Exotic drinks around town to celebrate the colourful holiday
Give the usual thandais and sherbets a miss and keep the spirit of the festival alive with these clever concotions meant for pitchers, punch bowls and big homely celebrations.
The Rum Thandai is a mix of equal amounts of white and dark rum, with 90 mls of cold milk and 15mls of thandai, garnished with finely-chopped dry fruits. Rs. 750++. At iBAR, MG Road. Details: 25594666
Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield
Mixologist Pankaj Tiwari unleashes the Tamarind Jaggery Twist — a sweet and sour concoction of whiskey with equal amounts of tamarind and jaggery syrup — served with crushed ice. Rs. 475 ++. At M Bar, Whitefield. Details: 49435000??
Make your way to Polo Club this Monday and enjoy Blush — a fruit-flavoured drink conceptualised by party-favourite Shashank Sharma. It mixes ingredients like lychee and cranberry juice with a tad bit of vodka and lemon juice. Rs. 750++. MG Road. Details: 25585858
Bhang-Tini, a tequila-based drink, is a heady mix of martini rosso, elder flower syrup and mukhwas (a digestive snack) combined with 45 ml of tequila and egg white, shaken and double-strained into a martini glass. Rs. 950 ++. At Residency Road. Details: 49148000
Taj West End
Andrew Qadri of Blue Bar brings you something different. His creation, Hara Paan fuses rum, lemon grass and melon liqueur. The concoction is finished with a splash of milk and garnished with caramelised nuts. Rs. 750 ++. At Race Course Road. Details: 66604444