This was an exhilarating evening. I simply enjoyed making this one. Spontaneous or rather trail and error are key to some of the wonderful mixes in the world of mixology. . Goa’s Cashew Feni was awarded Geographical Indication registration in 2009 as a speciality alcoholic beverage from Goa, described as a colourless, clear liquid. Locals just love this spirit as it’s also known for it’s medicinal property & well for the tourists visting Goa it’s a must try drink Keeping Feni as my foundation drink I have my eyes set on the rest of white spirits with a blue punch of Curacao to finish. . Long Island Blue Lagoon🧊 . Ingredients
Cashew Feni – 30 ml @cazulopremiumfeni Gin – 15 ml@strangerandsons White Rum – 15 ml @bacardi Vodka – 15 ml @magicmomentsvodka Blue Curacao – 15 ml @desmondji_agaveindia Lemon juice – 15 ml Sugar cubes – 2
Combine Feni, Gin, Rum, Vodka & lemon juice in a mixing glass & add sugar cubes. Muddle the cubes and stir with a couple of ice. Add Blue Curacao and add in a some more ice and boston shake the mix. Strain it in a cocktail glass. Unveil the magic moments with this luscious feni cocktail.
With the arrival of my tumbler to my glassware collection, I sure wanted to inaugurate the new arrival with pomp & gaiety! . Looking at the size of the tumbler, the one cocktail that striked my mind was the Long Island Ice Tea. So introduced the exotic blue curacao as a substitute to coke. The fresh tender coconut water to mellow the strong concoction! . Ingredients
Tequila – 20 ml Vodka – 20 ml @cirocvodka Gin – 20 ml @strangerandsons White Rum – 20 ml @bacardi Triple Sec – 20 ml Blue Curacao – 30 ml @desmondji_agaveindia Lime juice – 20 ml Fresh coconut water – 100 ml Sugar syrup – 20 ml Salt – a pinch Lemon wheel – to garnish .
Combine the white spirits, triple sec, fresh lime juice, sugar syrup, salt in a mixing glass & stir. Fill the tumbler glass with ice & pour the over it. Add the fresh tender coconut water & release the blue Curacao to finish. Garnish with lemon wheel. There was my long drink ready to quench my thirst . Cheers!
Stella Artois: A well balanced Belgian golden pilsner lager with 5%abv. A comfortable hoppy bitterness, crisp & refreshing finish.Stella Artois uses one of the four noble hop varieties, Saaz. This hop is known for its spicy flavour that gives a refreshing balance to this classic pilsner lager. Recommend to drink in a chalice to fully enjoy it’s aroma & taste, however, I have my Stella Porch Crawler for now in a high ball
Vodka – 30 ml @smirnoffus Lime Cordial – 10 ml Beer – 200 ml @stellaartois Orange wedges . Preparation Method
Shake Vodka & Cordial with a couple of ice cubes & strain it in a high ball cocktail glass over ice cubes & orange wedges. Stir & top it up with the pilsner lager. Express orange peel & garnish it with an Orange wedge . Enjoy this long punch alongwith some hot sweet & sour fish delicacy . Cheers!
With Friday the 4th October being the Vodka day, then definitely it needs to be celebrated . A miniature ice wine Vidal from Peller Estates was a perfect souvenir brought by a friend who recently visited Vancouver. Icewine as described is a fabulous wine produced from the juice of naturally frozen grapes that have been hand-picked at night in the middle of the cold Canadian winter when the temperature dips below -10ºC Once picked, the grapes are pressed immediately while still frozen Each frozen grape yields just one drop of intensely frozen juice. Whether savoured on their own or shaken or stirred into a luxurious cocktail, Icewines offer a uniquely Canadian wine experience . So here is my stirred Vodka Ice Wine Martini! . Ingredients
Vodka: 40 ml @cirocvodka Ice Wine: 40 ml @pellerwines Campari: 5 ml @campariofficial Olive Pimento – for garnish . Preparation Method
First fill the Martini glass with ice & water & set it aside. Take a mixing glass add the vodka, chilled ice wine & stir it for a while. Empty the martini glass. Pour the Campari & swirl the glass so that the rinse splashes all over the interior of glass as well the rim. Discard the excess rinse. Pour the blend of vodka & ice wine & garnish it with three olives on a cocktail stick. The Campari rinse imparts the strong flavour & balances the delicious sweetness of ice wine & enhances the entire Vodka experience like never before. This one for sure was a precious sip of all time . Cheers!
Cîroc Vodka comes from the region of France & is distinguished from other vodkas as it is derived from grapes, rather than using grain, potatoes or corn. It is five times distilled from French grapes Mauzac Blanc and Ugni Blanc from the Cognac region. The first four distillations of the Ugni Blanc take place in stainless steel column stills, the Mauzac Blanc grapes are distilled in copper continuous stills. These are blended & the final distillation is performed in Armagnacstyle copper pot still . CÎROC X MOSCHINO VODKA – Limited Edition – A connoisseur vodka, gifted to me by my bro from Glasgow, is a vibrant bottle from brand Moschino the Italian couture line. When sipped straight, it is resounding crispy, refreshing palate & citrusy. A great base spirit for some classic cocktails . Vodka – 60 ml @cirocvodka Orange Curacao – 15 ml @bolsbartending Passion fruit Sirop – 15 ml @monin_europe Bitters – a dash Apple slice – for garnish . Combine all in a shaker with ice & give a good shake. Strain it in a cocktail stemware. Add a dash of bitters. Garnish with a juicy apple slice. Sip & let the aromatic drink take you down the Cognac region of France . Cheers
Absolt Vodka – 30 ml @absolut Cazulo Cashew Feni – 30 ml @cazulo_premium_feni Fresh tender coconut water – 30 ml Fresh Pineapple juice – 20 ml Lime juice – 10 ml Crushed Cardamom – a pinch . Cardamom has it all. It’s a complex and highly fragrant spice which when crushed brings out minty & citrusy notes. A great player in making exotic drinks . Preparation Method
Combine all in a shaker with cracked ice and shake well. Pour in a cocktail glass and garnish with Orange Wedge. Sip & Enjoy the awesome flavours with summer on the back.
Got some fresh figs from the market. Surfed for some fig cocktails. Found this wonderful Fig & Vanilla Cocktail by @platingsandpairings . Made with vodka and a vanilla bean & fig simple syrup. Though, suggested to combine it with soda water, I thought of Brut to get a nice fizz . This recipe calls for simple sugar syrup which is infused with chopped fresh figs & cut vanilla bean & set to rest before being strained & ready to use . Ingredients
Absolut Vodka – 60 ml Fig & Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup – 15 ml Lemon juice – 5 ml Brut sparkling wine – to top it Ice Fresh figs for garnish
Add vodka, simple syrup and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it well and strain into cocktail glass with a couple of ice cubes. Top with Brut & garnish with fig . Sip & enjoy the fizzy brut vodka with the flavours of vanilla & fig to finish.
Grey Goose Vodka – 45 ml @greygoose_vodka Gordon’s London Dry Gin – 15 ml @gordonsginuk Triple Sec – 10 ml Schweppes Tonic Water @schweppes Fresh Mint Leaves Lemon wedges . Preparation Method
Combine all over ice in a mixing glass except tonic. Stir well. Pour it in the glass.Top it up with Schweppes. Express Fresh Mint & drop it in the drink along with Lemon wedges Enjoy the freshness as the flavours of Vodka & Gin explode the palate . Cheers!