Fennel seed syrup -Variyali Sharbat

Fennel seeds Drink is a refreshing summer beverage popular especially in Gujarat, India. It is hard to find an Indian house that won’t have fennel seeds in their pantry. Fennel seeds are known for their digestive and cooling properties, that is why everywhere in India it is served post meal, as a mouth freshener.  No…

Jalapeno Margaritas

Jalapeno margarita is a spicy spin on a classic margarita. It is a simple, refreshing, and aromatic drink. Not exceedingly sweet like many Margaritas can be but has a nice kick to it.  It is a perfect cocktail recipe when entertaining and is a huge crowd-pleaser. This recipe can be scaled down as well for…

Surti Cold Cocoa

Cold Cocoa is a famous drink in Surat, Gujarat India. You will find vendors selling this at every street corner. No one makes it better than vendors in surat!! I remember drinking it a lot every time I would visit my extended family in Surat.  This dense, creamy, thick chocolate drink is served ice cold….

Negroni Gone Wrong

Negroni gone wrong is my SIP version of regular Negroni. This drink uses whiskey, sake, and Campari as that is what I had on hand. Adding smoke to the drink gave a nice herbal smokey flavor to it. I wanted to try adding smoke to the drinks at home but didn’t want to buy expensive…