June 28, 2019

Life is Brewtiful

Make beer interesting and not just to quench your thirst out of a bottle. Try these easy to put together recipes at home

WORDS SHOURYA JAIN

SCORCHING HEAT AND UNENDING THIRST, unbearable summers are here. And though we enjoy a peg (or two; okay four!) of whisky, chilled beer is something that is inevitable on those Sunday brunches and cookouts. We decided to take things up a notch and mix it up. JUST URBANE curated the best recipes from India’s finest beer craftsmen. Drink up!

GREEN COOLER

Recipe by: Navin Patrick, Managing Partner, Tehelka, Pune

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ml vodka
  • 2 gms green apple chunks
  • 15 ml sweet and sour
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 250 ml draught beer

METHOD

  • Cut the apples into cubes.
  • Mix and shake vodka and sweet and sour lime together.
  • Add apple chunks and mint to it.
  • Top it up with a draught beer.

APPLE GIN GIMLET

Recipe by: White Owl, India

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 gm green apple chunks
  • 1 gm red apple chunks
  • 30 ml gin
  • 4 drops of Tabasco sauce
  • 15 ml sweet lime
  • 250 ml White Owl Spark

METHOD

  • Cut the apples into
  • cubes and mix together.
  • Mix and shake gin and sweet lime.
  • Add tabasco sauce to it.
  • Now add the apples to this mixture and stir with a wooden ladle.
  • Add White Owl Spark to it which has fresh citrusy flavours.

BREWER’S DELIGHT (BRAVO)

Recipe by: Chef Ishijyot Surri, Executive Chef Copper Parrot Restaurant & Bar, Mumbai

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ml vodka
  • 10 ml lime juice
  • 15 ml sugar syrup
  • 1 pint of beer

METHOD

  • Add lime juice and sugar syrup together
  • Add vodka and ice cubes to it.
  • Shake it vigorously.
  • Top it with a pint of beer.

TWO LOST SOULS SWIMMING IN A FISH BOWL

Recipe by: Nilesh Patel, Beverage head at Social

INGREDIENTS

  • 60 ml tequila
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • 25 ml triple sec
  • A bottle of beer of your choice

METHOD

  • Shake tequila, lime juice and triple sec in a cocktail shaker.
  • Serve the mixture over ice with a chilled beer placed upside down in a fishbowl container.

M SQUARE

Recipe by: Chef Ishijyot Surri, Executive Chef - Copper Parrot

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ml vodka
  • 10 ml lime juice
  • 4 to 5 chunks of ginger
  • 1 pint of beer

METHOD

  • Muddle the ginger chunks with lime juice.
  • Add vodka along with ice and shake it.
  • Top it with beer.
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