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Virtual Happy Hour – Cocktails of India

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

5:30pm – 6:30 pm

We still can’t jump on a plan and explore the incredible continent and cultures of India, but we can give our tastebuds a vacation with cocktails. Join us as we explore the wonders of India through cocktails that highlight the flavors and products of India. Craft your cocktails and tasty bites along with us – recipes below!


The Ananda Brew

  • 1 masala tea bag
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 egg white
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. simple syrup

Shake all ingredients together in a shaker cup with ice. Strain over a single large ice cube in a double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange slice and cinnamon stick.

This drink pairs wonderfully with Kebabs!


  • 1 lb. chicken, cubed
  • 3 tb. greek yogurt
  • 2 tb. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tb. lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp. garam masala (blended spice mix of cumin, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, pepper, and coriander)
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 1 tsp. red chili pepper
  • salt to taste

Marinate cubed chicken overnight. String onto skewers with onion and grill – enjoy!


India Rose Boulevardier

  • 1oz. whisky (preferably Amarut Indian Whisky)
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. campari
  • 3 dashes chocolate bitters
  • 3 dashes grapefruit bitters
  • 1 oz. grapefruit juice

Stir all items together with ice in a stirring glass. Strain and serve over a single ice cube in a double old-fashioned glass. Smoke. Garnish with an orange twist.

This cocktail pairs well with a creamy, spicy curry of your choosing!


Mangaa – The Cocktail of India

  • 4 mint leaves
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 2.5 oz. lime juice
  • 1.5 oz. aam panna (recipe below)

Shake all ingredients together in a shaker cup with ice. Strain and serve over fresh ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a raw mango slice.

Aam Panna

Boil 2 unripe medium mangos in about 2 cups of water until the peels fall off and the fruit is soft. Strain the fruit and place in a food processor. Will produce about 1 cup of blended fruit.

Add 2 cups of sugar, 1 tsp. cardamom powder, 1 tsp. cumin powder, 1/4 tsp. black pepper, and 2 tsp. salt. Blend. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

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