Zaica: Best Indian cocktails you should try

Zaica: Best Indian cocktails you should try

Sugar, spice and everything nice is what Indian cuisine is all about. It’s a gastronomic adventure filled with lots of delicious food and mouth-watering desserts. To complement the experience, take a sip of the best cocktails that were made by the best bartenders in the country.

Don’t know where to start? Here are some of the must-try Indian cocktails famous among many locals and tourists alike:

Nri Iced Tea

The Nri Iced Tea was first created by a woman mixologist named Shatbhi Basu from Mumbai. This delicious cocktail can be made in bulk with a pitcher and it goes well with different treats like samosas, kebabs and pizzas. Its key ingredients are as follows:

  • Gin
  • Vodka
  • Desmondji pure cane rum
  • Desmondji agave spirit
  • Desmondji orange liqueur
  • Kokum syrup
  • Peppercorns
  • Lime wedges
  • Sliced starfruit

Mojito Cooch Behar

For a more summer-themed beverage, go with a Mojito Cooch Behar. Its original recipe was made by popular bartender Irfan Ahmed who has been in the industry for 25 years already. This cocktail makes full use of both alcohol and fresh ingredients like:

  • White rum
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Ginger flavoured sugar syrup
  • Green lime
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Jeera powder
  • Chaat masala
  • Salt
  • Raw mango paste
  • Green chilli paste
  • Cracked ice

Tulsi Spritz

Tulsi Spritz is an invigorating combination of alcohol and traditional herbs. It has a fresh taste and matches well with different dishes like bolognese or rye bread. This beverage only uses four main ingredients such as:

  • Vodka
  • Martini Rosso
  • Sprig of Tulsi (Basil)
  • Orange slices

Ananda Brew

A vibrant looking cocktail with a yellowish hue called the Ananda Brew was inspired by the all-time Indian favourite drink, the Masala Chai. This was made by a New Delhi mixologist Topesh Chatterjee who has been mixing beverages since he was 17.

He concocted this delicious brew to complement any Indian or Italian food that can be enjoyed during the mid-day. The most essential elements include:

  • Masala Tea Bag
  • Vodka
  • Eggwhite
  • Lime juice
  • Sugar syrup

Cocktail Banaras

An enticing drink that you should try is the Cocktail Banaras by Ankur Chawla. It is a gin-based beverage that is best taken before your meal. To achieve its light colour and balanced flavour, the following ingredients are mixed:

  • Gin
  • Dried betel leaves
  • Lime juice

Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger is a light and refreshing cocktail that was made by a creative mixologist named Ritika Rai. She is known to make unique combinations of various alcoholic beverages that are best paired with salads or grilled food. In this recipe, five main ingredients were used:

  • White rum
  • Brandy
  • Pineapple juice
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Gondhoraj lemon

Experience a festival of flavours at Zaica

Zaica is an Indian food festival that you shouldn’t miss because of the plethora of menu items available from meal-starters to desserts. Relish on the best North Indian dishes by visiting us today. To see our menu, go to our website for all the details.

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