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Limoncello spritz on a hot day: Here's how you can make Limoncello at home

Published on Jun 13, 2024 05:25 PM IST

Transport yourself to a hot Italian summer day by prepping the traditional Limoncello, a bevy made with lemon peels and vodka

Pour out a glass of Limoncello spritz on a hot day(Instagram)
ByAbigail banerji

Homegrown gin, with its freewheeling regional undertones, comes of age

We caught up with some industry experts, distillers, and businesses to understand the many trends that have started settling into the Indian zeitgeist.

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Updated on Jun 10, 2024 05:52 PM IST

Fruity and adventurous: Iced teas make for an icy blast of freshness this summer

Ahead of National Iced Tea Day (June 10), we take a deep dive into this cooling summer drink as experts share the latest trends in the alco-bev industry.

L to R: Blue butterfly pea iced tea, lemongrass iced tea and Thai iced tea
Published on Jun 09, 2024 05:58 PM IST
ByAbigail banerji

On World Gin Day, say cheers to the weekend with these 5 sparkling cocktails

Get creative with these recipes and craft delicious drinks for your next get together

Enjoy World Gin Day with these exciting cocktails(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 08, 2024 09:07 PM IST
ByAbigail banerji

Traditional milk-based drinks from across India and how to make them at home

From Kerala's popular spiced curd drink to a bubbly milk refresher from Northern India, here are some traditional dairy-based drinks you can try at home.

Traditional milk-based drinks
Published on Jun 01, 2024 06:30 PM IST

The best cocktail is the one that tells a story

For World Cocktail Day, here's a roundup of storied concoctions from bars across the country.

From taking cues from their host city to paying tribute to India’s textile legacy or simply reminiscing about characters from classic literature, these bars don’t just pop up a coaster and serve up a drink.
Updated on May 13, 2024 01:31 AM IST

Say cheers and celebrate National Cosmopolitan Day with these 5 recipes

Cosmopolitan made popular by the Sex And The City series, and singer Madonna, is a classic that acts as a symbol of sophistication and elegance.

Cosmopolitan(Adobe Stock)
Published on May 07, 2024 06:08 PM IST
ByAbigail banerji

Cool off with these 4 batch mocktails that make for the perfect summer drink

As the summer heat keeps on rising, these four cold and delicious mocktails are sure to make you reach out for a sip

Keep cool, grab a fruity drink this summer(Unsplash)
Published on Apr 25, 2024 10:49 AM IST

Shake up these aam-licious cocktails and enjoy this mango season to the hilt

Feeling the heat bear down onyou and looking to add mangoes to your drinks? Give these recipes a try!

It's mango season, baby! (Unsplash)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 02:14 PM IST
ByAbigail banerji

Throwing a potluck party? Try these refreshing Gin and Tonic cocktails at home

One can't go wrong with a classic G&T! These fun takes on the classic drink are the perfect cocktail to prep for your next party

fun variations on the classic G&T
Published on Apr 15, 2024 06:42 PM IST
ByAbigail banerji

Social media got you whizzing your wine in a blender to aerate it? Please don't!

This social media trend has got several vino lovers frothing up their wine with an electric whisk to quickly aerate it and improve the flavour

Use a decanter to aerate your wine and appreciate its complexities (Shutterstock)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 01:10 PM IST
ByAbigail banerji

Ease into summer with these cocktail recipes

From whiskey-based cocktails to the refreshing passion fruit cocktail, here are some easy cocktail recipes to try as the summer season starts in all its glory

Easy-to-make cocktails for summer(Photo: Shutterstock (For representational purpose only))
Published on Apr 09, 2024 06:09 PM IST
ByShweta Sunny

Enter Margaritaville and beat the blazing heat with an icy blast of Margarita

Margaritas are the perfect summer drink that is a perfect combo of sweet, salty, sour and bitter

A mixologist shakes up a fresh batch of margaritas (representational image) (Unsplash)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 04:15 PM IST
ByAbigail banerji

Toast to spring with these Easter-theme mocktails

For your upcoming Easter gathering, shake up some special festive mocktails that are sure to be a crowd-favourite and celebrate the new season

Orange and ginger spritzer(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 04:48 PM IST
ByAbigail banerji

Throwing a Holi party? These refreshing cocktails should be on your menu

Throw together a quick cocktail menu for your party with these easy to make recipes shared by mixologists around the country.

Enjoy a refresing drink for Holi
Published on Mar 22, 2024 05:52 PM IST
ByAbigail banerji

From bean to glass: On Espresso Martini wake up and smell the coffee

Bring in the weekend early as you clink your glasses together and say cheers while celebrating Espresso Martini Day today

Espresso martini with a view(Unsplash)
Published on Mar 15, 2024 07:29 PM IST
ByAbigail banerji

Moscow Mule Day: A look at the origins and adaptation of this classic cocktail

On National Moscow Mule Day, mixologists share what makes this drink popular and their fun takes on the classic drink

Ingredients to make a Moscow Mule(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 05:29 PM IST
ByAbigail banerji

What will be the biggest cocktail trends of 2024?

