Easy-to-make, fun drinks by Sonali Mullick, mixologist at Hitchki, Mumbai.
Doodh Jaise Safedi Lassi Se Aayee
It is a super-refreshing drink of curd, saffron syrup, a pinch of salt and malai peda.
- 500 ml hung curd
- 8 strands of kesar or saffron
- 4 malai peda, a kind of milk sweet available at local sweet shops
- 15 ml sugar syrup
- A pinch of salt
- 2 gm lecite powder for the foam topping, available in gourmet shops or online
- 20 ml kesar or saffron syrup for the foam topping
- Tall lassi glasses for serving
- Blend the hung curd along with the malai peda, sugar syrup and salt in a blender to a smooth mixture.
- Transfer contents into a tall lassi glass.
- For the foam, mix the lecite powder and kesar syrup in a jar. A hand blender might be required to add air into the mixture.
- Top the lassi glass with the foam before serving and garnish with saffron strands. Serve chilled.
Pudin Hara Ginito
This is a fusion drink of gin, kala namak and lemon.
- 60 ml gin
- Few drops of liquid Pudin Hara, available in chemist shops or online
- A pinch of kala namak or black salt
- 15 mint leaves
- 5 lime wedges
- 20 ml sugar syrup
- 30 ml soda
- 30 ml Sprite
- Pilsner glasses for serving
- Dehydrated orange slices and Pudin Hara pearls for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, shake the gin, liquid Pudin Hara, black salt and sugar syrup together.
Add the lime wedges and mint leaves and stir.
- Pour into a Pilsner glass, and serve topped with soda, Sprite or both.
Add ice and garnish with orange slices and Pudin Hara pearls.