Holi Festival (9-10 March 2020) is considered to be one of the most revered and celebrated Indian festivals and is widely celebrated across the country. Traditions include covering streets, parks, buildings and friends and family with coloured powders to celebrate the arrival of spring on the last full-moon day of March. If you wish to continue the celebration of colours, why not enjoy these beautiful cocktails from Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin and Rampur Select Indian Single Malt Whisky
50ml Jaisalmer Gin
20ml Pink Peppercorn Syrup
20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
40ml Pink Grapefruit Juice
Pour Jaisalmer Gin, Peppercorn Syrup, fresh lemon juice and pink grapefruit juice into a shaker. Shake and double strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass.
(To make peppercorn syrup: add crushed pink peppercorns to a simple Monin sugar syrup to infuse.)
Jaisalmer Golden Fort
50ml Jaisalmer Gin
15ml Lime Juice
10ml Cinnamon Syrup
50ml Cloudy Apple Juice
Sliced Green Apple
Pour Jaisalmer Gin over cubed ice. Add fresh lime juice, cinnamon syrup and cloudy apple juice. Garnish with an apple fan of 3 slices and add grated nutmeg on top (optional).
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin – “The whole of India in one bottle” is triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills and handcrafted in the foothills of the Himalayas at one of India’s oldest distilleries, Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin encapsulates the rich heritage of the Indian City of Jaisalmer, with a recipe that combines the ancient knowledge of herbs and spices, vibrant juniper berries and hand-picked botanicals from all four corners of India.
RRP: £34.95 for 70cl ABV: 43%
Rampur Select Single Malt Whisky
Rampur Distillery is India’s largest and oldest distillery dating back to 1943, in the foothills of the Himalayas. This super premium malt whisky is distilled in traditional copper pot stills, matured at the distillery and then non chill-filtered and bottled at 43%. Rampur Indian Single Malt Whisky is smooth, with a mellow taste with a long-lasting finish. It is distinctively malty, with creamy vanilla taste with hints of apricot, apple and sweet and wine-like finish
Available from: The Whisky Exchange
RRP: £49.95 for a 70cl bottle ABV: 43%