While there isn’t much time left in Holi, the preparations should be in full swing by now. Right from the water guns and gulal to the crispy snacks and drinks, everything needs to be ready for the Holi party. While thandai is surely on our minds, there are several other concoctions that are being given a festive spin by mixologists like Dharmender Joshi. Want to try some? Take a look:
What is Holi without colours and water? Similarly, gujiya and thandai are two quintessential desserts and drinks, respectively, that have always been associated with the festival. The latter is a milk-based concoction full of nuts, seeds, rose petals, and fruity flavours. However, many add bhang, i.e., cannabis, to the drink to give it a kick.
Similarly, there are many interesting cocktails that one can make at home with the addition of alcohol. The boozy drinks have a festive flavour to them, which makes them perfect for the occasion of Holi. Dharmender Joshi, mixologist at The Drunken Botanist, Gurugram, shares some boozy festive beverages that you can’t miss this season.
1. Epitome Paan Berry
• 60 ml Tanquery Gin
• 10 ml of gulkand syrup
• 30 ml of passion fruit syrup
• 10 ml lime juice
• Add the gin and gulkand syrup to a shaker.
• Pour the passion fruit syrup and lime juice and shake well.
• Pop some ice cubes in your glass and pour this concoction.
2. Rang Rasiya
A dark rum cocktail perfect for the festive occasion of Holi. Rang rasia is a colourful and magnificent treat to the eyes and super refreshing to the taste buds.
• 60 ml dark rum
• 15 ml whipped cream
• 75 ml orange and pineapple juice
• Shake all ingredients with loads of ice.
• Garnish with pista flakes.