in a cocktail shaker
  2. Add the freshly squeezed lime juice
  3. Break the curry leaves into small pieces and put them in the cocktail shaker
  4. Add vodka and a bit of ice.
  5. Soft muddle all the ingredients in the cocktail shaker
  6. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice cubes to the top and shake well
  7. Fine strain the mixture and pour into chilled martini glass
  8. For garnish, take a side slice of mango and make slits in the pulp—horizontally and vertically—turn the slice inside out to form small cubes and, dip it in the glass.

Thai Lassi

Thai Lassi

Ingredients

Smirnoff vodka – 50ml

Cream – 20ml

Kaffir lime leaves powder – 1 pinch

Coconut milk/syrup – 15ml

Method

  1. Take the fresh cream in a cocktail shaker and add the coconut milk/syrup to it
  2. Add the kaffir lime leaves powder
  3. Add vodka and fill the shaker to the brim with ice cubes and shake well
  4. Strain and pour the mixture into a pilsner glass filled with ice
  5. For garnish, make a lemon peel twist and put it on top of the drink

Smoked Cinnamon

Smoked Cinamon

Ingredients

Monin cinnamon syrup – 20ml

Apple juice – 40ml

Johnny Walker Red Label – 40ml

Method

  1. Take the cinnamon syrup in an ice-filled old-fashioned whisky glass
  2. Add the apple juice to it
  3. Add the JW Red Label blended scotch and stir well
  4. For garnish, take a cinnamon stick and smoke it (not burn it) using a small lighter
  5. Insert the heated cinnamon stick in the drink and serve