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The mercury levels are rising and we can’t help but think of ways to get relief from this heat. Dushyant Tanwar, Mixologist and Brand Manager, Monika Enterprises, shares a few of his favorite summer cocktail recipes.
Margaritas with Jose Cuervo
Summer brings to us a variety of fruits we love to gorge on. A perfect time to beat the summer heat with a variation of a margarita with your favorite fruit.
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* Jose Cuervo silver — 60 ml
Watermelon chunks or a fruit you like — 3-4 chunks
Lime juice — 30ml
Sugar syrup — 20 ml ( depending on how sweet your fruit is)
* Muddle the fruit in a shaker. Add all the ingredients. Shake with ice and strain into a glass of choice. Garnish with a piece of fruit.
The Perfect Storm with Kraken Rum
From the shores of Trinidad, this beast set out to smack some cool into summer. Release the Kraken into your glass and look with some ginger eyes as raises “The Perfect Storm”
* The Kraken — 60ml Ginger Beer — 180ml
* Stir with Ice in a long glass Garnish with a squeeze of lime.
Holy Grail with Belenkaya Vodka
This caffeine-intense vodka cocktail with lovely flavors of pistachio will surely give you the perfect summer buzz.
* Coffee syrup — 25 ml
Instant Coffee — 200 gms
Brown Sugar — 200 gms
Water — 1Ltr
* Add all ingredients to a pan, heat. Stir till the sugar dissolves.
* Pistachio infused Belenkaya Vodka — 60 ml
* Soak a handful of pistachios in 300 ml of Belenkaya Gold for 1.5 hours. Strain and use. Leftover nuts can be used
* Saline solution — 3 drops
* Mix salt and water in the ratio of 1:4. So for 20 gms of salt mix 80 ml (80g) of water. Mix till it becomes clear
* Shake all ingredients over ice and double strain in a chilled cocktail glass or an old- fashion glass with ice
Garnish with a twist of Orange and chopped pistachios.
Belle Reve with Brenne French Single Malt
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This fruit-forward and floral cocktail with a French single malt will surely remind you of a perfect summer day.
* Brenne whiskey — 60ml
Cointreau — 25ml
Fresh Grapefruit juice
15ml 1 dash orange bitters
* Stir with Ice. Strain into a rocks glass
* Optionally, add one large cube, garnish with a single sprig of Rosemary. (IANS/KB)
By Monika Manchanda
Eating seasonal and locally available fruit has many health benefits ranging from reducing sugar and inflammation levels to fighting high blood pressure -- thanks to their abundant vitamins and mineral presence! They are a powerhouse of antioxidants like vitamins A, B, C, E, and minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and fiber.
The fruits listed below are not just diabetic-friendly but are loaded with fiber and water content which can slow down the sugar spikes and sugar absorption rate. Apples are not just nutritious and filling; According to a study, they are significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes if consumed in moderation. Turns out there is a truth in the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away", after all!
Star fruit: This sweet and sour fruit is rich in dietary fiber and vitamin C. It also positively impacts anti-inflammatory processes and can help repair cell damage, and it has minimal fruit sugars as well. Kiwi fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin E, K, and potassium, and they are low in fruit sugars as well, which makes it a perfect diabetic-friendly fruit.
Pear are nutrient-rich, and they are known to fight inflammation and improve digestion.? Studies also suggest that consuming pears along with a healthy diet reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. Orange: This citrus fruit is full of fiber that helps slow down sugar absorption into the bloodstream, and its vitamin C component helps improve immunity levels.
Keywords: Diabetics, Apples, Star fruit, Pear, Melons, Kiwi fruit
By Nimerta C Sharan
Exciting news for all handbag lovers, luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton recently launched their limited edition handbags 'Artycapucines - Chapter 3'. Six internationally -- acclaimed artists have transformed the black canvas of the timeless Capucines bag into beautiful art pieces. Each bag will be available in a limited edition of 200 and will be released worldwide at the end of October 2021.
Looking for a quick festive fashion fix for you and your loved ones? E-commerce giant AJIO has announced it's hottest fashion sale starting September 30, 2021. The shopping platform has roped in stylista Sonam Kapoor as the face of the sale that will offer more than 2500 brands at discounted prices.
The country's leading design house, Good Earth, in collaboration with textile designer Madeline Weinrib will present its collection of 'butah' motif dinnerware and home textiles at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York. The 'Heirloom Project' that honours diverse Islamic design techniques will display curated products from across the globe.
Sweet dreams are made of this! Iconic French patisserie Laduree has opened its first Indian outpost at Delhi's upscale Khan Market. Spread over three floors, the bakery currently has twelve macaron flavours, their signature pastries and tea cakes and other brunch and high-tea items on the menu. Bon appetit.
Bright And Beautiful
Raw Mango's latest festive edit 'Moomal' goes live on their website on September 26, 2021. Inspired by the richness and diversity of Rajasthan, the collection consists of organza and silk saris and shararas, gota lehengas and kurtas and embroidered odhnis. The colours and silhouettes are just right for the upcoming festive season. (IANS/ MBI)
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"Thalaivii" showcases the varied aspects of Jayalalithaa's life, tracing her journey as an actress at a young age to becoming the face of Tamil cinema, as well as the rise of the revolutionary leader who changed the course of the state's politics. Talking about her upcoming works, Kangana currently has 'Dhaakad'.
She is also shooting for her next 'Tejas', where she plays a fighter pilot. The Indian Air Force was the first of the country's defence forces to induct women into combat roles in 2016. The film takes inspiration from the landmark event. 'Tejas' is directed by debutant Sarvesh Mewara. The film will be RSVP's second film which pays a tribute to the Indian military after the immensely successful film "Uri: The Surgical Strike" which was released in January 2019. (IANS/ MBI)
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