You know how it is every Holi. Post the morning pujo, you start mixing the colours, putting on clothes you wouldn’t mind ruining, and splash colours till you are too exhausted to take it any more. And since the temperature is rising this time of the year, you definitely need something cool to quench your thirst. So we found for you some easy recipes of mocktails that you can make at home.
Chamber of Secrets
30 ml khas
30 ml litchi
30 g strawberry
30 g pineapple
Cumin seeds, a pinch
10 ml lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients and shake well. Garnish with khas and rose petals.
Recipe Courtesy: Taj Mahal, New Delhi.
For the powder mix:
Cardamom powder or 2-3 green cardamom
Roasted watermelon seeds or sunflower seeds
A pinch of nutmeg
For the drink:
Raw sugar/palm sugar, to taste
Soak kokum in water for 2 hours prior serving. Roast spices and seeds lightly on a tawa. Grind the roasted mix into a fine paste. Add saffron and a pinch of nutmeg to the paste. Add kokum-infused water to the paste. Muddle the paste with almond milk. Shake well with ice. Serve in a Margarita glass, garnishing it with a nutmeg and kokum syrup.
Recipe Courtesy: Grand Hyatt Goa.
2 cups crushed ice
1/2 cup Thandai syrup
1 tbsp rose water /syrup
Splash Triple Sec (non alcoholic)
Take equal amounts of sugar and water and heat until sugar dissolves. Then cool it in the refrigerator. Splash the simple syrup.
Recipe Courtesy: Alfredos, Mumbai.
Festival Of Love
1 l milk
2 cups water
½ cup sugar
2 pinches saffron strands
1 tbsp almonds
½ tsp cardamom powder
1 tbsp watermelon seeds, dried
½ tbsp poppy seeds
¼ cup rose petals
½ tbsp aniseed
Boil the milk, let it cool and keep it aside. Now, take a large bowl and add 2 cups of water in it. Soak aniseeds, almonds and watermelon seeds. Then add chopped rose petals in the mixture. Let it soak together for 1 hour. Strain after an hour. Grind in a mixer-grinder to make a smooth paste. Now, take a clean large bowl and line it with a muslin cloth. Transfer the smooth paste into the muslin cloth, add some water and strain the paste. Collect the strained liquid into this bowl and add sugar. Add peppercorns and cardamom powder in the liquid. Take a few saffron strands and mix it well with the above. Blend this liquid mixture with the boiled milk and stir gently. Now, transfer the liquid into serving glasses, add a few ice-cubes into the drink to make it chilled and serve it immediately.
Recipe Courtesy: Rohit Hegde, Head of Operations at The Daily All Day.
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