Unique cocktail in India
Landed in Delhi, checked into the hotel and then went to the lobby bar downstairs. Virtually no one was there. Which suited me fine since I was going to make a few phone calls and check office emails which are not very easy in an overflowing bar. But first, I made friends with the guy mixing drinks – Shubham is his name – and asked what would be an unique Indian cocktail he could fix for me. He made a few suggestions with jalapeños but I told him I have tried all those or variations thereof.
He said “Wait here” and went inside. I was not in a hurry to go anywhere – so I just sat there. In a few minutes, he came back with two plastic packets. Very curious, I asked him what do you have? “Imli paste and gur, sir!” That would be tamarind and jaggery.
In a few minutes he whipped up a cocktail that certainly lived up to my expectations of a nice Indian cocktail. I got to try that back at home. Although, I am probably going to try with vodka and gin instead of whiskey – which is what I just had…
MorogLej……you should say
Trust you to create a memorable writeable event out of imli n gur !
It took me a few seconds Sonali… Morog Lej it is!!
Anuradha Malik Suri a friend’s terrible PJ – alcohol and I were always “jaggery” dost. I just found out today how so 🙂
Am really curious as to how will u manage to wake up in time for an early morning run tom ..after landing post a transcontinental flight…will understand this tom!!
I just finished exchanging notes on Fever Tree tonic water with my new friend here. I will get up – dont worry… 🙂
Would love to be there with you chatting and sharing amazing stories 🙂 enjoy ur drink, looks fabulous! Tamarind….omg yum!!
Is tamarind locally grown in Hawaii, Joy?
‘Gud’ write up Rajib
Hi Rajib, how long are you in Delhi? We can catch up if possible.
Lemon laaglo ? Sei tok Misti lozenge, kaalo ronger …chhotobela khetam sei rokom?
Sounds very interesting!