Hot Cocktails for Monsoon!

6 07 2012

Monsoon has finally arrived Jaipur. While you must be enjoying getting drenched in the downpour, you definitely need something to warm up your insides to enhance the joy of raindrops. What is your choice?

-A cup of tea!

Let us fortify your tea with something stronger.

Here are two recipes for Tea Based Hot Cocktails from Devraj Niwas, Jaipur.

WHISKY TEA TODDY

A rousing Whisky Tea Toddy is just the right thing to fire you up inside out on the dampest of days and coldest of nights – a recipe breathtaking in its simplicity.

“Build” a Whisky Tea Toddy, which means that we will pour the ingredients directly in a large mug (or a glass tumbler), one by one, strictly in the order given in the recipe below:

  1. Brew one cup of steaming hot tea
  2. Strain and keep the tea brew piping hot on the stove or in a vacuum flask.
  3. Pour a generous spoon of Honey into a glass (or mug). Let the honey settle at the bottom of the glass.
  4. Add a large peg of Whisky.
  5. Lemon Juice – just add the drops of lemon juice. Do Not Stir at this stage and ruin the Cocktail.
  6. Pour in the steaming hot brewed Tea.

Whisky-Tea-Toddy

Now that you have “built up” your Cocktail you can give it a light stir to enable all the ingredients to mix.

RUM TODDY – A ZESTY HOT COCKTAIL

  1. Brew one cup of steaming hot tea.
  2. Strain the tea in another vessel and keep this tea brew simmering on a slow flame.
  3.  Add a few cloves (lavang), a pinch of nutmeg (Jaiphal) powder, a small stick of cinnamon (dalchini), close the lid and simmer for some time.
  4.  Blend in a teaspoon of honey.
  5.  Pour in One Large Peg of Rum and blend in.
  6.  Pour in One Large Peg of Brandy and blend in.
  7.  The moment the concoction boils, strain and pour into a glass tumbler.

Rum-Tea-Toddy

Now cuddle up on your warm sofa and sip the invigorating Tea Toddy of your choice.

Close your eyes, focus on your insides as the heady cocktail goes down inside you and experience how it warms you inside out.

Hey, what are you waiting for?

Just rush to your Kitchen and quickly make your Hot Cocktail, or head to Devraj Niwas and enjoy monsoon drinks with us.

Cheers!

Top Up and Dance in the Rain and enjoy the Monsoon Season!!


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