Blast from the Shores of Bombay: The Mumbai Masala
Blast from the Shores of Bombay: The Mumbai Masala

The City of Dreams, with its eclectic mix of people, chawls, and high rises, the sea, churches, and pao bhaji, has an electric vibe to it. Countless faces that throng the pigeon holes of Bombay carry a myriad of untold stories within themselves. Someone somewhere said that the city never sleeps. The night is always young in Bombay, and raising a toast to the spirit of the city is the Mumbai Masala. The cocktail brings together two of the city’s well-loved ingredients: chai, and alcohol in a madcap cocktail. Sounds quirky, eh? Go ahead, and find out how to

 

Mix Your Own Mumbai Masala…

Take a Boston shaker. Add 2-3 cloves, 3-4 pods of cardamom, and a stick of cinnamon to it. Muddle well. Now, add slivers of apple to it, muddle till the apple slices are half crushed, and have released some of their juices. Move on to the next step, add 30 ml of any fruit flavoured tea liquor to the muddled apples and spices. Follow it up with 10 ml of fresh lime juice, 20 ml of sugar syrup, 30 ml of white rum, and 30 ml of whisky. Mumbai Masala packs in quite a punch, owing to the combination of rum with whisky. To complement the fruity taste of the cocktail, you may go for any Kentucky Straight Bourbon, like Jim Beam, or Maker’s Mark. Add ice per preference, shake well to combine. Set aside.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Take a martini glass, and add ice cubes to it. Discard the ice cubes just before pouring your cocktail into the glass. Fit the Boston shaker with a strainer, and keep another strainer over the martini glass. Double strain the cocktail into the glass. Add a swirl of lemon peel, and a stick of cinnamon as garnish. Voila! There’s your Mumbai Masala, ready to set the stage on fire!

Ingredients

The City of Dreams, with its eclectic mix of people, chawls, and high rises, the sea, churches, and pao bhaji, has an electric vibe to it. Countless faces that throng the pigeon holes of Bombay carry a myriad of untold stories within themselves. Someone somewhere said that the city never sleeps. The night is always young in Bombay, and raising a toast to the spirit of the city is the Mumbai Masala. The cocktail brings together two of the city’s well-loved ingredients: chai, and alcohol in a madcap cocktail. Sounds quirky, eh? Go ahead, and find out how to

Mix Your Own Mumbai Masala…

Take a Boston shaker. Add 2-3 cloves, 3-4 pods of cardamom, and a stick of cinnamon to it. Muddle well. Now, add slivers of apple to it, muddle till the apple slices are half crushed, and have released some of their juices. Move on to the next step, add 30 ml of any fruit flavoured tea liquor to the muddled apples and spices. Follow it up with 10 ml of fresh lime juice, 20 ml of sugar syrup, 30 ml of white rum, and 30 ml of whisky. Mumbai Masala packs in quite a punch, owing to the combination of rum with whisky. To complement the fruity taste of the cocktail, you may go for any Kentucky Straight Bourbon, like Jim Beam, or Maker’s Mark. Add ice per preference, shake well to combine. Set aside.

Take a martini glass, and add ice cubes to it. Discard the ice cubes just before pouring your cocktail into the glass. Fit the Boston shaker with a strainer, and keep another strainer over the martini glass. Double strain the cocktail into the glass. Add a swirl of lemon peel, and a stick of cinnamon as garnish. Voila! There’s your Mumbai Masala, ready to set the stage on fire!

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