You might not be able to ignore the rise of coffee cocktails, a resurgence of homegrown brands and a big return to no and low-alcohol drinks.

We are taking the opportunity to peer into the crystal ball through the lens of experts to establish 25 drink trends that you can expect to be hearing about in 2024.
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 08:23 PM IST

This homegrown Indian single-malt has been named the Best ‘New World’ Whiskey

VinePair selected one bottle based on hundreds of consumer-oriented tastings from every category of whisky alongside flavour, balance, depth, and complexity.

The name “Trini” pays homage to the trio of three coveted casks that the whisky is matured in—ex-Bourbon, ex-French wine, and PX Sherry.
Published on Feb 20, 2024 09:36 PM IST

Blake Lively’s Betty Booze drops Taylor Swift-inspired cocktail recipes

If green-flag BFF is a thing, American actress Blake Lively’s recent gesture supporting her long-standing friend can become a perfect example.

Whether you are participating in the Super Bowl LVIII festivities or not, here’s how you can make all these cocktails at home.
Published on Feb 02, 2024 03:09 PM IST

Swifties, wanna sip on Taylor Swift's fave new cocktail?

The pop superstar who enjoyed the five-ingredient drink on a recent girls' night out, is said to love it.

Taylor Swift's fave new cocktail is said to be the French Blonde
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 09:24 PM IST
By Ismat Tahseen

Roman wine tasted slightly ‘spicy’, according to a new study

They suggest that the wines produced by the Romans were more complex and flavorful than we previously thought.

It also provides a new perspective on the role of spices in the ancient world as they were not only used to add flavour to food, but also to enhance the flavour of wine.
Published on Jan 28, 2024 07:58 PM IST

Is olive oil coffee a healthy hype of frothy fiction?

Now, the addition of this drink to the menu of a multinational coffee chain has given it a big fillip. But, is it as healthy as it sounds?

The drink has sparked several conversations around its nutritional credibility. Among multiple health benefits, the internet-popular high-calorie drink claims to aid weight loss by keeping you full for longer.
Published on Jan 27, 2024 12:08 PM IST

Decoding TikTok's Sleepy Girl Mocktail

Dubbed Sleepy girl mocktail—a flavour-packed punch made by stirring together tart cherry juice, prebiotic soda and magnesium powder—has taken over social media.

Currently, “The Sleepy Girl Mocktail” is a trending sensation that has received global attention for its claimed benefits.
Published on Jan 25, 2024 12:01 AM IST

Raise the bar: Cocktails for your ice only

Frozen cubes of your favourite bitters, alcohol, or simply garnish such as rose or thyme can be popped out anytime to add to liquors or mixers.

Frozen cubes of your favourite bitters, alcohol, or simply garnish such as rose or thyme can be popped out anytime to add to liquors or mixers.
Published on Jan 16, 2024 05:43 PM IST

The Kerala government might soon approve production of light alcohol from fruits

According to the district communities, the fruit-based alco-bev industry can get a significant boost if the decision comes into effect.

Hortiwine is a light wine produced from fruits and other farm produce that contains up to 15.5% alcohol.
Published on Jan 15, 2024 04:55 PM IST

Glacier ice from the fjords will soon make its way into Dubai's cocktail scene

Known as Arctic Ice, the claim is that the ice will be harvested from the “pristine glaciers of Greenland.”

While the idea might instantly trigger concerns about environmental risks, the company promises the use of carbon-neutral vessels shortly.
Published on Jan 10, 2024 03:57 PM IST

Comea gin? Saltburn’s bathtub- water scene inspires ‘milky’ cocktail

The infamous scene has become an inspiration for mixologists and businesses to peg products on the much-talked-about moment in the movie.

Australian cocktail brand Mr Consistent posted its very own recipe combining lychee martini, gin and coconut milk on Tiktok.
Updated on Jan 12, 2024 10:19 PM IST

Italy's Marchesi Antinori wine dynasty named 'World's Most Admired Wine Brand'

Determined by experts across six continents, this honour is the first time an Italian wine has topped the list in 13 years.

Besides their internationally popular wines, the Marchese also broke the patriarchal tradition of passing the business to male heirs.
Published on Jan 07, 2024 12:41 PM IST

Prepping up for National Hot Toddy Day

While the origin may remain disputed, but the love for the drink is united.

Some believe it originated in India with a written record mentioning ‘taddy’ back in the 1700s, while others believe it was an invention of a doctor.
Published on Jan 05, 2024 11:18 PM IST
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