If you’re short on time or cooking isn’t really your forté, try hosting a Curry for Change cocktail party instead!
There are loads of exciting ways to put a Curry for Change twist on a drinks party. From serving Indian classics like a Mango Lassi or a Masala Chai, to creating exciting new cocktails like Hari Ghotra’s Indian Style Bloody Mary. Our Curry for Change ambassadors have loads of fantastic recipe ideas for a huge range of delicious drinks.
And not forgetting the second most important thing at a drinks party… the nibbles! Our campaign partner Natco Foods have a fantastic range of party treats, from unique blends of flavoured nuts to mini pappadoms that go perfectly with their huge range of chutneys and pickles.
Here are a few of our favourite cocktail ideas to get you started:
WINTER TIPPLE BY ANJALI PATHAK
As winter draws in and the weather gets colder, try this Warming Tipple from Anjali Pathak. This recipe can be used to add spice to any alcohol you like, but Anjali recommends a warming Brandy which works beautifully with the citrus and spices.
FRESH MINT MOJITO BY HARI GHOTRA
For a fresher, lighter taste try this Fresh Mint Mojito from Hari Ghotra. Her recipe deviates slightly from the traditional Mojito, by adding an Eastern twist with a tiny bit of fresh ginger.
AVACADO AND HONEY LASSI WITH CINNAMON BY MEERA SODHA
If you travel the length and breadth of India today, you will find lassis of every kind, texture and flavour. For a non-alcoholic and authentic Indian option, try this Avocado and Honey Lassi with Cinnamon from Meera Sodha. Creamy and rich from blended avocado flesh and yoghurt and brought to justice by a great team: honey, cinnamon and rosewater.
LYCHEE GOJI BELLINI BY VIVEK SINGH
For those with sophisticated taste, try this Lychee Goji Bellini from Chef Vivek Singh and his team at the Cinnamon Kitchen. As food blogger Snig’s Kitchen explains, “Delicately light and floral, lychee pairs perfectly with the Fair Goji Liqueur which is packed with vibrant red fruit flavours and a depth of richer herbal notes. The elegant, crisp Prosecco is dry enough to balance the drink and prevent it being overly sweet.”
For the no-hassle-whatsoever option, turn to our campaign partner Kingfisher beer and experience the real taste of India. Kingfisher is India’s No.1, the first choice of the nation from Delhi to Doddanapudi, and the leading Indian beer the world over.
Brewed to an authentic and most venerable recipe for more than 150 years, it is the perfect partnership for the heat and spice of even the richest of curries.
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